PGA CHAMPION JASON DUFNER BECOMES FINAL MEMBER OF AN ELITE FOURSOME TO QUALIFY FOR 2013 PGA GRAND SLAM OF GOLF
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Jason Dufner lost a sizeable lead and a major championship two years ago, but erased that disappointment at renowned Oak Hill Country Club to capture the 95th PGA Championship. Dufner became the final member of the game’s elite foursome to qualify for the 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Oct. 15-16, at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda.
Dufner, who posted a final-round 2-under-par 68 for a two-stroke victory, joins Masters Champion Adam Scott, U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose and Open Champion Phil Mickelson in the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
Two years after losing to Keegan Bradley in a playoff in the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, Dufner got his redemption with a two-stroke victory over Jim Furyk at 10-under- par. Dufner entered the final round trailing Furyk by a stroke, but was nearly flawless when it counted most. On the weekend, he made just two bogeys in his final 28 holes – those coming on the last two holes.
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.
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, a 6,842-yard, par-71 public facility that opened for play in 1970, and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel.
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Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion-dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
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