Bradley to Bermuda

PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley put an end to the U.S. drought in major championships with a stunning victory in the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club. Bradley earned the final spot in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.


Keegan Bradley grabbed the last spot in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf with his playoff win at the 93rd PGA Championship. (Getty Images)

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Keegan Bradley, who overcame a triple bogey on the 15th hole at Atlanta Athletic Club and outlasted Jason Dufner in a a three-hole playoff to win the 93rd PGA Championship, has become the final major winner in 2011 to earn a berth in the 29th PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Bradley will be joined by Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel, U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy and Open Champion Darren Clarke, Oct. 18-19, at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda, where South Africa's Ernie Els triumphed a year ago.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase event that boasts the most difficult qualification requirement in the game -- a major championship -- will be televised by TNT to a worldwide audience.

Port Royal Golf Course joins the Fairmont Southampton as the official hotel site for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. The 6,842-yard, par-71 Port Royal is a public course that opened for play in 1970.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a $1.35 million purse, with the winner receiving $600,000, second place $300,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.

TNT's prime-time broadcast of the event reaches a worldwide audience of 88.9 million U.S. homes and international viewers in more than 100 countries.The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course, and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel.

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. Ernie Els captured the 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf title at Port Royal.

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