Published: Aug 31, 2011 12:14 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 31, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - As Arnold Palmer slowly walked up the 18th fairway Tuesday at Portland Golf Club, an Umpqua Bank Challenge official stood on the green and told fans this might the last Northwest tournament for the 81-year-old golf legend.

Palmer wasn't sure about that, saying at his age, there's "a little bit of everything in my mind."

What is certain, though, is that the Challenge will be back.

After an eight-year absence, Peter Jacobsen's 36-hole charity tournament successfully resumed on a smaller scale. Steve Elkington and Scott McCarron romped to the title, shooting a better-ball score of 24-under par 120 to win by six strokes over Jay Haas and John Cook.