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PGA of America - PGA Grand Slam of Golf Preview
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DATES: Tuesday, October 20th through Wednesday, October 21st
SITE: Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda
COURSE ARCHITECT: Robert Trent Jones Sr (1970), Roger Rulewich (2008-redesign)
PAR: 70
YARDAGE: 6,824
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 418 yds10 - Par 4 350 yds
2 - Par 5 567 yds11 - Par 4 436 yds
3 - Par 3 148 yds12 - Par 4 383 yds
4 - Par 4 458 yds13 - Par 3 225 yds
5 - Par 4 380 yds14 - Par 4 393 yds
6 - Par 4 424 yds15 - Par 4 412 yds
7 - Par 4 517 yds16 - Par 3 235 yds
8 - Par 3 193 yds17 - Par 5 507 yds
9 - Par 4 368 yds18 - Par 4 410 yds
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35 3,473 Yds35 3,351 Yds
 
Annual:  27th
Television:  TNT - Tuesday -- 4-7 p.m. (et)
  Wednesday -- 5-9 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Jim Furyk (Not Defending)
Runner-Up:  Padraig Harrington
Tournament Record:  127 (Tiger Woods, 2002; Phil Mickelson, 2004)
Largest Match Win:  Davis Love III def. Jose Maria Olazabal, 6 & 5 (1999)
Closest Match Win:  Lee Janzen def. Mark O'Meara, 1-up (1998)
18-Hole Record:  59 (Phil Mickelson, 2004 - Poipu Bay Golf Club)
Course Record:  67 (Padraig Harrington, Jim Furyk, 2007)
Total Purse:  $1,350,000
Shares:  1st - $600,000; 2nd - $300,000; 3rd - $250,000; 4th - $200,000
 
2008 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Jim Furyk *136
Padraig Harrington136
Retief Goosen141
Trevor Immelman145

* - Won in Playoff

 
Past PGA Grand Slam of Golf Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008*Jim Furyk (136) -- Padraig Harrington
2007*Angel Cabrera (136) -- Padraig Harrington
2006Tiger Woods (136) -- Jim Furyk, Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Weir
2005Tiger Woods (131) -- Phil Mickelson, Michael Campbell, Vijay Singh
2004Phil Mickelson (127) -- Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Todd Hamilton
2003Jim Furyk (135) -- Mike Weir, Shaun Micheel, Ben Curtis
2002Tiger Woods (127) -- Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, Rich Beem
2001Tiger Woods (132) -- David Toms, Retief Goosen, David Duval
2000*Tiger Woods (139) -- Vijay Singh, Tom Lehman, Paul Azinger
1999Tiger Woods def. Davis Love III, 3 & 2 -- Olazabal def. Lawrie, (inj)
1998Tiger Woods def. Vijay Singh, 2-up -- Janzen def. O'Meara, 1-up
1997Ernie Els (133) -- Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Justin Leonard
1996Tom Lehman (134) -- Steve Jones, Nick Faldo, Mark Brooks
1995Ben Crenshaw (140) -- Steve Elkington, Corey Pavin, John Daly
1994Greg Norman (136) -- Nick Price, Ernie Els, Jose Maria Olazabal
1993Greg Norman (145) -- Paul Azinger, Lee Janzen, Bernhard Langer
1992*Nick Price (137) -- Tom Kite, Fred Couples, Nick Faldo
1991Ian Woosnam (135) -- Ian Baker-Finch, Payne Stewart, John Daly
1990Andy North (70) -- Craig Stadler, Payne Stewart, Curtis Strange
1989Curtis Strange (73) -- Craig Stadler, Ian Baker-Finch, Greg Norman
1988Larry Nelson (69) -- Larry Mize, Scott Simpson, Greg Norman
1987Not Held
1986Greg Norman (70) -- Fuzzy Zoeller, Jack Nicklaus, Bob Tway
1985Not Held
1984Not Held
1983Not Held
1982Bill Rogers (71) -- David Graham, Larry Nelson, Tom Watson
1981Lee Trevino (68) -- Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros
1980Lanny Wadkins (71) -- Hale Irwin, David Graham, Fuzzy Zoeller
1979Gary Player/Andy North (73) -- Jack Nicklaus, John Mahaffey

* - Won in Playoff

Top Contenders in the Field
Player1999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Angel Cabrera------------------------Won---
Stewart Cink------------------------------
Lucas Glover------------------------------
Y.E. Yang------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Stewart Cink
Darkhorse - Y.E. Yang
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Jim Furyk) - Finished tied for 4th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Leif Olson) - Withdrew following 1st round
 
NOTES:
This event features the winners of the four major championships, The Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. The two-day tournament, which is sponsored by the PGA of America, has undergone changes in the last 17 years, expanding from 18 to 36 holes in 1991, becoming a match-play event in 1998 and returning to stroke play in 2000.

This year's field includes Masters champion Angel Cabrera, British Open winner Stewart Cink, U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover and Y.E. Yang who captured the PGA Championship. Cabrera is the only competitor in the field who has played in this event, winning in 2007.

Last year, Jim Furyk outlasted Padraig Harrington in a playoff to capture his second PGA Grand Slam of Golf title. Trailing by one shot heading into the final hole, Furyk made birdie to force a playoff and then eagled from six-feet to become only the fourth multiple winner of this event. With the win, Furyk joined Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Andy North as the only players to win this event more than once. Retief Goosen finished third, five shots back and Trevor Immelman came in last. Furyk, who was an alternate for this event, as Woods missed the tournament due to his knee surgery, won this event back in 2003. Both Furyk and Harrington shot back-to-back 68s the first two rounds.

In 2007 U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera birdied the third playoff hole to defeat 2007 British Open winner Harrington and win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Cabrera managed rounds of 68-68, while Harrington shot 67-69. The pair finished the two rounds at four-under-par 136 and it took some drama to get them into the playoff. Cabrera pushed it to extra holes thanks to an impressive eagle at the par-five 18th hole in regulation. Harrington birdied the hole to force the playoff and the two headed back to 18 at Mid Ocean Club. The duo parred the first two extra holes, 18 and the par-three 17th. They returned to the par-five closing hole and Harrington hit a poor tee shot at the third playoff hole. Cabrera reached the green in two and two-putted for the birdie and the victory in his first trip to the event. Furyk finished two shots back, while 2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson finished three shots behind.

In 2006, Tiger Woods came from three shots back of Furyk after day one to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf for the seventh time in eight tries. He fired rounds of 70-66 to win by two over Furyk.

In 2005, despite a bogey on the first hole, Woods cruised to a seven-shot win over Phil Mickelson, to win this event for a sixth time. Two shots back after the opening nine holes to Mickelson, Woods posted four birdies on the home nine to take a three-shot lead over Lefty after day one. More of the same on day two, as Woods shot 64 and Mickelson 68. Michael Campbell finished 12 shots back, while Vijay Singh was last, 13 strokes behind.

Mickelson set a new course record in 2004 with his second round 59, as he defeated Singh by five shots, tying the tournament record of 127. Mickelson, who trailed first-round leader Retief Goosen by three shots, shot a front-nine of 28, which included six birdies and an eagle. For the day, Mickelson had 11 birdies and one eagle, as he toured the Poipu Bay Course in just 24 putts. Singh shot back-to-back 66s, while Goosen carded rounds of 65-68. 2004 British Open champion Todd Hamilton finished last, 18 shots behind with rounds of 70-75.

In 2002, Woods set more records, as he shot a then course-record 61 for a tournament record of 127, defeating Davis Love III and Justin Leonard by a whopping 14 shots. Rich Beem, the 2002 PGA Champion, finished a distant fourth, 18 shots back. Woods was bogey-free that year, making 15 birdies and one eagle in his record-setting performance.

Not surprising, Woods is the all-time money leader with $3,150,000 in earnings. Greg Norman, Andy North and Furyk are the only other multiple winners of this event. Norman is a three-time winner, while North and Furyk won twice.

After two consecutive years at The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda, Port Royal Golf Course will play host to the event. Orginally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, Port Royal underwent an extensive restoration by Roger Rulewich. Poipu Bay Resort in Hawaii hosted the event the previous 13 years. This tournament has been held at Oak Hill Country Club, Hazeltine National, Breakers West Golf Club, PGA National, Kemper Lakes, Kauai Lagoons and PGA West.

The PGA Tour moves to Scottsdale, Arizona this week for the Fry's.com Open, as Cameron Beckman defends his title.

10/19 13:02:42 ET

As of October 19, 2009, at 01:02 PM ET