Graeme Mcdowell is hot on the heels of German Martin Kaymer in the season-long duel for the Race to Dubai, but this week the pair are in Bermuda for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
Kaymer currently leads the Race to Dubai with a staggering season earnings of €3,134,446 whilst G-Mac is second on a healthy €2,138,866. The outcome will be decided on November 28, the final day of the season-ending Dubai World Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
However, in a break from their Race to Dubai battle, the two Major winners will go head-to-head at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf which starts today (Tuesday) in Bermuda at Port Royal in a 36-hole contest.
In their place, Kaymer (USPGA champion) and McDowell (US Open champion) will be joined by Ernie Els and David Toms, in what promises to be a thrilling line-up.
In winning the US Open Northern Irishman McDowell became the first European to do so since Tony Jacklin in 1970. Els claimed the title in 1994 and 1997 and McDowell has a lot of respect for the big South African.
“Ernie’s US Open win at Oakmont in 1994 is probably the one I remember best – I was 14 and starting to realise that maybe this is what I wanted, to be a competitive golfer,” said Golf Monthly’s columinst.
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