|Written by Mike|
Bet on GolfJordan Spieth has made a massive splash in the PGA Tour in 2015. He already won the Masters and US Open in 2015 and has firmly secured a spot as the second-ranked golfer in the tour behind Rory McIlroy.
Needless to say, no golfer has ever actually swept the entire Grand Slam series in one year. There have been time when golfers came close. Tiger Woods won three events in 2000 but lost the Masters to Vijay Singh. Meanwhile, Padraig Harrington won the PGA Championship and British Open in 2008.
Still, no one has actually gone all the way to win all four in one year. People have won all four events in separate years but to do it all at once would be a big deal. In fact, Spieth would become the seventh men's golfer to have won all four major events at some point in his career if he wins the British Open and PGA Championship.
Still, the odds for Spieth to actually pull it all off are uncertain. Sportsbooks have listed him as having -400 odds to stick with only two majors this year. Meanwhile, there are +275 golf betting odds for him to win three majors this year and +2500 odds to actually pull off the grand slam in 2015.
In addition, Spieth is only the second-best choice to win either of the two remaining majors this year. He has 6-1 odds from BetRoyal's online sportsbook in both of these majors. Rory McIlroy has a 4-1 advantage on both of these events.
Naturally, this could come because McIlroy has a better overall ranking and has more experience that Spieth. Still, the momentum that Spieth has held this year shows that he could potentially make it all happen.
Either way, the sports betting experts are not necessarily on Spieth's side. While he does have good odds to actually win the grand slam this year, the potential for him to do it is uncertain with all that competition and pressure coming about as he tries to make golfing history.