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Davis Love III added to Grand Slam field

Davis Love III has been named to replace Payne Stewart in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which will be played Nov. 23-24 at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course and Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa in Hawaii.

The tournament pits the winners of golf's four major championships -- The Masters, British Open, U.S. Open and PGA Championship -- in a two-day match play competition for $1 million in prize money. Stewart, who won the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in June, died in airplane accident on October 25.

Love joins Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, British Open champion Paul Lawrie, and PGA champion Tiger Woods. Love, winner of the 1997 PGA Championship, earned his berth based on having the best record in the 1999 majors of any active past major winner. He was the runner-up in The Masters, tied for 12th in the U.S. Open, tied for seventh in the British Open and tied for 49th in the PGA Championship.

Love earns the No. 2 seeding and will meet No. 3 seed Olazabal in a match on Nov. 23, preceding a match between top-seeded Woods and No. 4 seed Lawrie. The winners will play for the first place on Nov. 24, while the losers will play a consolation match the same day.The pairings were determined by the Official World Golf Ranking immediately following this year's PGA Championship at Medinah.

The golfers will be playing for a $1 million purse with $400,000 going to the winner. The PGA of America will also make a $150,000 contribution to the estate of Payne Stewart, who in addition to being a two-time U.S. Open champion was the 1989 PGA champion.

"Payne and Tracey have been part of the PGA family for many years," said PGA of America President Will Mann. "Payne will forever be remembered in the landscape of championship golf and we will never forget his contributions to the game. The PGA of America is also proud that Davis Love III, one of our great PGA champions, will be able to compete for his close friend, Payne Stewart."

TNT, part of Turner Broadcasting System's cable network, will televise all matches in prime time, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST and also on the west coast.

Woods has played in the last two Grand Slams. He won last year as an alternate and finished second to Ernie Els in 1997 after winning The Masters.

Love finished third in 1997 in his only Grand Slam appearance, while Olazabal finished fourth in 1994 in his only appearance. Lawrie is making his first appearance. Stewart played in the 1990 and '91 Grand Slams, finishing third both times.