This is from the PGA Grand Slam of Golf Wikipedia page: "The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an annual off-season golf tournament contested by the year's winners of the four major championships of regular men's golf, which are the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship. It is one of several invitational events for leading male golfers which are held each year after the PGA Tour and the European Tour seasons have concluded. The competition is organized by the PGA of America and the prize money does not count towards the PGA Tour money list."
The tournament kicked off on Tuesday. It included Graeme McDowell (2010 U.S. Open Champion), Martin Kaymer (2010 PGA Championship winner), David Toms (2001 PGA Championship winner) and Ernie Els (three time major winner, the last being in 2002).
Seriously, when can we stop kidding ourselves that this tournament is what it says it is? It isn't. Not even close. Since 1997, there have only been four years that all four major winners actually showed up to this thing to play in it. Hell, Louis Oosthuizen, a first-time major winner at the British this season, skipped the damn thing.
It's a joke of an event to give major winners a chance to fly to
Honestly, I'd feel better if this thing was played in the dark and never reported on, like one of those Yale clubs that everyone wants to join but only sends out invitations to Kennedys.
Btw, David Toms? Really? What, was Lee Janzen busy filming a baby powder commercial?
(Update: I looked up how much the winner got, and realized it was $600,000. I bet Toms couldn't jump on that plane fast enough when they called him to be in this thing.)