I REMEMBER WATCHING THE FIRST Skins Game when Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Gary Player divvied up the loot. I thought it was pretty cool. Nothing against football, but I liked the idea of watching the biggest names in golf stand over humongous money putts on Thanksgiving weekend in the Southern California desert.
The novelty has long since worn off. Now, 25 years later, the format is more than a little tired. I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched the Skins Game.
If there was such a thing as Silly Season majors, would the Skins Game be on the list? I figure Tiger’s tournament would be a shoo-in for Silly Season major status. Does anybody − even hard-core golf fans − care about any of the others?
−The Armchair Golfer