PGA Grand Slam of Golf

The most exclusive event in golf.

From 1994-2006, Poipu Bay Golf Course played host to the annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf, one of the most prestigious competitions in the golf world. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, established in 1979, has the most difficult entry requirement of any event in golf. Each year the PGA of America invites only the winners of the four major championships—the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship—to compete in the event.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is a 36-hole stroke-play event conducted over two days, with the four players vying for a purse of well over a million dollars. Over the years, the most prominent names in golf have graced the greens at Poipu Bay during this event, including such golfing greats as: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, David Duval, Tom Lehman, Paul Azinger, Jose Maria Olazabal, Ernie Els, Mark O’Meara and Greg Norman.

Bringing out the best of the best.

The PGA Grand Slam is always exciting, and the play often proves to be astounding, even by the players’ own standards. In the 1997 event, Tiger Woods executed an incredible sand shot on Poipu Bay’s signature 16th hole, a shot he has described as “one of the best I’ve ever played in my life.” When Woods saw his ball buried in wet sand on a severe down slope in a greenside bunker, he said “I thought I was a dead man.” Woods tried what he describes as a “100 to 1 shot,” he lifted his club straight into the air and came down into the sand like an axe. The ball shot forward, hit the grass embankment, jumped straight up into the air and continued forward, stopping two feet from the hole. Woods knocked the putt in for what he calls “one of the best pars of my life.” In 2003, T&L Golf magazine ranked it as one of the “Top Ten Best Shots” of Woods’ career.

Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf to set an event record by taking first place in the competition for five consecutive years, from 1998 through 2002. In the 2004 event, Phil Mickelson set a course and event record with a stunning 13-under-par 59 on the final day, walking away with the first place pot of $400,000. Tiger Woods won the final two events at Poipu Bay in 2005 & 2006.

PGA Grand Slam of Golf Champions 1994-2006

1994 Greg Norman 70-66-136
Nick Price 70-69-139
Ernie Els 72-71-143
Jose Maria Olazabal 74-70-144
1995 Ben Crenshaw 72-68-140
Corey Pavin 71-70-141
Steve Elkington 71-70-141
John Daly 73-73-146
1996 Tom Lehman 68-66-134
Steve Jones 70-66-136
Nick Faldo 67-72-139
Mark Brooks 74-73-147
1997 Ernie Els 68-65-133
Tiger Woods 66-70-136
Justin Leonard 77-72-149
Davis Love III 71-67-138
1998 Champion Match: Tiger Woods def. Vijay Singh
3rd Place Match: Lee Janzen def. Mark O’Meara
1st Round Match: Tiger Woods def. Lee Janzen
1st Round Match: Vijay Singh def. Mark O’Meara
1999 Champion Match: Tiger Woods def. Davis Love III
3rd Place Match: Jose Maria Olazabal def. Paul Lawrie
1st Round Match: Tiger Woods def. Paul Lawrie
1st Round Match: Davis Love III def. Jose Maria Olazabal
2000 Tiger Woods 71-68-139
Vijay Singh 69-70-139
Paul Azinger 74-74-148
Todd Hamilton 70-75-145
2001 Tiger Woods 67-65-132
Retief Goosen 71-66-137
David Duval 76-72-148
David Toms 68-67-135
2002 Tiger Woods 66-61-127
Rich Beem 72-73-145
Justin Leonard 69-72-141
Davis Love III 72-69-141
2003 Jim Furyk 67-68-135
Mike Weir 72-71-143
Shaun Micheel 75-70-145
Ben Curtis 73-73-146
2004 Phil Mickelson 68-59-127
Vijay Singh 66-66-132
Retief Goosen 65-68-133
Todd Hamilton 70-75-145
2005 Tiger Woods 67-64-131
Phil Mickelson 70-68-138
Michael Campbell 73-70-143
Vijay Singh 75-69-144
2006   Tiger Woods 70-66-136
Jim Furyk 67-71-138
Geoff Ogilvy 68-74-142
Mike Weir 71-74-145          

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