PGA of America Permanently Discontinues Grand Slam of Golf

Wednesday March 16th, 2016
Martin Kaymer won the 2014 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal GC in Bermuda.
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The Grand Slam of Golf has officially made its grand exit.

According to a report from Sports Business Daily, the annual exhibition featuring the season's four major winners hosted by the PGA of America has been cancelled permanently, citing scheduling issues.

The PGA Tour incorporates a much different schedule today than when the event began in 1979, where essentially a year-long season begins each fall and continues through the following summer.

"It had a great run," said PGA of America CCO Jeff Price. "The timing is right to discontinue the event."

And so the final winner of the event will remain Martin Kaymer, who won in 2014. The 2015 rendition of the event was planned for relocation when Donald Trump, owner of host course Trump National LA, made disparaging comments against Mexican immigrants. Then, when a host-course and scheduling logistics fell through, the 2015 event was cancelled.

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