West Indies cricket sensation Brian Lara is returning to Bermuda for the 30th PGA Grand Slam of Golf and will play in the event’s Pro-Am Monday, October 22, The PGA of America announced today.
“Brian Lara’s return to Port Royal and the Grand Slam is fantastic news,” said Andy Burrows, Chairman of the Grand Slam Committee. “Brian was so great with the fans two years ago and spectators were excited to see him play golf almost as well as he plays cricket. Anyone who missed the excitement two years ago gets a second chance now.”
Ernie Els is ready at bat awaiting a delivery as Brian Lara plays wicketkeeper at the 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Pro-Am. Photo by Montana Pritchard for the PGA of America:
Popular TV personality Robin Meade of HLN’s Morning Express will also play in the Grand Slam Pro-Am next week. Ms Meade is new to the game of golf and her enthusiasm for it is said to be infectious. Meantime, lifetime golfer and Golf Channel personality Gary Williams is bringing his clubs to Bermuda to play in the 2012 Grand Slam Pro-Am as well.
The Pro-Am gives fans an opportunity to see the year’s best golfers in a relaxed setting playing alongside local and international celebrities – including golf legends like Ian Baker-Finch. Spectators are permitted to request autographs, take pictures, and in some cases, chat with participants.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf will feature 2012 major champions Bubba Watson (Masters), Webb Simpson (US Open), Ernie Els (Open Championship) and 2011 Grand Slam defending champion Keegan Bradley. All four professionals are scheduled to participate in the Pro-Am.
Tickets are still available for the Pro-Am on October 22, as well as the two days of competition on October 23 and 24. Tickets can be purchased at the Port Royal Golf Course or online at pga.com. Individual day tickets are $20 and weeklong passes sell for $50. Fans who buy tickets in advance get two for the price of one.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features the most difficult qualification requirement in the game – a major championship. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a $1.35 million purse, with the winner receiving $600,000, second place $300,000 third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.
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