The Grand Slam of Golf takes the sport past the PGA calendar year to provide fans with a fun exhibition involving the winners of the four most coveted titles from that season's PGA Tour.
Phil Mickelson, who won the British Open this summer, declined his invitation to play to in this week's PGA Grand Slam of Golf at the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, due to scheduling issues. His place in the field will be taken by the event's defending champion, Padraig Harrington.
Meanwhile, the other three major winners are here and are all making their first appearances at the event. Masters champ Adam Scott, U.S. Open winner Justin Rose and PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner will square off Oct. 15-16 for 36 holes of tournament play and a $1.35 million purse.
Check out the viewing info for this event and some predictions for the first round.
TV and Live Stream Schedule
Live stream mirrors TV coverage and can be found on TNT.com.
Tuesday, Round 1: TNT 4-7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Round 2: TNT 4-8 p.m. ET
The golfers and spectators are going to have a great time. How could they not? While the majority of us hunker down for winter, the folks at this event will be enjoying a tropical setting like this:
As for the golf, I like Dufner and Scott in this event, and I expect both to get off to fast starts.
Both of golfers ended this year's tour in fine form, and both should still have an edge after participating in the recent Presidents Cup.
Scott was one of this year's most consistent golfers, so he is a solid pick for any tournament he enters. I see Scott taking the first-round lead with a 66 and Dufner right behind him at 67.
Rose didn't exactly end the season on a sour note, finishing sixth at the Tour Championship less than a month ago. Rose will be just fine in Round 1 and will come in with a 69.
Harrington is insanely difficult to predict. He ended his year with three straight missed cuts and has been off his game for three seasons now. However, he is the only golfer in the field with experience in this event, and he won it last year. I expect him to go shot for shot with Rose.
Predicted Round 1 Scores