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Sunday 24 of January 2021

The Pursuit of the Grand Slam Begins for Jordan Spieth


Jordan Spieth hits to the 17th green during a practice round at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, North Carolina,photo: AP/Chris Carlson
Jordan Spieth hits to the 17th green during a practice round at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, North Carolina,photo: AP/Chris Carlson
Scattered storms are in the forecast all week at Quail Hollow Club, which is likely to make the 7,600-yard course feel even longer

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Jordan Spieth begins his pursuit of the final leg of the career Grand Slam under a surprisingly blue sky at the PGA Championship.

Scattered storms are in the forecast all week at Quail Hollow Club, which is likely to make the 7,600-yard course feel even longer. Spieth, needing only the PGA Championship to have all four majors, at least begins his round on the par-5 10th hole.

One of the most significant changes was combining the opening two holes into one at 524 yards and a sharp dogleg. But with soft conditions and no wind Thursday morning, the 524-yard hole wasn’t a problem for the first group.

Grayson Murray, who grew up in North Carolina, Peter Uihlein and club pro Rich Berberian Jr. all hit the green and made par.

DOUG FERGUSON