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McIlroy Goes to BMW Masters, Misses Bermuda Grand Slam

McIlroy Goes to BMW Masters, Misses Bermuda Grand Slam

Northern Ireland’s world number one Rory McIlroy will miss this year’s Grand Slam of Golf due of a prior commitment with the European Tour’s BMW Masters. The event is set to happen at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China come October this year.

The two prominent golf tournaments have overlapping schedules forcing McIlroy to give up one for the other. The Grand Slam brings together the four winners of the year’s major tournaments to compete for a 36-hole stroke play.

McIlroy who won this year’s USPGA Championship will be replaced by Keegan Bradley who is last year’s Grand Slam winner. This year’s event will be held at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda. The tournament was held in Hawaii from 1991 to 2006 then moved to Bermuda in 2007.

The rest of the elite competitors include Bubba Watson who won the 2012 Masters, Webb Simpson after winning this year’s US Open and Ernie Els who won the recent Open at Lytham. Els is from South Africa while the rest are all from the United States.

McIlroy will also skip the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship which is his first absence after going professional. He is joining Tiger Woods for Turkish Airlines World Golf Final scheduled on October 9 to 12 of this year.

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