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U.S. Open champ Cabrera earns second Mid Ocean spot
Angel Cabrera of Argentina held off world No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 3 Jim Furyk to win the U.S. Open at Oakmont. His victory gives him a berth alongside Masters champion Zach Johnson in the 25th PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Angel Cabrera became the second first-time entrant into this year's season-ending showcase of major Champions, the 25th PGA Grand Slam of Golf, to be hosted in Bermuda at the Mid Ocean Club and Fairmont Southampton Hotel.
Cabrera joins 1967 British Open Champion Roberto De Vicenzo as the only Argentines to win a major Championship. He will join fellow first-time entrant Masters Champion Zach Johnson in the elite foursome.
Boasting the most difficult qualification requirement in the game a major championship the 36-hole PGA Grand Slam of Golf will be contested Oct. 15-17, and televised by TNT to an audience of 89 million U.S. homes, along with an international audience of more than 100 countries in a prime-time telecast.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf purse is $1.35 million, with the winner receiving $600,000; second place $300,000; third place $250,000; and fourth place $200,000.
The remaining berths in the 25th PGA Grand Slam of Golf will be determined at the British Open at Carnoustie, Scotland, July 19-22, 2007; and the 89th PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Aug. 9-12, 2007.
Tickets for the 25th PGA Grand Slam of Golf may be purchased by calling either 800-PGA-GOLF (800-742-4653) or (561) 624-7601 as well as by visiting www.PGA.com. A limited amount of tickets are available to witness golf's major Champions compete for the title Champion of Champions.
PGA Grand Slam Week begins Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, with the Champions Clinic and Pro-Am. The Champions Clinic features the major Champions demonstrating various golf skills and insight on how they execute their shots. The clinic will be televised by the GOLF CHANNEL. The Pro-Am features amateur groups composed of Officials, VIPs and guests of The PGA of America, TNT and Bermuda, who play alongside the major Champions. Cameras and autographs are only allowed on Monday.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 16-17, are the competition days, where the limited gallery will experience the major Champions up close, as inside-the-fairway access will be enjoyed by all spectators.
Season tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 15-17, are available for $150, and come in the form of three individual day tickets. Daily tickets for individual attendance are available for $50 on Monday for the Champions Clinic and Pro-Am; and $75 each day for the Tuesday and Wednesday competition days. All tickets include a sleeve and lanyard that must be utilized for clearly displaying tickets at all times while on property at the Mid Ocean Club.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Established in 1979, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has grown from an 18-hole, single-day charity event to a 36-hole annual showdown that matches professional golf's best against each other for a $1.35 million purse. Past Champions include 2006 champion Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Tom Lehman, Ben Crenshaw, Greg Norman, Nick Price and Ian Woosnam.
The 25th PGA Grand Slam of Golf will be hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Mid Ocean Club and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel.
The PGA of America
The PGA of America is the world's largest working sports organization comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf, while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position in a $62 billion-a-year industry by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions. Today's PGA Professional is the public's link to the game, serving an essential role in the operation of golf facilities throughout the country.
The PGA of America conducts four professional golf events: the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship and PGA Grand Slam of Golf.