Rose becomes second to qualify for PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Before the start of the 113th U.S. Open, many thought that Merion Golf Club — a short course by U.S. Open standards — wouldn’t be too stern a test for the best players in the world.

Boy, were the critics ever wrong.

When it ended, England’s Justin Rose earned his first major victory on a brutal Sunday at Merion. Rose shot a final-round, even-par 70. His 1-over 281 total was two shots better than Jason Day and Phil Mickelson, who tied for second at 3 over.

With his amazing victory — the first for an Englishman since Tony Jacklin in 1970 — Rose earned the second spot in the field for the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, Oct. 14-16, alongside Masters champion Adam Scott.

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.

TNT’s prime-time broadcast of the event reaches a worldwide audience of 88.9 million U.S. homes and international viewers in more than 100 countries.The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course, and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel.

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.

The remainder of the foursome for the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf features the winners of the Open Championship, July 18-21 at Muirfield; and finally, the 95th PGA Championship, August 8-11, at Oak Hill.


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