US PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth hunting career slam and end to slump | Ewan Murray

Texan goes in pursuit of the US PGA from Thursday, the only major he has never won, as world No 39 and a live outsider

While the noise around Rory McIlroy’s attempts to complete a career grand slam at Augusta National reaches an annual crescendo the fact that Jordan Spieth is one major win from the same feat has long been more of an afterthought. Nobody exemplifies the fickle nature of golf more than the Texan.

Victory at the 2017 Open Championship – delivered in the enthralling style that had become a Spieth staple – edged him further towards greatness. The US PGA Championship which took place at Quail Hollow within a month of him winning the Claret Jug provided opportunity for him to become only the sixth player ever to return a complete haul of majors.

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