TNT and PGA.com to Present All-Access Coverage of the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf October 15-16 from Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda
Defending Grand Slam of Golf Champion Padraig Harrington, Masters Champion Adam Scott, U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose and PGA Champion Jason Dufner to Compete in 36-Hole Event
TNT and PGA.com will present all-access coverage of the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf with four major champions competing Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct.15-16, to determine the best-of-the-best in professional golf at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda. This year's foursome features defending PGA Grand Slam of Golf Champion and three-time Major Champion Padraig Harrington, Masters Champion Adam Scott, U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose and PGA Champion Jason Dufner.
TNT will provide exclusive coverage Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 4-7 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4-8 p.m. ET/PT, with all four players mic'd throughout course play for cut-ins and a daily "Chasing the Trophy" feature. TNT's coverage will include announcers Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ian Baker-Finch (analyst), who played in the event in 1991 as Open champion, and Billy Kratzert (course reporter).
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 for a $1.35 million purse. This year marks the seventh year the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has originated from Bermuda and the fifth year it has been played at Port Royal Golf Course.
PGA.com, the official website of The PGA of America, will provide exclusive scoring, live updates and expert analysis both days on PGA.com. Grand Slam Live will give readers exclusive minute-by-minute updates as well as photos, video, social interaction and expert commentary from the course. The site also will provide a hole-by-hole course tour, player profiles, photo galleries and daily on-demand video highlights.
PGA.com, managed by Turner Sports, is the official online destination for The PGA of America and is home to the PGA Championship, the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and The Ryder Cup. In 2002, Turner Sports and the PGA formed a multi-year alliance with a mission to serve the golfing public, PGA Professionals and the golf industry with products and services to grow the game of golf. The two organizations recently expanded the deal through 2019 to include licensing with Turner's Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) serving as the PGA's licensing agent in the youth marketplace.
As a leader and innovator in broadband golf coverage, PGA.com continues to gain success for its PGA.com LIVE video presentation of PGA's premier events. In 2012, PGA.com's PGA Championship LIVE received a Sports Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches in Sports; in 2010, PGA.com garnered a Webby Award for Best Interactive Video for its 2010 Ryder Cup LIVE coverage. In 2009, PGA.com's multimedia coverage of the PGA Championship was nominated for an Emmy(R) by the National Television Academy and was awarded a CommArts Interactive award for the PGA Championship LIVE video and the PGA Championship iPhone app.
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