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Former NFL star to attend Slam

NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas will be among the celebrities who will watch the Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal next week.

Returning is legendary cricketer Brian Lara will play in the Pro-Am the day before the main event. Lara is an honorary member of Port Royal.

This year's Slam, which takes place next Tuesday and Wednesday, features Masters champion Adam Scott from Australia, US Open winner Justin Rose from England, PGA champion Jason Dufner from the US and defending champion Padraig Harrington from Ireland.

Harrington replaces British Open champion Phil Mickleson who has told organisers he has other commitments.

Scott, Rose and Dufner will be playing in Bermuda for the first time.

The Slam is considered the most difficult tournament to qualify for as every player has to have won a major.

This year's purse of $1.35 million is the same as last year — the winner taking home $600,000. Second place is worth $300,000, third place $250,000 and fourth lace $200,000.

Those wanting to watch the Pro-Am or the two-day championship can purchase tickets during a ‘Grand Slam tickets blitz' on Wednesday from 11am until 2pm at the Washington Mall in Hamilton.

Any fan buying a $20 ticket for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday will receive a second ticket free. The pass for all three days is $50 and is also part of the two-for-one promotion.

Advance tickets eligible for the two-for-one promotion are also available any day at the Port Royal pro shop and online at http://www.pga.com/grandslam.

Windies legend Brian Lara (left) looks on as Grand Slam defending champion Padraig Harrington tries his hand with a cricket bat on the 16th tee during the tournament two years' ago. Playing wicketkeeper was Somerset Cup Match captain Jekon Edness.

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Published October 07, 2013 at 1:33 pm (Updated October 07, 2013 at 6:39 pm)

Former NFL star to attend Slam

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