The winner of the 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf will take home this beautiful trophy. (The PGA of America)
Masters champion to punch ticket to PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Along with a coveted Green Jacket, the winner of the Masters will earn one of the hardest invitations in the game -- a spot in the 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 30, 2010 -- There's a reason a spot in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf is considered one of the hardest berths to secure in golf. After all, 45 men have won the Masters since its 1934 debut, but only 18 have carried off the trophy earned by the "Champion of Champions."
The first of those coveted spots in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf will go to the winner of the Masters Tournament, April 8-11, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Argentina's Angel Cabrera, winner of the 2007 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, is the defending champion.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf returns to the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, Oct. 18-20, where Lucas Glover posted a five-stroke triumph over Cabrera in last year's meeting of major champions.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf will once again air on TNT, where it is broadcast in prime-time to more than 99 million U.S. homes and an international audience of more than 100 countries. Comprised of the four major championship winners, the 36-hole PGA Grand Slam of Golf provides the best players in the world the opportunity to earn a spot in the most elusive and difficult foursome in all of golf.
Joining the Masters Champion in that foursome will be the winners of the U.S. Open, June 17-20 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.; the British Open, July 15-18, at the Old Course at St. Andrew's in St. Andrew's, Scotland and the PGA Championship, Aug. 12-15, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.
Should a player win more than one major Championship this season, the PGA Grand Slam foursome will be completed through the Major Champions Points List composed of past major Champions who compete in the current year's majors.
Past PGA Grand Slam of Golf Champions include: Glover, Cabrera, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Tom Lehman, Ben Crenshaw, Greg Norman, Nick Price and Ian Woosnam.