Every October, the winners of the four major golf tournaments of the year come together in a made-for-TV event where the players are contesting prize money that totals more than $1 million. Since 2007, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has been held at the Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda, the small island in the Atlantic with more golf courses per square mile than any other country in the world. This year's tournament will take place on October 22-24 and will be televised on TNT.
What the players and spectators have to look forward to in Bermuda
Photo courtesy of Robyn Fleming
Scheduled to appear this year are:
- Masters champion Bubba Watson, who won the famous green jacket in a thrilling sudden death playoff.
- US Open champion Webb Simpson, who came from behind on the final round to win at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
- Open Championship winner Ernie Els, who erased a six-shot deficit during the final round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.
- PGA Champion Rory McIlroy, who won his second major in two years at Kiawah Island, SC by a record eight strokes.
If you can't make it to Bermuda (and you should definitely try), the tournament tends to be very entertaining on TV. The cameras are able to get closer to the players than a normal PGA Tour event and the competitors wear microphones throughout the contest, enabling the viewers to hear the interaction between the players themselves as well as their caddies.