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Bermuda to host Grand Slam of Golf until 2012
February 3, 2011

Bermuda will host the 29th and 30th editions of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase that boasts the most difficult qualification requirement in the game - a major championship.    

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 in 2011 and 2012.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a $1.35 million prize, with the winner receiving $600,000; second place $300,000; third place $250,000; and fourth place $200,000. Previous PGA Grand Slam Champions include: Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, Ben Crenshaw, Greg Norman and Nick Price.

Bermuda's Minister of Business Development and Tourism, the Hon. Patrice K. Minors JP, MP said, "Bermuda is thrilled to once again be hosting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. In the past four years, our relationship with The PGA of America is one that has grown from strength to strength, and we are pleased that we are continuing this special partnership.

"This announcement clearly signifies that the PGA recognizes Bermuda as a premier destination to host one of their top golf events and we welcome their support of our tourism product. The exposure that Bermuda receives from this event cannot be understated, with tens of millions around the world bearing witness to our breathtaking scenery, charm and hospitality."

Port Royal Golf Course - 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.

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