The Skins Game was an unofficial-money event on the PGA Tour from 1983 to 2008. It took place in November or December each year after the end of the official PGA Tour season. It was recognized by the PGA Tour but did not count towards the official money list. The Skins Game differed from most PGA Tour golf tournaments in several ways….as only four golfers were invited to the tournament…and the golfers played to win individual holes or “skins“ in a match play format. Each hole was assigned a different monetary value….and the golfer who won the hole with the best score outright won the money for that hole. In the event that two or more golfers tie….which is called on a hole….the skins carried over to the next hole. In the event that two or more golfers halve the final hole….a playoff began until one golfer won a hole outright. In a playoff that requires more than one playoff hole….if a player is not one of those that halve the playoff hole….he is eliminated….for it was not “one tie, all tie”.
Peter Erling Jacobsen is an American professional golfer and commentator on Golf Channel and NBC…. as seen in this video herewith where he is teamed with Vin Scully. Jacobsen played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour…..where he has won seven events on the PGA Tour….and two events on the Champions Tour….with both of those being majors. Jacobsen and Scully talk all things “skins” in this video clip….which is in preparation to the 1985 Skins Game featuring Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Fuzzy Zoeller.