INDIO, Calif., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Greg Norman, who does not even plan to play on the PGA Tour next year, showed signs of his old self Sunday by winning the entire $1 million purse at the Skins Game.
The former world No. 1 from Australia, Norman took advantage of a new rule that forced players to validate a skin by at least halving the following hole.
While holes were won Saturday, all $300,000 up for grabs was carried over to Sunday. Norman finally cashed in at No. 17, claiming his second straight hole and $800,000 with a three-foot birdie putt.
Norman won the final $200,000 on the second playoff hole, sinking a four-footer. The new rule did not apply to the playoff.
Thanks to the new rule, Norman surpassed the $635,000 record set by Fred Couples in 1999. He also claimed all 18 skins, beating Fuzzy Zoeller's mark of 14 established in 1986.
Norman, who turns 47 in February, plans on playing a limited schedule around the world in 2002 while he concentrates on his golf course design business.