chasing history

Jordan Spieth is one of 13 players who have won three of the four modern golf majors (Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are the others who are still active). If Spieth triumphs this weekend at the PGA Championship, he would become only the sixth player — and the youngest (he turned 24 two weeks ago) — to win all four, joining:

Player Final leg of Grand Slam

Gene Sarazen 1935 Masters (age 33)

Ben Hogan 1953 British Open (40)

Gary Player 1965 U.S. Open (29)

Jack Nicklaus 1966 British Open (26)

Tiger Woods 2000 British Open (24)

did you know?

Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson never won a PGA Championship, thus denying them the Grand Slam.