Sport PGA is Spieth's grand slam bogy

09:26  13 august  2017
09:26  13 august  2017 Source:   msn.com

Sharapova withdraws from Rogers Cup with arm injury

  Sharapova withdraws from Rogers Cup with arm injury Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Rogers Cup with a sore left arm on Thursday, putting the five-time grand slam champion's U.S. Open participation in doubt. "I am so sorry to be missing Rogers Cup this year," Sharapova said in a statement from Tennis Canada. "I am so appreciative to the tournament for the wild card and my fans in Toronto for their support."I am disappointed that injury is keeping me from the tennis court once again, and I will work as hard as I can to return to the game I love as soon as possible.

Jordan Spieth has ruled himself out of completing golf' s career grand slam , at least for some time. 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.

Jordan Spieth is a PGA away from the career Grand Slam at age 24. What are his chances at Quail Hollow and where would his Slam rank in golf history?

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.

Sam Snead and Phil Mickelson (through 2017) failed to win a U. S . Open; Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Jordan Spieth (through 2017) failed to win a PGA Championship; Lee PGA Grand Slam of Golf - an annual off-season tournament contested by the winners of the four men' s major championships.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf was an annual off-season golf tournament contested from 1979 until 2014 when the tournament was cancelled. It was contested by the year' s winners of the four major championships of regular men' s golf, which are the Masters Tournament, the U. S . Open

"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.

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.

Pga tour champions. Web.com tour. Spieth now joins Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three legs of the Career Grand Slam before the age of 24. This win also helped him put the collapse at last year’ s Masters, which he lost after a quadruple-bogey on the 12th hole, behind him.

Jordan Spieth became the 13th player to capture the third leg of the modern Grand Slam when he won The Open Championship, sending him to the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina with a chance to become only the sixth player to win all four majors.

"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.

Muguruza wins in Cincinnati .
Garbine Muguruza humbled world No 2 Simona Halep to win the Cincinnati Open final in less than an hour on Sunday. The Wimbledon champion destroyed Help 6-1 6-0, denying the Romanian top ranking in the process.Halep had reached the final without dropping a set, but a weak second serve proved easy meat for Muguruza, who won 89 per cent of points on her opponent's second delivery."I played so bad today and Garbine played so well," Halep said on court at the end. "I will come back next year and try to do better."Muguruza will start among the favourites for the upcoming US Open as she chases a third Grand Slam title.

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