In a surprising move back in July, the PGA made a last minute call to move the Grand Slam of Golf from the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California to an unnamed venue. Media everywhere speculated that the PGA’s decision was spurred by extreme and inappropriate statements Trump made during his run for the Republican nomination for President. In light of another recent announcement — the complete cancellation of the 2015 event — it would seem those sources were on to something.
The PGA released an official statement concerning the event on September 3, saying that “Due to the timing and logistics needed to stage the PGA Grand Slam of Golf to the highest standards, we are disappointed that we will not be able to conduct the event this year. This was a memorable year for major championship golf and the PGA of America congratulates Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson and Jason Day on their impressive wins. We look forward to conducting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in 2016.”
So, that, it would seem, is that.
What Might Have Been
This year has been a wild one for golf, with a lot of volatility in the upper rankings. Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and a slew of others are fighting it out for all the accolades the sport can give. We’re incredibly disappointed that the Grand Slam of Golf won’t be taking place this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of what might have been.
According to several trustworthy sources, the players confirmed for the 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf would have been Team Titleist’s Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson and Team TaylorMade’s Jason Day and Martin Kaymer. Titleist versus Taylormade, what an event it would have made!
Although Spieth has been playing some inconsistent golf lately, he has managed to kiss number one in the last couple of weeks; Day has won three of his last four events. They would have been hard to choose between if we had to pick our horse in the race. Martin Kaymer won the Grand Slam last season, but his game has really gone downhill since. Zach Johnson is one of those players that is really consistent, and always finishes inside the top 20 money list every year.
We’re incredibly disappointed that we’ll be missing the PGA Grand Slam of Golf this year, but the PGA promises its return next season. We’ll see. In the meantime, you can host your own Grand Slam with your favorite foursome and the great gear you picked up from 3balls.com. Check out all we’ve got to offer with new and Certified Pre-Owned gear from Titleist, as well as TaylorMade, Callaway and all your other favorite brands in golf, at prices you’ll love.
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