POIPU – The four players are lined up, and tickets are available for the 2002 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which will take place for the ninth consecutive year at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai’s south shore.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is a 36-hole stroke-play tournament conducted over two days, November 26 and 27, preceded on November 25 by a Pro Am tournament.
Tickets are priced at $10 for the Pro Am, $20 for first round play (November 26), $20 for final round play (November 27), or $40 for season tickets covering all three days. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-PGA-TCKT or online at www.PGA.com.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is the most difficult tournament in the world in which to gain entry. Each year, The PGA of America invites the winners of the four major championships—the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship—to compete in the tournament for a $1 million purse, with the champion taking home $400,000.
Last year’s PGA Grand Slam of Golf Champion Tiger Woods will return this year to defend his title against Rich Beem, Justin Leonard, and Davis Love III.
Woods earned his entry into this year’s PGA Grand Slam with his win in the 2002 Masters, becoming the first player ever to earn six invitations to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
With his dual win in the 2002 Masters and U.S. Open, Woods opened the door for an alternate berth in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, to be filled by Justin Leonard. (Former major champions who compete in the current year’s major championships are eligible for alternate berths, with points tallied throughout the year.)
Davis Love III will fill a second alternate berth, as British Open champion Ernie Els is unable to compete in this year’s PGA Grand Slam due to scheduling conflicts. Rich Beem, winner of the 2002 PGA Championship, will round out the foursome, making his first PGA Grand Slam appearance.
Since 1994, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has been hosted by Poipu Bay Golf Course and the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa. TNT, one of Turner Broadcasting System’s most prominent cable networks, will televise the PGA Grand Slam of Golf to more than 82 million U.S. homes and more than 100 countries worldwide in a prime-time telecast.