Who Will Claim The Pink Jacket in 2008???

HAMILTON, BERMUDA, December 11, 2007 – Visitors to Bermuda will once again have the chance to see some of the world’s top golfers compete in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase featuring golf’s premier foursome. Returning to Bermuda for its second time, the high-stakes tournament will be held atBermuda’s exclusive Mid-Ocean Club and hosted by The Fairmont Southampton onOct. 14-15, 2008. “For an island with more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world, this tournament will showcase Bermuda as a world-class golf destination,” said Bermuda’s Premier, Minister of Tourism and Transport, Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown, JP, MP. “I assure you that the 2008 Grand Slam of Golf will be another world-class success and we will set the bar even higher than we did the first time around.” PGA Grand Slam of Golf Week begins Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, with the Champions Clinic and Pro-Am Tournament. First round action begins Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, and the final round concludes Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. “The PGA Grand Slam of Golf marks a new chapter in its history by visiting the beautiful island of Bermuda, which is no stranger to hosting the finest players in the game,” said PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb.  “What remains constant is that this event features the game’s stiffest entry requirement and is a treat for fans and players.  We look forward with great excitement to presenting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.”

Established in 1979, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has grown from an 18-hole, single-day charity event to a 36-hole annual showdown that matches professional golf’s best against each other.The winners of the 2008 major championships qualify to play in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf: The Masters April 10-13; at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.; the U.S. Open Championship, June 12-15; at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) in San Diego, Calif.; the British Open Championship, July 17-20; at Royal Birkdale in Lancashire, England; and the PGA Championship, Aug. 7-10, at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich.The PGA Grand Slam of Golf concluded its 25th edition, Oct. 17, with U.S. Open Champion Angel Cabrera defeating British Open Champion Padraig Harrington in a three-hole playoff at Mid Ocean Club.Tickets for the 26th PGA Grand Slam of Golf will be available April 7, 2008 and may be purchased by calling either 800-PGA-GOLF (800-742-4653) or by visiting www.PGA.com. A limited amount of tickets are available to witness golf’s major Champions compete for the title Champion of Champions. Travel packages to the high-profile tournament will be announced in 2008. Accommodations range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns, all incorporating the sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience. For more information, visitwww.bermudatourism.com or call 800-BERMUDA (800-237-6832).

About Bermuda: Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. Bermuda’s diverse activities offer an array of vacation options, including more wreck dives than anywhere else in the world, championship golf, horseback riding, world-renowned deep sea fishing and smooth pink beaches to rest on by day’s end.

The PGA of America: The PGA of America is the world’s largest working sports organization comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position in a $62 billion-a-year industry by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions. Today’s PGA Professional is the public’s link to the game, serving an essential role in the operation of golf facilities throughout the country.