West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara plays a bit of cricket near the 18th tee during the 2012 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal. Padraig Harrington, 2012 Grand Slam champion, looks on, while Somerset Cup Match Captain Jekon Edness is behind the wicket. *Photo by Rochalle Stewart/The PGA of America
West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara plays a bit of cricket near the 18th tee during the 2012 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal. Padraig Harrington, 2012 Grand Slam champion, looks on, while Somerset Cup Match Captain Jekon Edness is behind the wicket. *Photo by Rochalle Stewart/The PGA of America

 

Legendary figures in cricket and American football will attend this year’s PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course, the PGA of America announced today.

NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills is expected in Bermuda to see the year-ending PGA event featuring three of this year’s Majors champions – Australian Adam Scott, Englishman Justin Rose and American Jason Dufner – and reigning Grand Slam champion Irishman Padraig Harrington.

Meantime, West Indies cricket sensation Brian Lara will return to Port Royal where he is an honorary member.  He has played the course many times – twice as part of the Grand Slam Pro-Am in 2010 and 2012.  Mr. Lara will play the Pro-Am again this year.

Fans looking to attend the Pro-Am or the two-day championship can purchase tickets during a Grand Slam tickets blitz Wednesday, October 9, from 11am until 2pm at the Washington Mall in Hamilton.  The 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf takes place October 14-16 and will be televised around the world by Turner Sports.

Tickets sold at the Washington Mall are eligible for the PGA of America’s two-for-one promotion.  Any fan buying a $20 ticket for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday will receive a second ticket free.  The weeklong pass for all three days is $50 and is also part of the two-for-one promotion. 

Advance tickets eligible for the two-for-one promotion are also available any day at the Port Royal pro shop and online at http://www.pga.com/grandslam/ <http://www.pga.com/grandslam/> . The two-for-one promotion ends October 13, 2013.

Masters champion Scott, U.S. Open winner Justin Rose and PGA champion Jason Dufner are each making their first appearance in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Padraig Harrington is on the Grand Slam scorecard for a fourth time.  He has one victory.

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.