After success at RBC Heritage and second place at AT&T Byron Nelson, Jordan Spieth dreams of winning the PGA Championship to complete the Grand Slam. The second men's major of 2022, scheduled for May 19-22 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA), could project him among the greats of golf.
To date, only five players have succeeded in this feat: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen and Tiger Woods.
Jordan Spieth, results
The Texan Spieth in 2015 won first the Masters and then the US Open, only to close the PGA Championship in second place.
So, in 2017, he triumphed at the Open Championship. Now a new opportunity to enter the legend of the green. Spieth started the 2016 by winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii with an eight-stroke lead over Patrick Reed.
His score of -30 was not only a personal best, it was also the second time a player has reached -30 in a 72-hole PGA Tour event, after Ernie Els had accomplished the feat in 2003 at the same. event. Spieth also matched Tiger Woods, winning his seventh PGA Tour event before age 23.
In April 2016, Spieth finished the Masters first round with 66 shots without a bogey. In the second round he had a score of 74, one stroke ahead of Rory McIlroy at the head of the leaderboard and finished the third round with 73 strokes.
In the final round, after leading five strokes in the first nine holes, Spieth suffered one of the biggest collapses in the history of the Masters: after the bugbears of holes 10 and 11, Spieth hit two balls in the water at the hole.
12 (par 3), making a quadruple-bogey. He finished second in the tournament, behind Danny Willett by three shots. On May 29, 2016, Spieth won the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth (Texas). Spieth later refused to be a member of the United States golf team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
After a good performance in the FedEx Cup Playoff, Spieth had a starring role in the US win in the 2016 Ryder Cup. In November, Spieth won the Australian Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia for the second time in three years, finishing a final round with 69 strokes to finish at -12 tied with two opponents and clinching the title in the first hole of the playoffs.
with a birdie. The victory was the eleventh of his professional career and the third in 2016. At Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Jordan Spieth (69 68 68 66) wins the American derby with Patrick Cantlay (66 67 70 68) and returns to the world Top 10, celebrating his 13th career title (figure including 3 Majors) on the PGA Tour.