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Jordan Spieth doesn't like anyone's chances of winning the calendar year Grand Slam

March 31, 2016

A year ago Jordan Spieth had the golf world buzzing by winning the Masters and U.S. Open, then contending at the Open Championship. Was a modern-day calendar year Grand Slam achievable? Spieth didn’t say it would be easy, but the 22-year-old never ruled out the possibility until ultimately finishing one shot out of the playoff at St. Andrews.

Hardened perhaps by coming so close and yet still being so far away from the dream, Spieth seems to have a different thought about winning all four majors in one year as he and his peers attempt to claim the first in 2016 next week at the Masters.

“I would be shocked if somebody wins the Grand Slam,” Spieth told Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning.”

Spieth didn’t elaborate specifically why but discussed the pressure that comes with winning any individual tournament, let alone a major championship, let alone all four major championships in a row. Grateful and humbled by his 1-1-T4-2 finishes at the majors in 2015, the implication was that realistically this may be as close as anyone gets to winning all four in one year, the Tiger Slam be damned.

Moral of the story for this week's Masters participants: just worry about winning that green jacket.