The US PGA Championship presents Jordan Spieth with the chance to complete golf’s Grand Slam.
Only five players in history have ever won Golf’s Grand Slam – that is winning every major tournament.
Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods along with the only non-American Gary Player – are the players to have achieved golf’s greatest feat.
A number of players have missed out on the Grand Slam, by just one tournament, and some are still chasing the Holy Grail of golf.
Some of the greatest players ever to pick up a club such as Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Walter Hagen were all one short, whilst legends such as Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo and Greg Norman did not even get that close, which just shows how difficult it is to win all four majors.
Rory McIlroy failed to take his chance to complete the Grand Slam last month when he didn’t win The Masters and now Spieth has the chance to join the distinguished group this week.
Players one Major short of Grand Slam
|Walter Hagen||Masters Tournament|
|Jim Barnes||Masters Tournament|
|Lee Trevino||Masters Tournament|
|Rory McIlroy||Masters Tournament|
|Tommy Armour||Masters Tournament|
|Sam Snead||US Open|
|Harold Hilton||US Open|
|Phil Mickelson||US Open|
|Byron Nelson||The Open Championship|
|Raymond Floyd||The Open Championship|
|Tom Watson||PGA Championship|
|Arnold Palmer||PGA Championship|
|Jordan Spieth||PGA Championship|
Spieth and McIlroy aside, the only other current golfer who is one short of the Grand Slam is Phil Mickelson – who needs a US Open to complete his set.
So whilst many eyes will be on Spieth this week, he is from
But as it stands McIlroy gets first chance at Augusta and he is clear favourite to take the title in Georgia, as short as 6/1 with some Bookmakers.
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton: “The golfing Grand Slam is an almost mystical feat, in the last 50 years only Tiger Woods has done it, and the fact no European has done it – just shows how hard it is.
“Rory McIlroy failed to do it last month, and now Jordan Spieth has the chance, but his form has been erratic at best and odds of 33/1 suggest that he has more chance of a top-ten finish than winning.
“Indeed most of the money has been for Tiger Woods, who won at The Masters, and he is priced at 10/1 along with defending champion Brooks Koepka, world number one Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy.”
Selected odds for US PGA Championship
Tiger Woods 10/1
Brooks Koepka 10/1
Dustin Johnson 10/1
Rory McIlroy 10/1
Justin Rose 16/1
Rickie Fowler 16/1
Jon Rahm 16/1
Jason Day 20/1
Francesco Molinari 20/1
Xander Schauffele 25/1
Tommy Fleetwood 25/1
Jordan Spieth 33/1
Paul Casey 33/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Hideki Matsuyama 33/1
*Odds correct at time of publishing
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