The Slam begins

POIPU – The four players are lined up, and they are ready to play for the 2002 PGA Grand Slam of Golf trophy, which will shine 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.

The tourney event 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 Masters and the U.S. Open. Beem won the PGA Championship, and Leonard and Love gained entry as alternates.

PGA Grand Slam

Where: Poipu Bay Golf Course

When: Nov. 25-27

Who’s playing: Tiger Woods, Rich Beem, Justin Leonard and Davis Love III.

Tickets: $10 for the Pro Am, $20 for first round play (Nov. 26), $20 for final round play (Nov. 27), or $40 for season tickets covering all three days.

To get tickets: Call 1-800-PGA-TCKT or online at www.PGA.com.

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