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2009 Grand Slam Foursome Set for October in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda – By winning the 91st PGA Championship today, Y.E. Yang of South Korea qualified for the final spot in the 27th PGA Grand Slam of Golf at the Port Royal Golf Course October 19th to October 21st, 2009. The Grand Slam is the world’s most difficult tournament to qualify for because invitations are guaranteed only to the winners of the year’s four major championships.

“Today’s developments remind us just how difficult it is for the world’s best players to get into this tournament,” Premier Brown said. “Y.E. Yang has certainly earned his spot having beaten Tiger Woods, the world’s number one player, in a face-to-face final round match-up. It was exciting golf and we look for much of the same here in Bermuda in October.”

Mr. Yang is set to play in Bermuda alongside Open Champion Stewart Cink, U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover and Masters Champion Angel Cabrera. Mr. Cabrera won the Bermuda Grand Slam pink jacket in 2007 when the tournament was hosted at the Mid Ocean Club.

This year the tournament moves to the Port Royal Golf Course for the first time – one of Bermuda’s public golf courses. Port Royal was officially re-opened last month after a multimillion dollar reconstruction project.

Premier Brown said: “With the eyes of the golfing world on Bermuda for two days in October, we hope the new Port Royal makes the same impression on all of them that it has made on all of us. Port Royal is now a world-class golf course and one of the finest public courses on the planet. I can’t wait to see how she looks on television – particularly in Asia where I expect many will be watching Mr. Yang.”

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is broadcast around the world on television in 100 countries.

The Bermuda Department of Tourism is a sponsor of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Should a qualifier decline to attend the Grand Slam the foursome will be completed through the Major Champions Points List composed of past major Champions who compete in the current year’s majors.

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