Zoeller-Jacobsen defeat Nicklaus-Watson in Champions Skins Game

Updated: February 24, 2008, 9:28 PM ET
Associated Press

KAANAPALI, Hawaii -- Fuzzy Zoeller and Peter Jacobsen rallied to win the Champions Skins Game on Sunday, winning six skins and $320,000 in alternate-shot play to beat defending champions Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.

Zoeller and Jacobsen were each making their second appearances at the tournament and their first as a team.

"These guys in this thing are Hall of Famers. These are legends," Jacobsen said. "Once we got past the resumes on the first nine holes, we kind of settled in."

Nicklaus and Watson won eight skins and a record $270,000 in the first nine holes Saturday, but were shut out Sunday. Gary Player and Loren Roberts finished third with $180,000 and Arnold Palmer and Jay Haas were shut out.

"It was Jack's and Tom Watson's day yesterday. But today, it's another day. It's golf. It's a crazy game and things were just falling our way," Zoeller said. "Guys were missing putts and we had an opportunity to make a couple to get us into the positive category and it just blossomed from there."

After Zoeller-Jacobsen and Nicklaus-Watson halved the final in regulation, Zoeller tapped in for par on the first extra hole to take the final $100,000.


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