INDIO, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Thanks to a new rule, the entire $1 million purse at the Skins Game will be at stake during Sunday's second nine holes at the Landmark Golf Club.
The rule forces a player that wins a skin to at least halve the following hole. While four skins were won Saturday, all $300,000 up for grabs on the front nine was pushed to Sunday.
The final nine holes and a playoff, if necessary, will be played Sunday.
Players were in good moods during the opening nine holes. Walking down the second fairway, Norman, Parnevik and Montgomerie joked with Woods after he left himself a long, winding birdie putt.
"Bad luck, Tiger," Parnevik joked.
"None of us mean it," Montgomerie added.
The good fun continued after Parnevik, who lives near Norman in Jupiter, Fla., missed a birdie opportunity to keep the Aussie in the hole.
"That's a good neighbor," Norman said. "I'll buy you a beer next week."
Montgomerie ended up making an 18-foot birdie putt to prevent Norman from breaking through.
The defending champion failed to earn the $75,000 available on No. 4 when he missed a short birdie put to halve. He won the fourth and final skin of the day at the fifth, but could not cash in at No. 6.
When play resumes Sunday, $350,000 will roll over to the 10th hole and will be up for grabs for Montgomerie, who birdied the ninth hole.
Montgomerie won last year's event in a playoff, making a two-foot par putt to claim $340,000 and outlast Fred Couples. He ended up with six skins and $415,000 in his first Skins Game appearance.