2004 event champion qualifies for the most elite foursome in golf
Phil Mickelson is no stranger to Sunday drama in a major championship. Nor is the No. 2-ranked golfer in the world a stranger to donning a green jacket, which he did Sunday, winning the Masters and earning the first berth in the most difficult tournament in the world to qualify for – the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
Mickelson’s third Masters title in six years and fourth major championship overall punched his ticket to Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, where the major champions will return Oct. 18-20 to decide the title of “Champion of Champions.”
The 2004 PGA Grand Slam of Golf champion and owner of an event-record 59, Mickelson earned the elusive berth at Port Royal with a final-round 5-under-par 67 and a three-shot victory over Lee Westwood, who secured his third consecutive top-three finish in a major championship.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf will once again air on TNT, where it is broadcast in prime time to more than 89 million U.S. homes and an international audience of more than 100 countries. Comprised of the four major championship winners, the 36-hole PGA Grand Slam of Golf provides the best players in the world the opportunity to earn a spot in the most elusive and difficult foursome in all of golf.
Joining Mickelson in that foursome will be the winners of the U.S. Open, June 17-20 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.; the British Open, July 15-18 at the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland; and the 92nd PGA Championship, Aug. 12-15 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.
Should a player win more than one major Championship this season, the foursome will be completed through the Major Champions Points List, composed of past major Champions who compete in the current year’s majors.
In addition to Mickelson, past PGA Grand Slam of Golf Champions include: Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Lucas Glover, Angel Cabrera, Greg Norman, Nick Price and Ben Crenshaw.
Corporate Hospitality information for the 28th PGA Grand Slam of Golf is available at www.PGA.com or www.pgagrandslamofgolf.com. For more information regarding corporate hospitality, please call (561) 624-7631. A limited number of tickets are available to witness golf’s major Champions compete for the title Champion of Champions. To pre-register for tickets, visit www.PGA.com or www.pgagrandslamofgolf.com or call 800-PGA-GOLF (800-742-4653) or (561) 624-7601.
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