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Spieth trying to buck odds at PGA Championship

May 17, 2019

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Jordan Spieth needs to win the PGA Championship for the career Grand Slam. Masters champion Tiger Woods needs to win the next three majors to capture an unprecedented calendar Grand Slam.

Based on how their seasons have gone, the question now is who has the better chance.

Spieth smiled at the supposition, and then tried to play along. He first considered how physics major Bryson DeChambeau would approach it and figured that winning one major would be easier than winning three. And then he considered the Wisconsin man who placed a $100,000 wager on 100-1 odds of Woods winning all four majors this year, a bet that would return $10 million.

“I would have better odds than that, right?” Spieth said.

For someone mired in a slump — a word Spieth himself said Wednesday on the eve of the PGA Championship — the 25-year-old Texan didn’t appear overly concerned about the opportunity in front of him at Bethpage Black.

Only five other players have won the career Grand Slam. No one has completed it at the PGA Championship.