Spi­eth chases Grand Slam his­tory

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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.

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