McIlroy to miss Grand Slam of Golf

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PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy will not be at the Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda in October.

PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy will not be at the Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda in October.

McIlroy, who cruised to his second major title after winning by eight shots at Kiawah Island earlier this month, had already committed to playing in the European Tour’s BMW Masters in China.

The BMW Masters, which was added to the European Tour schedule in April, will be played at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai from October 25 to 28.

The scheduling conflict means that McIlroy will be replaced in Bermuda by American Keegan Bradley, who will now have the chance to defend the title he claimed by one shot last year when he qualified as the 2011 PGA Championship winner.

Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Ernie Els complete the field at the tournament billed as ‘the most exclusive in golf’. The 36-hole strokeplay event brings together the winners of the year’s four majors, and will be held from October 23 to 24 at Bermuda’s Port Royal Golf Course.

The tournament was held in Hawaii for 16 years before being moved to Bermuda in 2007.

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