Defending champion Keegan Bradley
Masters Champion Bubba Watson, U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson,
Open Champion Ernie Els, and defending Champion Keegan Bradley form
the elite foursome that will compete Oct. 22-24, at Bermuda's Port
Royal Golf Course in the 30th PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
It will be the rookie appearance for Watson and Simpson, while
2011 PGA Champion Bradley returns to Port Royal Golf Course where
he won last year's PGA Grand Slam of Golf title. Els marks his
fourth appearance in the season-ending showcase of major champions,
having won in 1997 and 2010.
Reigning PGA Champion Rory McIlroy had committed to compete in
the BMW Masters, Oct. 25-28, in Shanghai, China, prior to his
victory on Aug. 12, in the 94th PGA Championship. The new event was
added to the European Tour schedule in April.
Bradley, who tied for third in the PGA Championship at The Ocean
Course at Kiawah Island, S.C., won the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
by one stroke over 2011 Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel. McIlroy,
the 2011 U.S. Open Champion, finished third; and 2011 Open Champion
Darren Clarke was fourth.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features the most difficult
qualification requirement in the game - a major championship. The
PGA Grand Slam of Golf will be televised by TNT to a worldwide
Port Royal Golf Course is a 6,842-yard, par-71 public course
that opened for play in 1970.
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