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Why Jordan Spieth has a legitimate chance at having the best major championship season ever

August 10, 2015

Jordan Spieth's Grand Slam hopes died at the British Open, but his close call at St. Andrews actually put him one step closer to being able to claim the best major championship season ever.

To stay in the conversation, Spieth would have to capture the year's final major, the PGA Championship, to match Tiger Woods (2000) and Ben Hogan (1953) as the only golfers to win three professional majors in the same year. But if he's able to win at Whistling Straits, there's a good chance he'll also be able to boast the all-time lowest cumulative score for four majors in one season.

Tiger Woods currently holds the mark with his 1,095 total in 2000, when he finished fifth at the Masters and then won the season's final three majors. That put Woods at a staggering 53 under par for the four biggest events that year.