WHAT'S A SKIN?
In a skins format, each golf hole is assigned a dollar value. To
win a "skin," a player needs to win the hole outright. In the
case of a tie, the hole's skin is added to the value of the next, and
the players will proceed to play the next hole.
Weekend golfers have played the highly popular skins format for years.
The format can lead to dramatic shifts in a golfer's skins score, especially
if the value of a particular skin escalates after a series of ties.
The history behind the word "skins" as it applies to golf is
not clear. Some believe it comes from a time when European fur traders
sailing in to the British Isles would use their animal pelts to make wagers
on the course. Others believe it is a corruption of the word "syndicates."
In The Wendy's Champions Skins
Game, the first six holes are worth $30,000 each, the next six are $40,000
each, the next five are $50,000 each, and the final hole is worth a minimum
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