Golf News for Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Tournaments

Adam Scott 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.

About The PGA of America
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.

About Bermuda
Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. The island has more golf courses per square mile than anywhere in the world and the pleasant climate allows for a round of play any month of the year, no matter the season. Each of its breathtaking courses features a blend of turquoise ocean views, rolling hills and humbling challenges. For more information, please visit www.gotobermuda.com or call 1-800-BERMUDA.

Contact:
Julius Mason
561/624-8444
jmason@pgahq.com

Michele Cooper
732/469-5700
michele@mastrocomm.com