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DATES: Tuesday, October 19th through Wednesday, October 20th
SITE: Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda
COURSE ARCHITECT: Robert Trent Jones Sr (1970), Roger Rulewich (2008-redesign)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 6,845
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 5 517 yds16 - Par 3 235 yds
8 - Par 3 193 yds17 - Par 5 507 yds
9 - Par 4 368 yds18 - Par 4 431 yds
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36 3,473 Yds35 3,372 Yds
 
Annual:  28th
Television:  TNT - Tuesday -- 4-7 p.m. (et),
  - Wednesday -- 5-9 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Lucas Glover (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  Angel Cabrera
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:  65 (Lucas Glover, 2009)
Total Purse:  $1,350,000
Shares:  1st - $600,000; 2nd - $300,000; 3rd - $250,000; 4th - $200,000
 
2009 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Lucas Glover131
Angel Cabrera136
Stewart Cink137
Y.E. Yang141
 
Past PGA Grand Slam of Golf Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2009Lucas Glover (131) -- Angel Cabrera
2008*Jim Furyk (136) -- Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman
2007*Angel Cabrera (136) -- Padraig Harrington, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson
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
Player200020012002 20032004 2005 2006200720082009
David Toms---2nd ------------------------
Ernie Els------ ------------------------
Martin Kaymer--------------- ---------------
Graeme McDowell--------------- ---------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Martin Kaymer
Darkhorse - David Toms
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Bo Van Pelt) - Finished tied for 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Joe Durant) - Finished tied for 27th
 
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 19 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 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els and David Toms. Els replaced Masters champion Phil Mickelson in the field, who is not playing due to his diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. Toms replaced British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, who is out due to ligament damage in his left ankle.

Els won this tournament in 1997 and finished third in 1994. Toms finished second in his only appearance in 2001. McDowell and Kaymer are playing in this event for the first time.

Last year, Lucas Glover carded rounds of 65-66 for a two-day total of 131, to capture this event at Port Royal Golf Club. Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, finished five shots ahead of 2009 Masters winner Angel Cabrera and six clear of 2009 British Open champ Stewart Cink. Y.E. Yang, the 2009 PGA Champion, came in last, 10 shots back.

Glover, who opened with a course-record six-under 65, fell into second place early in round two with a bogey on the fourth, as Cink made an early charge. Cink began his final round with back-to-back birdies to take the lead. With additional birdies on five and seven, Cink reached eight-under to lead Glover by one, who also made birdies on those two holes. With a birdie on the par four ninth, however, Glover tied Cink at the top. Meanwhile, Cabrera caught fire with two birdies and an eagle on the front nine to reach five-under, while Yang catapulted to four-under with two birdies and an eagle of his own. Glover made his move on the back nine. With birdies on 10 and 11, and coupled with Cink's bogeys on 12 and 13, his lead swelled to four. A double-bogey by Cink on 15 ended his chances. Cabrera, who captured this event in 2007, added a birdie on the 10th to reach six-under and then played the remaining eight holes in even par to match Glover at 66. He finished alone in second, while Cink, who rebounded with an eagle on 17, bogeyed the last for a round of 70. Glover's five-shot win was the largest since Tiger Woods defeated Phil Mickelson in 2005 by seven.

In 2008, 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 Woods, Greg Norman and Andy North as the only players to win this event more than once. Furyk also captured the title in 2003.

2007 U.S. Open champion Cabrera birdied the third playoff hole to defeat British Open winner Harrington and win. Cabrera managed rounds of 68-68, while Harrington shot 67-69. The pair finished the two rounds at four-under- par 136.

In 2006, Woods came from three shots back of Furyk after day one to win this event 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 Mickelson. 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.

Mickelson set a new course record in 2004 with his second round 59, as he defeated Vijay 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.

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 have won twice.

The tournament will be held at Port Royal Golf Course for the second straight year. The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda hosted the event in 2007 and 2008. Poipu Bay Resort in Hawaii hosted the event the previous 13 years (1994-2006). 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 Las Vegas, Nevada this week for the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Martin Laird is the defending champion.

10/18 14:55:24 ET

As of October 18, 2010, at 02:55 PM ET