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PGA Championship 2018: Jordan Spieth's career Grand Slam chances vanish with disastrous (and unusual) triple bogey

August 11, 2018

Jordan Spieth's career Grand Slam chances vanished with an ugly — and unusual — triple bogey on Saturday at the PGA Championship. Well, at least his chances at completing it this year.

There will be many more attempts for the 25-year-old to accomplish what only five players have done in the modern era, but it looked like Spieth would be a major factor on Sunday after a front-nine 31 in his third round to move to within three shots of the lead. Then disaster struck on the par-4 12th. Spieth blocked his tee shot so far right (Sound familiar?) that he had to hit a provisional. He wound up finding it, but things only got worse from there.

Playing an aggressive punchout, Spieth's golf ball caromed hard off a tree and went out of bounds. You don't see that every day.


Yeah, it's gone, Jordan. Sorry.

He then took a drop, punched out to the left rough and failed to get up and down. The resulting triple bogey dropped him from a tie to ninth at seven under to outside the top 25 at four under. Ouch.

It was also the first time he's ever made a triple bogey in the PGA Championship. So yeah, you really don't see that every day — or, really, ever.