Grand Slam Watch: Will Spieth make history at Oak Hill?

Jordan Spieth, 2023 Wells Fargo Championship,(Photo by Jason Allen/ISI Photos/Getty Images).
Jordan Spieth, 2023 Wells Fargo Championship,(Photo by Jason Allen/ISI Photos/Getty Images). /

In his 11th PGA Championship appearance, will Jordan Spieth conquer Oak Hill and complete the Career Grand Slam?

The wait for Rory McIlroy’s Career Grand Slam goes on another year after the four-time major champion’s disappointing missed cut at last month’s Masters. Now it’s Jordan Spieth’s opportunity to earn his place amongst the greats of the game.

So at the 11th time of asking is this finally Spieth’s year at the PGA Championship?

The three-time major champion was last victorious on golf’s grandest stage back in 2017 at the 146th Open Championship, and after lifting the iconic Claret Jug that day at Royal Birkdale there wouldn’t have been many who predicted a nearly six-year wait between major victories.

Following quick success in the sport’s other three major championships, at the Masters in 2015 (Won), the U.S. Open, also in 2015 (Won), and the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in 2017, Jordan Spieth hasn’t quite found his footing at the PGA Championship as of yet.

In ten appearances at the PGA Championship since 2013 Spieth has finished inside of the top 10 on just two occasions. His closest challenge coming at the 2015 PGA Championship when he finished three shots adrift of eventual winner Jason Day. 

The 29-year-old Spieth has made the cut in each appearance at the PGA since 2014 but hasn’t registered a finish better than 30th since 2019 at Bethpage Black; the last time a PGA Championship was held in this part of the country.

The last piece of the grand slam puzzle is in front of Jordan to reach out and take this week but potentially lingering health concerns that forced him to withdraw from last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson do raise some flags.

So will the wait for the famed Wanamaker Trophy have to go on for another year? Let’s examine his chances of making history this week.

Jordan Spieth: What are his odds to win the PGA Championship?

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Fears of a lingering wrist injury have seen Jordan Spieth’s odds balloon heading into this week at Oak Hill.

He can be found at a massive price of +4500 to win this year’s PGA Championship. That makes Jordan the 18th betting favorite to win the year’s second major.

Spieth has longer odds to win this week than Collin Morikawa, Sungjae Im, and Tyrrell Hatton to name a few.

Jordan Spieth PGA Championship Prediction

Outside of a missed cut at the Wells Fargo Championship and withdrawal from last week’s event in the Dallas area, Spieth was stringing some nice results together with a runner-up finish at the RBC Heritage and a top 5 finish at the Masters in his two previous starts.

Dating back to the WM Phoenix Open in February the three-time major champion had an additional three top 6 finishes or better in his last nine starts and he hadn’t missed a cut outside of last time out at Quail Hollow since the Genesis Invitational in February.

If healthy this week, and that is a big question mark heading into the year’s second major, Spieth has been playing well enough in 2023 to pose a real threat at Oak Hill.

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Spieth is just as likely to miss the cut or withdraw again due to health concerns as he is to be in contention heading down the stretch on Sunday.

Regardless, the wait for the Career Grand Slam goes on but the run of three consecutive finishes of 30th or worse in the PGA Championship comes to an end this week in New York.

Prediction: Jordan Spieth Top 30 Finish -125