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12 golfers have won 3 legs of the career Grand Slam in men’s pro golf

12 golfers have won 3 legs of the career Grand Slam in men’s pro golf

Jordan Spieth has a Masters Green Jacket, a U.S. Open as well as a British Open title on his resume of 13 PGA Tour wins.

But a PGA Championship victory has eluded him so far.

He’s on the list of 12 golfers to have won three of the four legs of the men’s grand slam.

There’s only five golfers that have completed the career slam, and Spieth could be next.

Ahead of the 2024 PGA at Valhalla, he was asked about whether chatter of him needing this one more is a motivation.

“It’s very cool, but I would take any and all and as many majors as possible regardless of where they come,” he said. “It’s just kind of a cool thing if you’re able to hold all four. There’s just not many people in the game that have done that and you have an opportunity to do things that are very unique in the game of golf, that’s what kind of stands out, stands the test of time afterwards, so, yeah, anytime we come to these weeks the idea is to have prep to try to peak for really four times a year, and this is one of them.”

Here’s a look at the list that Spieth is currently a part of.


In the history of major championship golf, only five men have ever claimed a career Grand Slam, sitting atop a list of 220-plus golfers who can say they won at least one major.

During that same span, another 12 golfers have won three of the majors, one shy of joining the exclusive group. Some will forever be stuck on 75 percent of golf’s major achievement, while a few still have a shot at Grand Slam destiny.

As the fist major championship of this year gets ready to tee off, let’s take a look at the golfers who are (or were) incredibly close to a career Grand Slam.

Fun fact: No golfer has ever won the PGA Championship to complete the career grand slam.

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We’re starting things off with the golfing legend, Jim Barnes—and an asterisk. Barnes, who won the 1916 and ’19 PGA Championship, the ’21 U.S. Open, and the ’25 Open Championship, didn’t get a crack at the Masters until its inception in 1934. By then, Barnes was 48 years old, which, as history has shown, is not the typical age range of golfers you’d expect to see getting cloaked in a green jacket.

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Next up on the tee box is Tommy Armour—and though not as bold as Barnes’, his Masters shortcomings require a caveat. Armour had the 1927 U.S. Open, the ’20 PGA Championship and the ’31 Open…


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