Bermuda and Port Royal Golf Course will return as hosts through 2012 for the 29th and 30th editions of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase event with the most difficult qualification requirements in the game, will be televised October 18-19 and in 2012, by TNT to a worldwide audience.
Bermuda and Port Royal Golf Course are joined by the Fairmont Southampton, which will be the official hotel for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Port Royal – described by late architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., as his finest design outside the United States – is a public course that opened for play in 1970, and underwent a $13.7 million renovation completed in 2009, extending the par-71 layout to 6,842 yards.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a $1.35 million purse, with the winner receiving $600,000; second place $300,000; third place $250,000; and fourth place $200,000.
TNT’s prime-time broadcast of the event reaches a worldwide audience of 88.9 million U.S. homes and international viewers in more than 100 countries.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Established in 1979, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has grown from an 18-hole, single-day charity event to a 36-hole annual showdown that matches professional golf’s best against each other. Ernie Els captured the 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf title at Port Royal.