Grand Slam of Golf

Worth Another Look

Golf fans will get another chance to watch Phil Mickelson post his record round of 59 at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in November when The Golf Channel rebroadcasts Lefty's win at the exclusive event Jan. 11-12, 2005.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The 22nd PGA Grand Slam of Golf, featuring Phil Mickelson's dazzling record-59 performance, will be rebroadcast in the U.S. and Canada in primetime Tues., Jan. 11 (first round) and Wed., Jan. 12 (final round), at 7:30 p.m. EST on The Golf Channel.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which showcases the winners of the year's four major championships, is the game's most exclusive event. It was contested Nov. 23-24, 2004 and hosted for the 11th consecutive year at Poipu Bay Golf Course & Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa in Kauai, Hawaii.

Mickelson, the Masters Champion, made his PGA Grand Slam of Golf debut, and was joined by U.S. Open Champion Retief Goosen, British Open Champion Todd Hamilton and PGA Champion Vijay Singh, who made his third PGA Grand Slam appearance. Singh is only the fourth player in history to win a PGA Player of the Year award, Vardon Trophy and PGA Championship in the same season, joining an elite list that includes Ben Hogan (1948), Sam Snead (1949) and Tiger Woods (1999, 2000).

Yet Singh, along with Goosen and Hamilton, found himself in the wake of a career performance by Mickelson, whose 59 featured 24 putts, 14 greens in regulation and just five fairways hit. He recorded 11 birdies, two eagles and five pars.

"It was the greatest round of putting I have ever seen in golf," said TNT Golf Analyst Bobby Clampett. "Truly remarkable."

Singh had other praise, while putting together two impressive rounds of 66.

"Phil outplayed everybody -- or outscored everybody," said Singh. "It was incredible. After about the 12th hole, we were just watching him."

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a total purse of $1 million, with the Champion earning $400,000. TNT, one of Turner Broadcasting System's most prominent cable networks, originates the broadcast of the 36-hole stroke-play event. The event is televised to some 88 million U.S. homes by TNT and to more than 100 countries worldwide.

The Golf Channel, co-founded by Arnold Palmer, is available in more than 85 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. It features a programming schedule that includes more live golf coverage than any other network, as well as news, instruction and original productions.

Other News
  • The Golf Channel to rebroadcast 2004 PGA Grand Slam
    (12/16/04) —You can relive Phil Mickelson's thrilling win at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course when The Golf Channel rebroadcasts the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Jan. 11-12, 2005.
  • Mickelson makes Grand Slam history with amazing 59 (11/24/04) —Phil Mickelson turned Poipu Bay Golf Course into his own personal playground Wednesday, firing an eye-popping 13-under-par 59 that shattered the PGA Grand Slam of Golf record of 61 and powered the reigning Masters Champion to victory in the exclusive event reserved for major winners. Amazingly, Mickelson hit only five fairways while registering the lowest round of life.
  • Day Two interview with Phil and friends
    (11/24/04) — PGA Grand Slam of Golf champion Phil Mickelson, Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh and Todd Hamilton talk about Mickelson's magical second-round 59 at Poipu Bay Golf Course.
  • Goosen flies into lead at PGA Grand Slam (11/23/04) — Retief Goosen will be remembered for his incredible putting performance at Shinnecock Hills in June while capturing his second U.S. Open title. His work with the flatstick Tuesday at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf wasn't too bad either.
  • How the Fab Four Fared in 2004
    (11/22/04) — Most golf fans know that PGA Champion Vijay Singh won the most tournaments and earned the most money on the PGA Tour in 2004. But did you know that the world's No. 1 player was ranked near the bottom in putting? We break down all the stats for the four participants in this week's PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
  • PGA Grand Slam of Golf returns to Thanksgiving week (08/27/04) — The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the toughest tournament to gain entry into, will be contested Nov. 22-24 at Poipu Bay Golf Course and Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa in Kauai, Hawaii.
  • PGA winner Singh completes Grand Slam field (08/20/04) — Vijay Singh didn't make a birdie during regulation play in the final round at Whistling Straits, but he made a huge one on the first of three playoff holes to defeat Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco and win the 86th PGA Championship.
  • Open champ Hamilton heading to Hawaii (07/23/04) — Todd Hamilton earned some mighty nice perks for winning the 133rd Open Championship at Royal Troon, not the least of which was a free trip to Poipu Bay Golf Course in Kauai, Hawaii, for the exclusive PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Hamilton, a PGA Tour rookie who defeated Ernie Els in a four-hole playoff to win the claret jug, joins Masters champion Phil Mickelson and U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen in the one-of-kind event that brings together the year's four major championship winners.
  • Goosen shines at Shinnecock to earn Grand Slam bid (07/26/04) — South Africa's Retief Goosen earned his second invitation to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf when he putted his way to the 104th U.S. Open title. Goosen claimed his second U.S. Open championship on June 21, holding back Masters winner and fellow Grand Slam invitee Phil Mickelson.
  • 'People's champion' Mickelson simply Grand at Augusta Nationali (07/26/04) — Phil Mickelson erased an 0-for-46 winless streak in major championships in April with a thrilling back-nine Sunday charge to win the Masters and earn a spot in the prestigeous PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Poipu Bay Golf Course at The Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa in Kauai, Hawaii.

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