Winning a major golf championship brings many perks. The winners usually collect a million dollar check, multi-year tour exemptions, endorsement offers appear from nowhere and the winner is quite well set for many years to come. One of the additional benefits of winning a major is an invitation to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. This event pits all four major champions against each other in a 36 hole two day event. This year’s event takes place at The Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda.
Masters winner Angel Cabrera, US Open Champion Lucas Glover, Open Champion Stewart Cink and PGA winner Y.E. Yang will face each other on the Robert Trent Jones Sr. course situated on the cliffs overlooking the southwest shore of the island. It sounds idyllic, but the weather on Bermuda in October can be tricky.
The major champions suffered through a terrible storm that hit the island on Monday. Lucas Glover called it the worst he ever played in, this from a man who sloshed through the muck at mire at Bethpage Black to win his US Open trophy. The weather looks ominous for Tuesday as well: rain with 20 mph winds, but at least it will be warm, 76 degrees is expected. It is expected to clear on Wednesday for the final eighteen holes and the players should be able to enjoy some of Bermuda’s natural charm.
While the players may find it difficult today, we get to see some “mid-week golf” and that’s always a good thing. You can watch The PGA Grand Slam of Golf on TNT from 4:00pm-7:00pm today and 5:00pm-9:00pm on Wednesday. There is nothing wrong with a little bonus golf featuring major winners in a beautiful setting. It beats cutting the grass or raking the leaves any day.