Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Adam Scott Becomes First Player to Qualify for 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – Masters Champion Adam Scott, the first Australian to capture the coveted green jacket, has become the first player to qualify for the 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Oct. 15-16, at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda.

Scott closed a dramatic two-hole playoff with Argentina’s Angel Cabrera, a two-time major champion and winner of the 2007 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, by making a 12-foot birdie putt.

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.

The remainder of the foursome for the 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf features the winner of the U.S. Open Championship, June 13-16, at Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.; the Open Championship, July 18-21, at Muirfield, Scotland, and the PGA Championship, Aug. 8-11, at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

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