Spieth Bids to Join Golf's Grandest Champions
Jordan Spieth attempts to join an elite group of men who have won all four majors. He will be in pretty special company if he raises the Wanamaker Trophy. Spieth is only 24 and would be the youngest to achieve the feat if he can win at Quail Hollow.
JACK NICKLAUS (USA) - Masters 6, US Open 4, Open 3, PGA 5 – Total 18
Nicklaus completed the first of three career grand slams at the age of 26 with victory in The Open at Muirfield. He was also runner-up in a major 19 times and won his last title in the 1986 Masters at the age of 46.
TIGER WOODS (USA) - Masters 4, US Open 3, Open 3, PGA 4 – Total 14
Woods completed the first of two career grand slams aged 24 in the 2000 Open at St Andrews on his way to achieving the ‘Tiger Slam’ of 2000 US Open, Open and US PGA and the 2001 Masters.
BEN HOGAN (USA) - Masters 2, US Open 4, Open 1, PGA 2 – Total 9
Hogan was 40 when he completed his slam by winning the only Open he ever played, having already won The Masters and US Open. He could not play the US PGA that year due to a clash of dates with The Open.
GARY PLAYER (SA)- Masters 3, US Open 1, Open 3, PGA 2 – Total 9
The only non-American on the list, Player completed the slam aged 29 in the 1965 US Open, the only time he won the event.
GENE SARAZEN (USA) - Masters 1, US Open 2, Open 1, PGA 3 – Total 7
Sarazen completed the slam aged 33 by winning The Masters in 1935, having missed the inaugural tournament the year before due to a ‘‘prior commitment’‘ to play an exhibition match in South America.
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