Spieth chases Grand Slam history
Jordan Spieth says he isn’t carrying any extra pressure this week trying to become the youngest golfer to complete a career Grand Slam by winning the 99th PGA Championship.
But the 24-year-old American, who won his third major title two weeks ago at the British Open, wouldn’t mind making history while finishing off a dream goal this week at Quail Hollow, where practice began Monday.
“I don’t need to be the youngest. I don’t feel any added pressure because of that,” Spieth said.
“I really don’t feel any added pressure whatsoever. If it happens great. If it doesn’t then my next, probably last, life-long goal as a professional golfer would be to win the career grand slam.”
World No 2 Spieth, the 2015 Masters and US Open champion, could become only the sixth man to sweep the four major titles in a career after Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen.