Grand Slam of Golf: 2013's first-time major winners take on Padraig Harrington

Last Updated: 14/10/13 12:45pm

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Padraig Harrington in action during a practice round on Sunday

Padraig Harrington in action during a practice round on Sunday

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Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Jason Dufner and Padraig Harrington will fight it out at the 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf this week.

The event, held for the fifth straight year at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda, traditionally brings together the season's four major winners although Open champion Phil Mickelson has withdrawn due to a scheduling conflict and has been replaced by defending champion Padraig Harrington.

As first-time major winners, Masters champion Scott, US Open winner Rose and US PGA hero Dufner will be making their debuts in the event, while Harrington is taking part for the fourth time.

Last 10 winners

2012 Padraig Harrington
2011 Keegan Bradley
2010 Ernie Els
2009 Lucas Glover
2008 Jim Furyk
2007 Angel Cabrera
2006 Tiger Woods
2005 Tiger Woods
2004 Phil Mickelson
2003 Jim Furyk

Harrington won last year's event and also finished runner-up in 2007 and 2008.

Tournament rules stipulate that the defending champion of the Grand Slam of Golf receives the initial invitation if a current major champion is unable to compete. After that, the Major Champions Points list, which charts the performance throughout the year of active major champions, is used to complete the field.

The event is played over 36 holes (18 holes each on Tuesday and Wednesday) and carries a $1.35m purse.

Port Royal is a short 6,845-yard par 71 but is no pushover when the winds get up.

Harrington won last year with nine-under while previous winning scores at the Bermuda course are four-under (Keegan Bradley in 2011), five-under (Ernie Els in 2010) and 11-under (Lucas Glover in 2009).

Sky Bet have priced the event up and make Scott the 7/4 favourite, ahead of 9/4 Rose and 5/2 Dufner.

Harrington, despite his fine record in the event, is the 9/2 outsider and also 5/4 to finish last.

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