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Grand Slam to accommodate Singh, Goosen

8/31/2004

The Grand Slam of Golf was supposed to be
played Dec. 3-4 at Poipu Bay on Kauai until a small problem came up
-- two of the major champions had other plans.

PGA champion Vijay Singh decided to play in the Father-Son
Challenge with son Qass in Orlando, Fla., and that same weekend.
U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen already was committed to play an
event in his native South Africa.
The easiest solution was to move the 36-hole tournament to Nov.
23-24, and make sure it wasn't a problem for Masters champion Phil
Mickelson and British Open champion Todd Hamilton.
Moving the Grand Slam of Golf up a week now makes for a full
week of golf in a never-ending season. It will be played the
Tuesday-Wednesday before Thanksgiving, followed by the Skins Game
that weekend.