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Three Major Winners Set For Bermuda
Three of this year’s major winners will battle it out for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf this week in Bermuda.
The trio of Justin Rose, Adam Scott and Jason Dufner – along with Padraig Harrington – will be making the trip.
Masters winner Scott, US Open champion Rose and winner of the PGA Championship in August, Dufner, will all be making their debuts at the event as they all became major champions for the first time this year.
The four men will be competing for a prize of $1.35 million and bookmakers are backing Australian Adam Scott to win the tournament at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton.
Phil Mickelson, this year’s Open Championship winner, was also due to take part but has decided to pull out because of a tight schedule. He has been replaced by defending champion Harrington, who also finished runner-up in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
The four major winners are all invited to the event, but if one of them fails to make it then the defending champion is asked to return in their absence.
Harrington might be glad for the opportunity Mickelson’s withdrawal has allowed him as he’s recent form has seen him fall out of the top 100 in the world rankings. Thoughts are that Harrington will be feeling refreshed after skipping the Portugal Masters over the weekend to head to Bermuda early for the defence of his title.