Rory McIlroy Eyeing the Grand Slam? He’s Studying Bobby Jones!

Sports fans have long dreamed of a golfer winning the Grand Slam, but they have been frustrated for 85 grueling years.

Is 2015 the year the Grand Slam drought will finally end?

Charlie Rymer, of Golf Channel, reports Rory McIlroy has been reading up on Bobby Jones, the man who won the Grand Slam in 1930.  It has not been done since, and no one has even come close.

That we are even talking about the possibility shows the Rory Era will be unlike anything we’ve seen before.  (Although Golden Bear fans recall Grand Slam talk surrounded Jack Nicklaus every spring during much of his career.)

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5 Responses to Rory McIlroy Eyeing the Grand Slam? He’s Studying Bobby Jones!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bobby Jones may have the only true grand slam but there is another golfer that has held all four titles at one time. But, that’s no biggy. That happens all the time.

    • lannyh says:

      Yeah, that’s like pitching four no-hit innings in one game and five no-hit innings in another game and calling it a “Tiger No-Hitter.” LOL.

  2. James says:

    The closest that a pro has come to a grand slam is the Hogan slam in 1953: Masters, U.S.Open and British Open, the latter being held at the same time as the PGA. Hogan won the PGA in 1946 and 1948, when the PGA was a grueling match play tournament. Then his horrible accident knocked him down just as he was reaching his peak. Hogan did not cheat! No one has yet topped his 1953 record. Everyone agrees that he was the greatest ball striker in golf history — greater than Bobby Jones, whose slam included two amateur events.

  3. Scratch1957 says:

    James has a point. Bobby Jones’ two amateur events, the U.S. Amateur and the British Amateur, were not, and are not, on the same level as professional tournaments. I halved Dick Siderowf, who won two British Amateurs, in a college golf match. I was certainly not on the same level as Ben Hogan!

  4. So, we are okay with Rory now? Wow! Talk about bouncing back and forth! Rory is the same type of guy as Tiger. Just check out the garbage Rory has pulled on and off the course and in less time of a career than Tiger has!

    For the record I think rory will win 10 to 15 majors if not more but that does not change the fact he is a white Tiger whether you like it or not!

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