Golf News for Monday, October 18, 2010 | Briefly

Martin Kaymer picked by octopus to win PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Squirt, resident octopus oracle at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, picks 2010 PGA Champion Martin Kaymer to with the 28th PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course.

It was a prediction that came down to the wire.

Squirt had to choose among four flag-adorned boxes, each filled with a shrimp. He first went after the American flagged box before settling on the shrimp in the German box. An aquarium official had to make the final call after watching the action closely from above the octopus tank.

PGA of America Senior Director of Championships David Charles was on hand to witness.

The prediction comes in the wake of another of the aquarium's octopuses attempted to predict the 2010 Cup Match Classic winner this past summer. Whodini chose Somerset over St. George's, which halfway through the cricket match looked like a plausible outcome, but rain prevented a true result to validate the fortuneteller's true prowess.

Squirt's prediction will be put to the test at the Port Royal Golf Course, Oct. 18-20. Kaymer will face South African Ernie Els, Irishman Graeme McDowell and American David Toms with the title "Champion of Champions" on the line.

Tickets are on sale for the 28th PGA Grand Slam of Golf in the Golf Shop at the Port Royal Golf Course. Season tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be available for $50 and come in the form of three individual tickets for each day. Daily tickets for individual day attendance will be available for $20 on Monday for the Champions Clinic and Pro-Am and each day for the Tuesday and Wednesday competition days.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the admission gate each day.