Monday, October 17, 2011

Live Coverage set for PGA Grand Slam of Golf

TNT and tee off the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf as four of the world’s top professional golfers hit the greens at the Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda to determine who’s the best of the best in the 36-hole event.  To compete in this elite tournament golfers must be a major championship winner and this year’s field features Charl Schwartzel (2011 Masters winner), Rory McIlroy (2011 U.S. Open winner), Darren Clarke (2011 British Open winner) and Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Championship winner). TNT’s coverage will air on Tues., October 18 from 4 – 7 p.m. ET/PT and Wed., October 19 from 4 – 8 p.m. ET/PT, with exclusive early round coverage on both days of the tournament on

TNT’s event coverage will feature veteran golf announcers in the booth, including Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), 1991 British Open winner Ian Baker-Finch (analyst), Billy Kratzert (course reporter) and Jim Huber (essayist/reporter) who will provide on-air analysis and commentary. 

This year marks the 21st consecutive year that the PGA Grand Slam of Golf tournament will be presented by Turner Sports and the 13th year that it will air on TNT.  This is also the fifth year that the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has been played in Bermuda and it’s the third year at the Port Royal Golf Course located in Southampton Parish.  Port Royal Golf Course recently completed its renovations that extended the layout by 281 yards for a total of 6,842 yards making it the longest golf course in Bermuda.