With the Claret Jug in hand, Stewart Cink can go for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf trophy. (Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)
Third berth in PGA Grand Slam goes to Open champ Cink
Stewart Cink did more than win the Open Championship on Sunday. He also earned his first trip to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda, where he will be joined by the winners of the other three majors.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Stewart Cink, who prevailed in a four-hole playoff against Tom Watson to win the 183rd Open Championship on Sunday, captured the third spot in the most difficult tournament in the world to qualify for -- the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which will be contested Oct. 20-21 at Bermuda’s Port Royal Golf Course.
Cink coolly drained a 15-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of regulation Sunday at Turnberry to get in the clubhouse at 2-under 278. When Watson bogeyed the closing hole a few minutes later, the two headed for a four-hole aggregate playoff. Cink easily prevailed in the playoff to earn his first major title.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf will once again air on TNT, where it is broadcast in prime-time to more than 89 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.
Cink will be joined in the Grand Slam foursome by Masters Champion Angel Cabrera -- the 2007 PGA Grand Slam of Golf winner -- U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover and the winner of the 91st PGA Championship, Aug. 13-16, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.
Should a player win more than one major Championship this season, the 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: Cabrera, Mickelson, defending champion Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Tom Lehman, Ben Crenshaw, Greg Norman, Nick Price and Ian Woosnam.
Tickets and corporate hospitality for the 27th 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 or www.pgagrandslamofgolf.com. A limited amount of tickets are available to witness golf’s major Champions compete for the title Champion of Champions.