Jordan Spieth Enters 2022 PGA With Best Chance to Complete Grand Slam

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Jordan Spieth during Monday's practice round ahead of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive CC in St. Louis, MO. Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Don’t look now, but things are lining up nicely for Jordan Spieth to make history this week at Southern Hills.

With a win at the PGA, the 28-year-old Texan would become the just the sixth golfer in history to claim all four major championship titles.

It will mark Spieth’s sixth attempt at completing the career grand slam, since claiming his third major at the 2017 Open Championship. His five previous attempts were T28 (2017), T12 (2018), T3 (2019), T71 (2020) and T30 (2021).

The three-time major winner endured a horrific three-season slump (2018 through 2020) but broke out of it in 2021, and for the first time since 2017 will enter a major ranked inside the top 10 in the world.

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Justin Thomas (L) and Jordan Spieth (R) during Tuesday’s practice round in advance of the 147th Open Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images

“I would say tee to green, if you take my last three events, it’s as good as it’s ever been,” Spieth said after his victory at the Heritage.

Only five golfers in history have won all four majors: Gene Sarazen, Gary Player, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods.

“This tournament will always be circled until I’m able to hopefully win it someday,” said Spieth in 2018 at Bellerive. “It will always be circled to complete the career Grand Slam, which will ultimately achieve a life-long goal for me.”

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