Jordan Spieth feels no pressure to top Tiger Woods' Grand Slam feat

Golf PGA Championships calendar set to change

Golf PGA Championships calendar set to change

Jordan Spieth already has shown a remarkable sense of the moment. Those same challenges will face every golfer this week, but only one has a chance to become the sixth player to complete the career grand slam.

"I'm about as free and relaxed at a major than I think I've ever felt", Spieth said on Wednesday. "You don't really have to have your best game and you still feel like you have a chance to win, and that's how it feels here".

Of course, it should be noted that there have been significant changes made to the venue since the former world number one had most recently lifted the Wells Fargo trophy. "But I believe I'm going to have plenty of chances and I'm young enough to believe in my abilities that it will happen at some point". "What those guys have done has transcended the sport. I think that plays to my advantage". "So it's a good start, but there is a long way to go".

He will be playing the opening two rounds with Masters champion Sergio Garcia and U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, who know the feeling.

Jordan Spieth has pointed to Rory McIlroy as the man to beat this week at the PGA Championship, but sportsbooks in Las Vegas and Europe are split on who the favorite really is. They were both sitting at 7-1 last weekend, when Westgate oddsmaker Jeff Sherman noted Spieth's somewhat erratic play at the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational and chose to inch his odds back a little bit, making McIlroy the favorite. "Tiger did it at 24, too, and that's historic in itself".

"I told you those odds wouldn't last long", he said Tuesday.

This year, he skipped the tournament at Erin Hills because his daughter Amanda's high school graduation game on the same day as the first round.

A win would see McIlroy become only the third player to win five majors before turning 30, joining Nicklaus and Woods. "I'm not comparing myself to Jack". But Yang battled back and managed to get into the final group with Woods for Sunday, where some superb golf saw him win by three strokes to write his name into the history books. So it's tough to win them.

"There's no reason why I can't get going up the leaderboard with a few good holes here", Scott said. But I didn't. I went down the left side that day. "I was getting very hard on JP and probably shouldn't have been". In seven appearances, he has only finished outside the top ten once, losing once in a playoff before setting the course record with a 61 two years ago on route to winning for a second time. If I don't win one in the next 10 years, then maybe there's added pressure then and hopefully we don't have to have this conversation in 10 years.

But McIlroy, missing only the Masters to complete his own career Grand Slam, hasn't won a major since the 2014 PGA Championship.

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