Funk wins big at Skins Game

Monday, November 28, 2005

Fred Funk went from wearing a pink skirt on the third hole to walking away with nearly all the money in the Skins Game.

Funk won the final $550,000 and six skins, for a total of $925,000 and 15 skins in his first try in La Quinta, Calif.

The 49-year-old Funk became the oldest Skins Game winner, and took all $700,000 available on Sunday. Tiger Woods won the other $75,000, on the third hole Saturday. Annika Sorenstam was shut out for the second straight year, and Fred Couples also was blanked.

Australian Open

Robert Allenby won Australian Open, shooting a 5-over 77 to hold off Australian countrymen John Senden, Nick O'Hern and Paul Sheehan by a stroke in Fingal, Australia.

China Open

England's Paul Casey won the China Open for his fifth European tour title, beating countryman Oliver Wilson with a birdie on the first playoff hole in Shenzhen, China.

-- From wire reports

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