PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – PGA Champion Keegan Bradley, who turned around disaster with one of the most unforgettable rallies in major championship history Aug. 14, at Atlanta Athletic Club, has become the fourth and final major champion to earn a berth in the 29th PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
Bradley, 25, the third player to win one of golf’s four major championships in his first appearance, will be joined by Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy and Open Champion Darren Clarke, Oct. 18-19, at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase event that boasts the most difficult qualification requirement in the game – a major championship – will be televised by TNT to a worldwide audience.
Bradley recovered from a triple bogey-6 on the par-3 15th hole, adding two birdies in the next two holes for a 2-under-par 68 and a 72-hole total of 8-under-par 272. From there, he dueled with Jason Dufner in a three-hole aggregate playoff, using a birdie on the 16th hole to capture the Wanamaker Trophy by one stroke.
Port Royal Golf Course joins the Fairmont Southampton as the official hotel site for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. The 6,842-yard, par-71 Port Royal is a 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 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. Ernie Els captured the 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf title at Port Royal.
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