Two down two to go for American golf star Jordan Spieth
America’s Jordan Spieth has catapulted to prominence this year, having won the first two Major tournaments of 2015. His latest victory in the US Open at Chambers Bay, though, was a much harder battle having finished at five-under-par, one ahead of joint second-placed duo compatriot Dustin Johnson and South African Louis Oosthuizen.
The talented 21-year-old is already being compared to Tiger Woods, and is 4/1 with Coral to place in the top five for all four Majors this year, with only two left to play. Should he do that and Rory McIlroy fails to do so, there is very good chance that he will finish the year as world number one and has 13/8 odds to achieve that.
Woods came close to winning all four Majors in one calendar year, however, he achieved it over 2000 and 2001. Spieth hasn’t ruled out achieving this, though is taking it one tournament at a time. He is 28/1 to win all four majors this year, and 8/1 to better Woods’ haul of 14.
“I think it’s in the realm of possibility,” said Spieth in response to whether he could win all four Majors this year. “I’m just focused on the Claret Jug (the prize for winning the Open) now.
“I think that the Grand Slam is something that I never could really fathom somebody doing, considering I watched Tiger win when he was winning whatever percentage of the majors he played in and he won the ‘Tiger Slam’, but he never won the four in one year.
“And I figured if anybody was going to do it, it would be him, which he still can,” he continued.
“I’ve proven to myself that I can win on a British-style golf course now. Now I take it to the truest British-style golf course of any in the world.
“I’m just excited for the opportunity coming then, and I’m not going to think about what could possibly happen after.”
Whatever happens, it is clear, that at only 21 Spieth has a fantastic future in the sport.