PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth still trying to find his game as he chases history

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Last year’s PGA Championship winner, Brooks Koepka, on what it will take for him to defend his title at Bethpage Black in New York.
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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Winning the PGA Championship would be life-changing for most of the players at Bethpage Black this week.

But only one guy has the chance to grab golf immortality.

Jordan Spieth would become only the sixth player ever to complete the career grand slam if he can hoist the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday night. At only 25 years old, his place in golf history would be secure, alongside Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. 

But Spieth, who failed in his first two bids to win the final leg of the career slam, isn’t putting any pressure on himself to join that club this week.

“That would be a dream come true for me,” Spieth said. “But I also recognize that if I continue to stay healthy and play well, I’ll have, I don’t know, 30 chances at it. One of them is bound to go my way, right?”

More chances is a good thing, because few believe this one will…

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