He got a look at it last year only to fall agonizingly short, but Jordan Spieth still says that winning all four majors in the same year is possible.
The then-21-year-old Texan took the golfing world by storm last year when he won the Masters and US Open and came close to becoming just the second player ever, after Ben Hogan, to win the first three majors of the year at the British Open.
He finished the year with a 1-1-T4-2 record in golf’s four crown jewels tournaments—a performance that only Tiger Woods in recent years has been able to match.
At just 22, he has a good 20 years, and perhaps more, of top-level golf before him and plenty of other opportunities to make golfing history.
Asked if the Grand Slam was achievable, Spieth replied: “You know what, I would have said prior to last year, no.
“And it’s very, almost, conceited for me to say because of last year maybe. But we were so close and it was one break here or there.
“Now we got the breaks this week, and we certainly got the breaks at the US Open. It was a golf course where you needed to get breaks at Chambers Bay. Here you have kind of got to create your own.
“We were really, really close. I had control of my own destiny at The Open Championship. And then the PGA, I’ll use an excuse right now and say, there was a three-stroke difference in the draw.
“There might be someone some day that comes along that’s as dominant as Tiger was in 2000, 2001 and, yeah, if they’re just that good, you can get the breaks, and even if you don’t, you can still maybe win.
“Man, I got as good breaks as I could last year and didn’t pull it off. But we were very close.”
The key to Grand Slam success, he added, would be able to deal with all the attention that would be heaped on the head of any player winning the first three majors.