Jordan Spieth looks to complete career grand slam at the PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth during the third round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 22, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Jordan Spieth during the third round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 22, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) /

Jordan Spieth will have his career Grand Slam on his mind at Quail Hollow.

When Jordan Spieth is back on the course in a little over a week, he will be looking to complete a career grand slam. He won the Masters and the US Open in 2015 and is coming off another major championship victory at The Open Championship. That leave one to go: the PGA Championship.

Golden State and Jordan Spieth

Spieth is the face of golf for the future. He has revolutionized the game. If there was a comparison to be made, it would be Spieth and the Golden State Warriors.

When the Warriors are in sync, it is fun to watch the smooth basketball style they play. With Spieth, if he’s playing well, it’s fun to watch how he maneuvers around the golf course.

He just recently celebrated his 24th birthday and he already has 14 worldwide victories. Eleven of the 14 victories have come on the PGA TOUR. According to’s Jason Sobel, Spieth is also already number 22 on the PGA TOUR’s career earnings list with $32,584,648 in official earnings.

Facing Adversity

When Spieth is in form, it is, in a way reminiscent of a younger Tiger Woods. When Woods was in form, he won consistently win and magically found a way to dig himself out of holes. Similarly, when Spieth faced adversity on the 13th hole at Royal Birkdale, he found a way to escape with only a bogey that crucial in his ultimate Royal Birkdale victory.


Spieth has the ability to win the PGA Championship. His confidence is one of the main reasons. But, the thing about Jordan Spieth is that he never gets too high or too low. When it looks like he’s struggling, he never beats himself up. When he’s hitting good shots, he cracks a smile or two but is never seen going crazy.

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The fact that he is grounded is what helps him keep things in perspective. It’s what separates him from other golfers on Tour.

When asked by SBNation on how it felt to join Jack Nicklaus as the second player to win 3 legs of the grand slam before the age of 24 he said,

"What those guys [Nicklaus and Woods] have done has transcended the sport. And in no way, shape, or form do I think I’m anywhere near that, whatsoever. So it’s a good start, but there is a long way to go."

The key sentence in that quote is the last one. He has the confidence to win tournaments, but he’s also focused and grounded and doesn’t take things for granted. His iron play and short game these last couple of weeks will also add to his confidence heading into Quail Hollow.

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What Jordan Spieth has done for the game of golf is nothing short of revolutionary. He’s opened a door for a wave of younger guys on Tour. He’s done a lot around his community. Spieth is a relaxed guy off the course, but when it comes time to compete, he’s all business. There will be no time to relax next week as Spieth will try to channel the same energy that fueled his Open Championship performance and complete his career grand slam.