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PGA Grand Slam field to be finalized at Southern Hills
The PGA Championship winner will round out the foursome for the 25th PGA Grand Slam of Golf, set for Oct. 15-17 in Bermuda. Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera and Padraig Harrington are already in the field for the $1.35 million shootout.
The winner of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills will do more than pick up a seven-figure first-place check and take possession of the Wanamaker Trophy. He also will complete the foursome for the 2007 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
The 25th edition of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf will be played Oct. 15-17 at the Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda. The purse this year totals $1.35 million, with the winner receiving $600,000; second place $300,000; third place $250,000; and fourth place $200,000.
Already in the field are the winners of the first three majors of 2007 -- Open Championship winner Padraig Harrington, U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera and Masters champion Zach Johnson. As first-time major winners, all three will be making their debuts in the season-ending showcase of major champions.
Should one of those three players also win the PGA Championship, the foursome will be completed from the Major Champions Points List composed of past major champions who are competing in the 2007 majors.
In becoming the first European player to capture a major championship since 1999, Harrington edged Sergio Garcia in a dramatic four-hole playoff victory over Sergio Garcia in July at Carnoustie.
Cabrera became the second first-time entrant into the 2007 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, and joined 1967 Open Championship winner Roberto De Vicenzo as the only Argentines to win a major championship as he held off world No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 3 Jim Furyk to win the U.S. Open at Oakmont in June.
Johnson, who captured his first Green Jacket in just his third start at Augusta National in April, joined 1955 U.S. Open Champion Jack Fleck as the only native Iowans to win a major championship. He also played on the 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup Team.
The 36-hole PGA Grand Slam of Golf will be broadcast 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.
PGA Grand Slam Week begins Monday, Oct. 15, with the Pro-Am featuring amateur groups composed of officials, VIPs and guests of The PGA of America, TNT and Bermuda, who will play alongside the major champions. Cameras and autographs are only allowed on Monday, which is when the Champions Clinic also will take place.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 16-17, are the competition days, where the limited gallery will experience the major champions up close, as all spectators will enjoy "inside-the-fairway."
Season tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 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. In addition, The PGA of America is offering $10 daily tickets to children 17 years and younger when accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult. All proceeds from junior ticket sales will be donated directly to the Bermuda Junior Golf Association.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 800-PGA-GOLF (800-742-4653) or (561) 624-7601, as well as by visiting www.PGA.com.