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Is Spieth Golf's 'American Pharaoh' ?

Is Jordan Spieth Golf’s Grand Slam ‘American Pharaoh’?

Is Jordan Spieth Golf’s Grand Slam ‘American Pharaoh’?

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Only 6 golf history players have won both the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year.

How did the 5 previous golfers who won both the Masters and the U.S. Open do in the third major year?

Is Spieth Golf's 'American Pharaoh' ?

The 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry, won by Stuart Cink.

In 2002, Tiger Woods ended up tying for 28th place in the British Open after a rough, wet, and very cold third round derailed him.

However, it should be noted that Woods won 3 majors in the same calendar year in 2000; the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.

Is Spieth Golf's 'American Pharaoh' ?

Lee won the Open Championship at Muirfield in 1972.

In 1972, Jack Nicklaus finished second to Lee Trevino, who made a surprising chip-in par save on #17.

In 1960, Arnold Palmer went to St. Andrews, Scotland, to chase the Grand Slam, but finished second to Kel Nagle.

Ben Hogan did win 3 majors in 1953. He won the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the British Open in the same calendar year. Hogan couldn’t play the PGA because, at that time, it was the same week as the Open Championship.  Obviously, he could not be in two places at the same time!

In 1941, Craig Wood won the Masters and the U.S. Open, but no British Open was scheduled that year.

Will the Claret Jug join Jordan's Collection on Sunday?

Will the Claret Jug join Jordan’s Collection on Sunday?

If Spieth wins the British Open, he will tie the only 2 other golfers to win 3 Majors in a calendar year. (Ben Hogan & Tiger Woods) If he wins all 4 majors, he will create history, and to do it in the year that American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown would be the icing on the cake!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School

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