GOLF ROUNDUP Sunday's other events
Champions Skins Game
WAILEA, Hawaii -- Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson won the Champions Skins Game, earning seven skins and 260,000 on the back nine to edge Gary Player and Jay Haas by 30,000. Nicklaus and Watson finished with nine skins and 320,000, giving Nicklaus an event-record 96 skins and 2,295,000. Second last year, Nicklaus and Watson sealed the win when Player-Haas bogeyed the first playoff hole and were eliminated. Player and Haas, the Champions Tour player of the year, finished with six skins worth 290,000 in the four-team, alternate-shot event. The 30,000 margin was the second-smallest in event history, behind only Gary Player's 10,000 victory over Watson in 2000 in individual play. Arnold Palmer made a 10-foot birdie on the second playoff hole to earn a skin worth 100,000, the only money he and Loren Roberts won. Defending champions Raymond Floyd and Dana Quigley began the day tied for the lead with Nicklaus-Watson at two skins and 60,000, but were blanked on the back nine.
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Lee Westwood beat Toru Taniguchi 4 and 3 and Europe took six of eight singles points for a 12 1/2-3 1/2 victory over Asia in the Royal Trophy. Paul McGinley, Johan Edfors, Anthony Wall and Robert Karlsson also won matches for Europe. McGinley beat Thaworn Wiratchant 2 and 1, Edfors downed S.K. Ho 3 and 2, Wall, beat Tetsuji Hiratsuka 4 and 2, and Karlsson topped Jeev Milkha Singh 3 and 2.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa' -- Argentina's Ariel Canete won the Joburg Open for his first European tour title, birdieing three of the final four holes for a 4-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over South Africa's Andrew McLardy. Canete finished with a 19-under 266 total in the tournament co-sanctioned by the European and Southern Africa tours. McLardy closed with a 68.
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