PGA Grand Slam of Golf

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PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Tournament information
LocationSouthampton, Bermuda
Course(s)Port Royal Golf Course
Length6,821 yards (6,237 m)[1]
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)PGA Tour (unofficial event)
FormatStroke play - 36 holes
Prize fund$1.35 million
Month playedOctober
Final year2014
Final champion
Germany Martin Kaymer
Bermuda is located in North Atlantic
Location in the north Atlantic Ocean

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.

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.[2] In 2009, the event stayed in Bermuda but moved to the Port Royal Golf Course.[3]

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.

In the 2004 tournament at Poipu Bay Golf Course, Phil Mickelson shot a 59 in the second round.[4]

The 1986–90 tournaments were played at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, site of the PGA Championship in 1989.

The event was to be moved to Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California for the 2015 contest,[5] but on July 7, 2015 the PGA announced that the 2015 event will not be played at the course.[6] After being unable to find a suitable course, the 2015 event was canceled.[7]

In March 2016, the event was canceled altogether.[8]

World Series of Golf[edit]

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.


Years Venue Location
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


Year Winner Runner(s)-up Third Fourth
2014 Germany Martin Kaymer (U.S. Open) United States Bubba Watson (Masters) Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (Open, PGA) United States Jim Furyk (a)
2013 Australia Adam Scott (Masters) England Justin Rose (U.S. Open) United States Jason Dufner (PGA) Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (a)
2012 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (a) United States Webb Simpson (U.S. Open) (T3) United States Keegan Bradley (a) & United States Bubba Watson (Masters)
2011 United States Keegan Bradley (PGA) South Africa Charl Schwartzel (Masters) Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (U.S. Open) Northern Ireland Darren Clarke (Open)
2010 South Africa Ernie Els (a) (2) United States David Toms (a) (T3) Germany Martin Kaymer (PGA) & Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (U.S. Open)
2009 United States Lucas Glover (U.S. Open) Argentina Ángel Cabrera (Masters) United States Stewart Cink (Open) South Korea Yang Yong-eun (PGA)
2008 United States Jim Furyk (a) (2) Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (Open, PGA) South Africa Retief Goosen (a) South Africa Trevor Immelman (Masters)
2007 Argentina Ángel Cabrera (U.S. Open) Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (Open) United States Jim Furyk (a) United States Zach Johnson (Masters)
2006 United States Tiger Woods (Open, PGA) (7) United States Jim Furyk (a) Australia Geoff Ogilvy (U.S. Open) Canada Mike Weir (a)
2005 United States Tiger Woods (Masters, Open) (6) United States Phil Mickelson (PGA) New Zealand Michael Campbell (U.S. Open) Fiji Vijay Singh (a)
2004 United States Phil Mickelson (Masters) Fiji Vijay Singh (PGA) South Africa Retief Goosen (U.S. Open) United States Todd Hamilton (Open)
2003 United States Jim Furyk (U.S. Open) Canada Mike Weir (Masters) United States Shaun Micheel (PGA) United States Ben Curtis (Open)
2002 United States Tiger Woods (Masters, U.S. Open) (5) (T2) United States Justin Leonard (a) & United States Davis Love III (a) United States Rich Beem (PGA)
2001 United States Tiger Woods (Masters) (4) United States David Toms (PGA) South Africa Retief Goosen (U.S. Open) United States David Duval (Open)
2000 United States Tiger Woods (U.S. Open, Open, PGA) (3) Fiji Vijay Singh (Masters) United States Tom Lehman (a) United States Paul Azinger (a)
1999 United States Tiger Woods (PGA) (2) United States Davis Love III (a) Spain José María Olazábal (Masters) Scotland Paul Lawrie (Open)
1998 United States Tiger Woods (a) Fiji Vijay Singh (PGA) United States Lee Janzen (U.S. Open) United States Mark O'Meara (Masters, Open)
1997 South Africa Ernie Els (U.S. Open) United States Tiger Woods (Masters) United States Davis Love III (PGA) United States Justin Leonard (Open)
1996 United States Tom Lehman (Open) United States Steve Jones (U.S. Open) England Nick Faldo (Masters) United States Mark Brooks (PGA)
1995 United States Ben Crenshaw (Masters) (T2) Australia Steve Elkington (PGA) & United States Corey Pavin (U.S. Open) United States John Daly (Open)
1994 Australia Greg Norman (a) (3) Zimbabwe Nick Price (Open, PGA) South Africa Ernie Els (U.S. Open) Spain José María Olazábal (Masters)
1993 Australia Greg Norman (Open) (2) United States Paul Azinger (PGA) (T3) United States Lee Janzen (U.S. Open) & Germany Bernhard Langer (Masters)
1992 Zimbabwe Nick Price (PGA) United States Tom Kite (U.S. Open) United States Fred Couples (Masters) England Nick Faldo (Open)
1991 Wales Ian Woosnam (Masters) Australia Ian Baker-Finch (Open) United States Payne Stewart (U.S. Open) United States John Daly (PGA)
1990 United States Andy North (a) (2) United States Craig Stadler (a) United States Payne Stewart (PGA) United States Mike Ditka (b)[9]
1989 United States Curtis Strange (U.S. Open) United States Craig Stadler (a) Australia Ian Baker-Finch (a) Australia Greg Norman (a)
1988 United States Larry Nelson (PGA) (T2) United States Larry Mize (Masters) & United States Scott Simpson (U.S. Open) Australia Greg Norman (a)
1987 No tournament
1986 Australia Greg Norman (Open) United States Fuzzy Zoeller (a) (T3) United States Jack Nicklaus (Masters) & United States Bob Tway (PGA)
1983–85 No tournament
1982 United States Bill Rogers (Open) United States David Graham (U.S. Open) United States Larry Nelson (PGA) United States Tom Watson (Masters)
1981 United States Lee Trevino (a) United States Tom Watson (Open) United States Jack Nicklaus (U.S. Open) Spain Seve Ballesteros (Masters)
1980 United States Lanny Wadkins (a) United States Hale Irwin (U.S. Open) (T3) Australia David Graham (PGA) & United States Fuzzy Zoeller (Masters)
1979 (T1) South Africa Gary Player (Masters) & United States Andy North (U.S. Open) (T3) United States John Mahaffey (PGA) & United States Jack Nicklaus (Open)

Note: a=alternate
b=Mike Ditka replaced Curtis Strange due to illness.

Multiple winners[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Grand Slam: Scoring". PGA of America. October 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  2. ^ PGA Grand Slam of Golf moving to Bermuda Archived 2008-05-31 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Grand Slam staying in Bermuda but moving to Port Royal GC
  4. ^ PGA Grand Slam of Golf Past Results Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "33rd PGA Grand Slam of Golf to be Hosted by Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles". PGA of America. March 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "PGA Grand Slam of Golf to be moved". PGA of America. July 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "PGA can't find replacement course, cancels Grand Slam of Golf". ESPN. Associated Press. September 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "PGA of America to discontinue the PGA Grand Slam of Golf". PGA of America. March 16, 2016.
  9. ^ Hanley, Reid (May 29, 1990). "Strange's Exit Makes Ditka A Grand Slam Hero". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 26, 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°15′40″N 64°52′26″W / 32.261°N 64.874°W / 32.261; -64.874