Grand Slam of Golf 2013 Prize Money: Complete Purse and Earnings from Bermuda
The 2013 Grand Slam of Golf features Masters winner and world No. 2 Adam Scott, reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and Jason Dufner, who captured the Wanamaker Trophy at this year's PGA Championship.
Also in the exclusive field is defending champion Padraig Harrington, who replaces current Open Championship victor Phil Mickelson due to a scheduling conflict.
This tournament in Southampton, Bermuda is more of an exhibition than anything, but there is still a $1.35 million purse at stake in this two-day, 36-hole stroke play showcase at Port Royal Golf Course.
Read on for more details about the prize money on the line, along with a brief overview of each golfer's form as the start of Tuesday's action looms.
Purse: $1.35 Million
He who wins the tournament gets $600,000. That is a minimal first-place prize for major champions who are used to being rewarded with seven-figure checks at the end of the proverbial rainbow.
However, the payout for last place is $200,000. Traveling to an exotic location and essentially being paid at least that handsome of an appearance fee is not a bad gig at all.
There is enough incentive to keep the competitive juices flowing here, though.
On a serene course atmosphere surrounded by beautiful scenery, a great showdown should be brewing amongst this quartet of players.
With second place dishing out only half the cash that the winner receives, those trailing near the end can fire at every pin without much consequence, which should set up a thrilling finish.
Will Harrington win for the second year in a row?
Harrington backed up a successful defense of his British Open title in 2008 by winning that year's PGA Championship, outlasting Sergio Garcia and Ben Curtis down the stretch.
Unfortunately, the past several years have not been kind to the 42-year-old veteran, but he did manage to win here last year by one stroke over Webb Simpson.
As for Scott, it seems as though he's benefiting form having Steve Williams—Tiger Woods' former caddie—on the bag. The Aussie slipped on the green jacket at Augusta National in April for his long-awaited major breakthrough.
With an excellent combination of power and precision, few can match Scott from tee to green when he's on. If he were a more consistent putter, Scott could be a far more consistent winner.
The same can be said for both Rose and Dufner, but they were sharp enough with the flat iron to capture their own maiden major titles in 2013.
But just take a look at some of the awful short game statistics from these four who have ascended to such great heights in the game of golf, with tour rank in parentheses:
|Player||Scrambling||Birdie or Better Conversion Percentage||Strokes Gained Putting|
|Adam Scott||56.38% (119th)||29.21% (75th)||.001 (102nd)|
|Justin Rose||60.71% (35th)||30.28% (48th)||-.192 (133rd)|
|Jason Dufner||59.11% (70th)||28.62% (83rd)||-.233 (142nd)|
|Padraig Harrington||56.52% (113th)||26.44% (151st)||-.136 (125th)|
It's anyone's guess as to who will come out on top, but these numbers indicate that the outcome will be decided on and around the greens.
If Harrington can rediscover some of his earlier magic, he has a chance to pull off yet another surprising victory, becoming the first back-to-back Grand Slam winner since Woods in 2005 and 2006.
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