PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase featuring golf’s premier foursome, will be played at Poipu Bay Golf Course and Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa in Hawaii in 2006.
Boasting the most difficult qualification requirement in the game – a major championship – the 36-hole event will be contested Nov. 21-22, and televised by TNT.
The 36-hole stroke-play event was broadcast last year to a TNT worldwide audience of 89 million U.S. homes and an international audience of more than 100 countries in a prime-time telecast.
Winners of the year’s Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship will compete on the 7,123-yard, par-72 Robert Trent Jones Jr. layout that has yielded some of golf’s most memorable shot-making moments of the past several years.
Last November, Tiger Woods capped a stellar season by winning a sixth PGA Grand Slam title in seven appearances on the island of Kauai. Woods posted a seven-stroke victory over reigning PGA Champion Phil Mickelson, U.S. Open Champion Michael Campbell and three-time major champion Vijay Singh.
This year’s purse will also increase to $1.25 million with the winner receiving $500,000, second place $300,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.
Should a player win more than one major championship this season, the foursome will be completed through a Major Champions Points List composed of past major champions who compete in the current year’s majors.
Celebrating its 90th anniversary, The PGA of America was founded in 1916, and is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The Association is comprised of more than 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals who are dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.