Graeme McDowell

British Open: Spieth Has Rare Chance To Win Third Leg Of Golf's Grand Slam

Arnold Palmer proposed it. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods pursued it. Those are the three biggest names in golf over the last half-century, combining for 214 wins on the PGA Tour and 39 majors. They all came to Scotland — Palmer at St. Andrews, Nicklaus and Woods at Muirfield — with hopes of a Grand Slam, the holy grail in golf. They all failed. The next opportunity falls to a 21-year-old Texan who is ahead of his time. Jordan Spieth might not have seemed like the ideal candidate to be halfway to a sweep of the four professional majors. All he had at the start of the season was one PGA Tour victory, a great short game and an uncanny sense of the moment. It was more than...