PGA Grand Slam of Golf
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf was an annual off-season golf tournament contested from 1979 until 2014 when the tournament was cancelled. It was contested by the year's winners of the four major championships of regular men's golf, which are the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship. It was one of several invitational events for leading male golfers held each year after the PGA Tour and the European Tour seasons had concluded. The competition was organized by the PGA of America and the prize money did not count toward the PGA Tour money list.
|Course(s)||Port Royal Golf Course|
|Length||6,821 yards (6,237 m)|
|Organized by||PGA of America|
|Tour(s)||PGA Tour (unofficial event)|
|Format||Stroke play - 36 holes|
|Prize fund||$1.35 million|
The tournament was staged since 1979 with a couple of short breaks. Beginning in 1991, it was played as a two-day, 36-hole stroke play competition, except in 1998 and 1999, when it was played at match play. From 1979 to 1990, it was played as a one-day, 18-hole stroke play competition. If a player won more than one major in a calendar year or a player declined the invitation to play, the PGA of America filled the four-man field by inviting the former major winner(s) with the best overall finishes in that year's majors.
Initially the PGA Grand Slam of Golf was played at a different golf course each year, but from 1994 to 2006, it was played at the Poipu Bay Golf Course in Koloa, Hawaii on the island of Kauai. The tournament in Hawaii allowed the event to be televised in prime-time American television with live coverage because of the time difference.
In 2007, the tournament moved to the Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda and it was played in mid-October, reflecting the earlier end to the main part of the PGA Tour season after the introduction of the FedEx Cup. In 2009, the event stayed in Bermuda but moved to the Port Royal Golf Course.
The final prize fund was $1.35 million, of which $600,000 went to the winner. This was the lowest first prize some of the competitors have played for all year, but on the other hand there was a guaranteed $200,000 for coming in last. From 1991 to 2005, the prize fund was $1 million, of which $400,000 went to the winner. In 2006, the purse was $1.25 million, with $500,000 going to the winner.
The event was to be moved to Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California for the 2015 contest, but on July 7, 2015 the PGA announced that the 2015 event will not be played at the course. After being unable to find a suitable course, the 2015 event was canceled.
In March 2016, the event was canceled altogether.
World Series of GolfEdit
The year's four major champions in a 36-hole event was previously applied at the original "World Series of Golf," played from 1962 through 1975 at the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Held in early September, Jack Nicklaus won four of the fourteen events, including the first two, and was runner-up in six. All editions had a winner's share of $50,000, a substantial prize in its early years, significantly more than a major. The event changed to a limited field PGA Tour event in 1976 and continues as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
|2009–2014||Port Royal Golf Course||Southampton, Bermuda|
|2007–2008||Mid Ocean Club||Tucker's Town, Bermuda|
|1994–2006||Poipu Bay Golf Course||Koloa, Hawaii|
|1992–1993||PGA West Nicklaus Resort Course||La Quinta, California|
|1991||Kauai Lagoons Resort||Kauai, Hawaii|
|1986–1990||Kemper Lakes Golf Club||Kildeer, Illinois|
|1982||PGA National Golf Club||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida|
|1981||Breakers West Golf Course||West Palm Beach, Florida|
|1980||Hazeltine National Golf Club||Chaska, Minnesota|
|1979||Oak Hill Country Club||Rochester, New York|
|2014||Martin Kaymer (U.S. Open)||Bubba Watson (Masters)||Rory McIlroy (Open, PGA)||Jim Furyk (a)|
|2013||Adam Scott (Masters)||Justin Rose (U.S. Open)||Jason Dufner (PGA)||Pádraig Harrington (a)|
|2012||Pádraig Harrington (a)||Webb Simpson (U.S. Open)||(T3) Keegan Bradley (a) & Bubba Watson (Masters)|
|2011||Keegan Bradley (PGA)||Charl Schwartzel (Masters)||Rory McIlroy (U.S. Open)||Darren Clarke (Open)|
|2010||Ernie Els (a) (2)||David Toms (a)||(T3) Martin Kaymer (PGA) & Graeme McDowell (U.S. Open)|
|2009||Lucas Glover (U.S. Open)||Ángel Cabrera (Masters)||Stewart Cink (Open)||Yang Yong-eun (PGA)|
|2008||Jim Furyk (a) (2)||Pádraig Harrington (Open, PGA)||Retief Goosen (a)||Trevor Immelman (Masters)|
|2007||Ángel Cabrera (U.S. Open)||Pádraig Harrington (Open)||Jim Furyk (a)||Zach Johnson (Masters)|
|2006||Tiger Woods (Open, PGA) (7)||Jim Furyk (a)||Geoff Ogilvy (U.S. Open)||Mike Weir (a)|
|2005||Tiger Woods (Masters, Open) (6)||Phil Mickelson (PGA)||Michael Campbell (U.S. Open)||Vijay Singh (a)|
|2004||Phil Mickelson (Masters)||Vijay Singh (PGA)||Retief Goosen (U.S. Open)||Todd Hamilton (Open)|
|2003||Jim Furyk (U.S. Open)||Mike Weir (Masters)||Shaun Micheel (PGA)||Ben Curtis (Open)|
|2002||Tiger Woods (Masters, U.S. Open) (5)||(T2) Justin Leonard (a) & Davis Love III (a)||Rich Beem (PGA)|
|2001||Tiger Woods (Masters) (4)||David Toms (PGA)||Retief Goosen (U.S. Open)||David Duval (Open)|
|2000||Tiger Woods (U.S. Open, Open, PGA) (3)||Vijay Singh (Masters)||Tom Lehman (a)||Paul Azinger (a)|
|1999||Tiger Woods (PGA) (2)||Davis Love III (a)||José María Olazábal (Masters)||Paul Lawrie (Open)|
|1998||Tiger Woods (a)||Vijay Singh (PGA)||Lee Janzen (U.S. Open)||Mark O'Meara (Masters, Open)|
|1997||Ernie Els (U.S. Open)||Tiger Woods (Masters)||Davis Love III (PGA)||Justin Leonard (Open)|
|1996||Tom Lehman (Open)||Steve Jones (U.S. Open)||Nick Faldo (Masters)||Mark Brooks (PGA)|
|1995||Ben Crenshaw (Masters)||(T2) Steve Elkington (PGA) & Corey Pavin (U.S. Open)||John Daly (Open)|
|1994||Greg Norman (a) (3)||Nick Price (Open, PGA)||Ernie Els (U.S. Open)||José María Olazábal (Masters)|
|1993||Greg Norman (Open) (2)||Paul Azinger (PGA)||(T3) Lee Janzen (U.S. Open) & Bernhard Langer (Masters)|
|1992||Nick Price (PGA)||Tom Kite (U.S. Open)||Fred Couples (Masters)||Nick Faldo (Open)|
|1991||Ian Woosnam (Masters)||Ian Baker-Finch (Open)||Payne Stewart (U.S. Open)||John Daly (PGA)|
|1990||Andy North (a) (2)||Craig Stadler (a)||Payne Stewart (PGA)||Mike Ditka (b)|
|1989||Curtis Strange (U.S. Open)||Craig Stadler (a)||Ian Baker-Finch (a)||Greg Norman (a)|
|1988||Larry Nelson (PGA)||(T2) Larry Mize (Masters) & Scott Simpson (U.S. Open)||Greg Norman (a)|
|1986||Greg Norman (Open)||Fuzzy Zoeller (a)||(T3) Jack Nicklaus (Masters) & Bob Tway (PGA)|
|1982||Bill Rogers (Open)||David Graham (U.S. Open)||Larry Nelson (PGA)||Tom Watson (Masters)|
|1981||Lee Trevino (a)||Tom Watson (Open)||Jack Nicklaus (U.S. Open)||Seve Ballesteros (Masters)|
|1980||Lanny Wadkins (a)||Hale Irwin (U.S. Open)||(T3) David Graham (PGA) & Fuzzy Zoeller (Masters)|
|1979||(T1) Gary Player (Masters) & Andy North (U.S. Open)||(T3) John Mahaffey (PGA) & Jack Nicklaus (Open)|
Five golfers have won the event more than once:
- Tiger Woods – 7 wins: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006
- Greg Norman – 3 wins: 1986, 1993, 1994
- Andy North – 2 wins: 1979, 1990
- Jim Furyk – 2 wins: 2003, 2008
- Ernie Els – 2 wins: 1997, 2010
- "Grand Slam: Scoring". PGA of America. October 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
- PGA Grand Slam of Golf moving to Bermuda Archived 2008-05-31 at the Wayback Machine
- Grand Slam staying in Bermuda but moving to Port Royal GC
- PGA Grand Slam of Golf Past Results Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine
- "33rd PGA Grand Slam of Golf to be Hosted by Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles". PGA of America. March 10, 2015.
- "PGA Grand Slam of Golf to be moved". PGA of America. July 7, 2015.
- "PGA can't find replacement course, cancels Grand Slam of Golf". ESPN. Associated Press. September 3, 2015.
- "PGA of America to discontinue the PGA Grand Slam of Golf". PGA of America. March 16, 2016.
- Hanley, Reid (May 29, 1990). "Strange's Exit Makes Ditka A Grand Slam Hero". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 26, 2013.