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2014 Grand Slam of Golf

post #1 of 15
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It's still two months away and seems to go largely unnoticed since it's played during the week, but I for some reason love the grand slam of golf. It's usually the 4 major winners of the year playing for some great prize money on a course in Bermuda.

 

This year with Rory winning two of the majors...they've asked last years winner Adam Scott to come back. 

 

Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, and Adam Scott will tee it up on October 13th-15th. 

 

Here's some more info including the purse. Guaranteed $200,000? Not too shabby.
 

With Rory McIlroy’s exciting win at the PGA Championship on Sunday, Adam Scott will earn the final invite to this year's PGA Grand Slam of Golf, to be held Oct. 13-15 at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda

Since McIlroy was already assured of a spot in the field with his win at the Open Championship, the invitation is extended to Scott, the defending champion at the Bermuda event.

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McIlroy defeated Phil Mickelson by one stroke to win the PGA Championship for his third win in a row.

Scott will make the trip back to Bermuda looking to become the first back-to-back winner since Tiger Woods did it in 2005 and 2006. Last year, Scott beat Justin Rose by two strokes in a field that also included Jason Dufner and Padraig Harrington.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a $1.35 million purse, with the winner receiving $600,000, second place $300,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.

TNT's prime-time broadcast of the event reaches a worldwide audience of 88.9 million U.S. homes and international viewers in more than 100 countries. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course, and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel.

Established in 1979, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has grown from an 18-hole, single-day charity event to a 36-hole annual showdown that matches professional golf's best against each other.

While the PGA Grand Slam of Golf extends its four invitations each year to the winners of the four majors, there is a contingency plan in place should a player not be able to make the trip. In the event of an injury or a dual winner in a major championship, the PGA of America has developed a formula to complete the PGA Grand Slam of Golf field.

The defending champion receives the initial invitation, then the Major Champions Points List is used to complete the field. This equation incorporates active past major winners and how they compete in this year's major events. The point system awards 150 points for a second-place finish in a major event, 125 for third, 110 for fourth, 100 for fifth, 90 for sixth, 85 for seventh, all the way through 70th place, which receives 6 points. In order to be eligible for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, a player must be or must have been a major winner.

http://www.pga.com/grandslam/news/adam-scott-earns-final-invite-2014-pga-grand-slam-golf

post #2 of 15

While I understand inviting the winner of the event from the prior year, and they also should be a major winner - I would have liked to see Rickie get a chance to play in this. His major finishes this year is amazing; the only player to finish in the top five in all the majors in a year without winning at least one.

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Wally Fairway View Post
 

While I understand inviting the winner of the event from the prior year, and they also should be a major winner - I would have liked to see Rickie get a chance to play in this. His major finishes this year is amazing; the only player to finish in the top five in all the majors in a year without winning at least one.

Although he doesn't fit the *hasn't won a major* criteria...I completely agree with you.

post #4 of 15

I've played this course. Beautiful course!  I parred the 16th Cliff hole.  

post #5 of 15

Wow, that course looks amazing.

post #6 of 15

I too would like to see Fowler in the mix. 

post #7 of 15
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Adam Scott is out due to scheduling conflicts. 


Jim Furyk is in.

"Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open champion, was runner-up in this year's Major Champions Points List, which charts the performance throughout the year of active major champions."

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/jim-furyk-accepts-invite-complete-164452985--golf.html

post #8 of 15
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I almost forgot about this!!!!

 

This starts tomorrow at I believe 4pm ET.

 

Absolutely gorgeous course with 4 of golf's best players. 

 

2 day event. 

post #9 of 15

I get to play Port Royal in about 3 weeks! Super pumped! The 16th hole has been giving me nightmares.  230 yd par 3 with ocean breeze!? Gonna be a tricky one...  Hopefully they don't keep the same pin placements! :beer:

post #10 of 15
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I get to play Port Royal in about 3 weeks! Super pumped! The 16th hole has been giving me nightmares.  230 yd par 3 with ocean breeze!? Gonna be a tricky one...  Hopefully they don't keep the same pin placements! :beer:

I'd have to "play it forward" for sure. Such a gorgeous course. You should take pics!

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by aaronwright21 View Post
 

I get to play Port Royal in about 3 weeks! Super pumped! The 16th hole has been giving me nightmares.  230 yd par 3 with ocean breeze!? Gonna be a tricky one...  Hopefully they don't keep the same pin placements! :beer:


Played it and parred it.  I played from the 180 yard tees though.  You will love the course.  Enjoy!

post #12 of 15
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Coverage is at 4pm ET on TNT. However they've already played through 9 holes. Here's the scores so far...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #13 of 15

I watched it yesterday and I am recording today.  This is the only course I have played that is on tour.  It is really cool watching how they play the course compared to what I can do.  Last year Rory hit a drive on 15 to within 30 yards of the green (400+ yard hole).  MK was about 60 out yesterday.  That same hole, I still had 180 to the hole!  I did par 16, but the flag was in the middle, which was an easier location.  I just aimed for the right side of the green.  I also played from the 180 tee as opposed to the 230.

 

Bermuda is beautiful.  I highly recommend visiting there.  You can stay at the resort that is next to Port Royal, Pompano Beach Club.  They have a free shuttle to and from the course for guests.  It is a nice resort and the food was fabulous.

 

My wife was watching with me yesterday and kept saying, "We have to go back."  :dance:

post #14 of 15
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Although it will be on TNT in 40 minutes, here's the results if you can't watch it....sounds like it got pretty exciting at the end!

 

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Rory was +4 on the day and ended up in 3rd place with 2 over. Jim Furyk shot +2 on the day and ended up in last at 3 over. 

post #15 of 15

I watched the whole round.  Both Kaymer and Watson seemed to want to lose it more than win it! :-)  In the end, Kaymer made a birdie putt from 8 feet and Watson missed his by a blade of Bermuda grass.  I just loved watching them play on this stunning course.  Rory played poorly.  He looks tired as does Furyk.

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