Sport PGA is Spieth's grand slam bogy

09:26  13 august  2017
09:26  13 august  2017 Source:   MSN

Jordan Spieth goes for the career Grand Slam this week -- here are 10 golfers who could play spoiler at the PGA Championship

  Jordan Spieth goes for the career Grand Slam this week -- here are 10 golfers who could play spoiler at the PGA Championship Jordan Spieth has a chance to complete golf's career Grand Slam at the PGA Championship this week. With his stirring victory at last month's Open Championship etched into everyone's memory, the spotlight couldn't be brighter.But Spieth won't be the only player vying for the Wanamaker Trophy. Dozens of other talented golfers are also in the Tar Heel state, and they all have the same goal: getting a taste of major glory before the year is out.The course, Quail Hollow, is getting its first shot at a major after years of hosting the PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship.

AKRON, Ohio — Jordan Spieth will get his first crack at the career Grand Slam next week at the PGA Championship. For now, he goes after a hat trick. With so much attention on Spieth ' s victory in the Open Championship and the prospect of the

SOUTHPORT, England – Jordan Spieth is 23 years old. He now has the next 23 or so years to try and win the PGA Championship. Spieth completed the third leg of the career Grand Slam on Sunday by winning The Open at Royal Birkdale.

Spieth admitted the PGA Championship's tendency to favour big-hitters plighted him.© Scott Halleran/PGA of America via Getty Images Spieth admitted the PGA Championship's tendency to favour big-hitters plighted him. Jordan Spieth has conceded the last leg of a career grand slam is also the most difficult for him after he lost the chance to become the youngest to achieve the feat.

The 24-year-old Spieth had the chance to surpass Tiger Woods as the youngest player to win all four golf majors if he triumphed at the US PGA Championship.

But the two-time Australian Open champion fell out of contention on Saturday, his even par 71 leaving him 37th and 10 shots behind leader Kevin Kisner.

Woods was aged 24 years, seven months when he claimed the career slam at the 2000 British Open, while Spieth will be 25 during his next opportunity at the 2018 PGA.

Day, Scott in the mix on day one at WGC

  Day, Scott in the mix on day one at WGC Adam Scott and Jason Day are headlining the Australian charge on day one of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio. On Thursday, Australian world No.7 Day bogeyed his opening hole and struggled for pars at the next two before bouncing back with two birdies to post a one-under-par score through his first nine holes at Firestone Country Club.Playing in the superstar group alongside world No.2 Jordan Spieth and No.4 Rory McIlroy, Day currently sits three shots back of Hideki Matsuyama (through eight holes) and Russell Knox (11 holes), who are setting the pace at four-under.

Recapping Jordan Spieth ' s epic Sunday back nine at the Open. You want to win the career grand slam , you have to win the PGA Championship. Nicklaus has three career grand slams . Woods does, too.

The conversation has quickly turned to Spieth ’ s Grand Slam chances. This has been the Year of Spieth on the PGA Tour, and a Slam would solidify his season as one of the best in golf history. And yet he’s not considered to be the best golfer on tour.

"I didn't have it written in a diary from when I was young that I need to win a career Grand Slam as the youngest player ever - that wasn't the goal," said Spieth.

Spieth, who ranks 80th on the US PGA Tour for driving distance with an average tee shot of 294.2 yards, admitted the PGA Championship's tendency to favour big-hitters plighted him.

"If we look historically back on my career, I think I will play this tournament worse than the three majors just in the way that it's set up," Spieth said.

Azarenka could miss U.S. Open due to custody battle

  Azarenka could miss U.S. Open due to custody battle Two-time grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka said on Thursday she may withdraw from the U.S. Open as she is unwilling to part with her son during legal proceedings to separate from her former partner. Azarenka returned to action in June, after the birth of her son Leo last December, and reached the last 16 at the Mallorca Open in June and Wimbledon in July during her comeback.The 28-year-old, who reached the finals at the U.S. Open in 2012 and 2013, remains optimistic that legal arrangements can be worked out to allow her to compete shortly.

Rory McIlroy is 'desperate' to win US PGA at Quail Hollow and stop Jordan Spieth ' s Grand Slam charge. The 28-year-old Northern Irishman is 'desperate' to win final major of the year. He adds that Spieth is man to beat if he is to rule at the top of golf once again.

SOUTHPORT, England -- Jordan Spieth did his part on a day of low scoring at The Open, and now is one round away from the third leg of the Grand Slam . Nicklaus won the U. S . Open at 22, and then added the Masters and PGA Championship the following year.

"I feel like my game truly suits the other three majors more than the PGA Championship."

World No.4 Rory McIlroy was another big name to crash out of contention, despite carrying pre-tournament favourite status courtesy of top-five finishes in his last two starts and a superb record at host Quail Hollow.

A third round of 73 left McIlroy at four-over and 11 shots off the pace.

McIlroy, who has won two PGA Championships in addition to US Open and British Open, also has the chance to complete the career grand slam at next year's Masters at Augusta.

"I'm looking forward to 2018," said McIlroy, whose 2017 season has been held back by 10 weeks sidelined with a rib injury as well as the sacking of long-time caddie JP Fitzgerald.

Marquez grabs pole position at Czech Grand Prix .
The MotoGP championship resumed after the mid-season break with world champion Marc Marquez taking pole position at the Czech Grand Prix for the third time in four years. © REUTERS FILE PHOTO - Honda MotoGP rider Marquez of Spain celebrates after winning the Japanese Grand Prix and secured his third MotoGP championship in four years at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi On a dry Brno circuit, Spaniard Marquez recorded a time of one minute 54 seconds to grab pole position for a second consecutive race, with veteran Italian Valentino Rossi qualifying in second place.

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