Senior Slam Changes Venue for 2001


The 2001 Senior Slam, which was originally scheduled to be contested at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort on Grand Bahama Island, was moved to the World Golf Village in Florida, according to several officials involved in the process.
The date for the Senior Slam remains the same, November 9-11, and will return to Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Our Lucaya played host for the event for the first time last year when Hale Irwin claimed the title.
The 2001 Senior Slam will now be a part of the 2001 World Golf Hall of Fame induction weekend.
'We are excited to have the opportunity to host this premier Senior PGA Tour event at the World Golf Village,' said Bruce Lucker, World Golf Hall of Fame Chief Operating Officer. 'It will be a highlight of the festive fall week that includes the annual World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. It is particularly appropriate that we have World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson among the four participants coming to the World Golf Village.'
The 2001 Senior Slam features the winners of the Senior Tour's four major championships. Watson won the Senior PGA Championship and will be joined by Doug Tewell, who won the The Tradition, Bruce Fleisher, the 2001 U.S. Senior Open and Allen Doyle, the winner of the Senior Players Championship.
The format for the Senior Slam is a 36-hole stroke play event, with 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday. The purse is $600,000 with the winner pocketing $300,000, $150,000 to the runner-up and $100,000 and $50,000 to the third and fourth-place finishers.
The World Golf Hall of Fame ceremonies will induct Greg Norman, Payne Stewart, Judy Bell, Donna Caponi, Karsten Solheim and Allan Robertson.
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