Grand Slam '07 site still undecided
The site of the 2007 PGA Grand Slam of Golf is still anybody's guess.
Within the past year, the tournament was reported to be moving to Las Vegas (in April) and then Bermuda (in October).
But, according to Poipu Bay Golf Course Director of Golf Craig Sasada, nothing is official on the whereabouts of next year's tournament that brings together the winners of the four majors.
"We're still in negotiations," to bring the Grand Slam back to Poipu for the 14th consecutive time next year, Sasada said yesterday. "Our contract runs from year to year, and there's always been different entities trying to get it. Both Bermuda and Las Vegas were in the running last year (for the 2006 contract), too."
The 2006 Grand Slam at Poipu Bay is Nov. 20-22, and it's possible it could be the tournament's last hurrah in Hawaii after a solid run that included six victories in seven appearances by Tiger Woods and a course-record 59 by Phil Mickelson in 2004.
Woods, who won the British Open and the PGA Championship this year, will be back for an eighth appearance, along with U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy and alternates Jim Furyk and Mike Weir.
PGA of America public relations director Julius Mason was unavailable for comment yesterday.
But in April, when the tournament was rumored to be going to Las Vegas, Mason -- who acknowledged the PGA of America is in negotiations with several places other than Hawaii -- made it clear:
"Nothing is official until we announce it."
And so far, the PGA of America hasn't announced its 2007 Grand Slam site.