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Encyclopedia > Grand Slam (golf)

The Grand Slam in men's golf is an unofficial concept, having changed over time. In the modern era, The Grand Slam is generally considered to be winning all four of golf's major championships in the same calendar year. Before The Masters was founded, the national amateur championships of the U.S and the UK were considered majors along with the two national opens and only Bobby Jones has ever completed a grand slam with these. No man has ever achieved a modern grand slam, Tiger Woods being the closest in winning all four consecutively, but over two calendar years. // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... Bobby Jones won the first Grand Slam of golf in 1930. ...


The term also refers to a tour tournament, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, an annual off season tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an annual off season golf tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships of regular mens golf, which are The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship. ...


In annual playing order, the modern major championships are:

  1. April - The Masters (weekend ending 2nd Sunday in April) - hosted as an invitational by and played at Augusta National Golf Club
  2. June - United States Open Championship (US Open) (weekend ending with the 3rd Sunday in June) - hosted by the USGA and played at various locations in the USA
  3. July - The Open Championship (The Open; usually called the "British Open" in the U.S.) (weekend containing the 3rd Friday in July) - hosted by The R&A and always played on a links course at various locations in the UK
  4. August - PGA Championship (USPGA) (4th weekend after The Open) - hosted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America and played at various locations in the USA.

The term "Grand Slam" was first applied to Bobby Jones' achievement of winning the four major golf events of 1930: The Open Championship, the U.S. Open Championship, the United States Men's Amateur Golf Championship and The (British) Amateur Championship. Jones remains the only man to have achieved the grand slam, since before the creation of The Masters and the advent of the professional era, the amateur championships were considered major championships. This article is about the golf tournament. ... Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The clubhouse of the R&A. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is the one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, the oldest being the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 28,000 members. ... Bobby Jones won the first Grand Slam of golf in 1930. ... // The St. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ...


The modern definition could not be applied until at least 1934, when the Masters was founded, and still carried little weight in 1953 when Ben Hogan, after winning the Masters, the US Open and The (British) Open, could not compete in the PGA Championship; the nearly concurrent PGA Championship and The (British) Open and the state of transatlantic travel made completing the Grand Slam impossible. Hogan is the only player to have won The Masters, the US and British opens in the same calendar year. See also: 1933 in sports, 1935 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball July 10 - In the second Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at the Polo Grounds in New York City, left-handed pitcher Carl Hubbell sets a record by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou... See also: 1952 in sports, other events of 1953, 1954 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Sam Hanks won the season driving championship Formula One Championship - Alberto Ascari of Italy 24 hours of... Personal Information Birth August 13, 1912 Stephenville, Texas Death July 25, 1997 Fort Worth, Texas Height 5 ft 7 in (1. ...


Tiger Woods has come closest to meeting the modern definition of golf's Grand Slam by holding all four modern major championships simultaneously — the US Open Championship, The (British) Open Championship and the PGA Championship in 2000 and the 2001 Masters — although not in the same calendar year. This has been referred to as a Consecutive Grand Slam or, after the only player to achieve it, a Tiger Slam. Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the...


Only five golfers have won all four of golf's modern Majors at any time during their career, an achievement which is often referred to as a Career Grand Slam: Gene Sarazen, Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Woods. Nicklaus has three Career Grand Slams, having won each major at least three times, while Woods has two, having won each major at least twice. Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) (February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... This article refers to the golfer. ...


A number of dominant players of their eras have failed to achieve the Career Grand Slam because of their inability to win a particular major. Sam Snead failed to win a US Open; Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson failed to win a PGA Championship; Lee Trevino failed to win The Masters. These shortcomings have been attributed to various concepts: a particular major is just ill-suited to a player's game; the player lacked the ability to fully adapt to that major; and the player experienced just sheer bad luck. Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of 4 decades. ... Nationality  United States Birth September 10, 1929 (age 77) Latrobe, Pennsylvania Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ... // Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA Tour events. ... // Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is an American professional golfer. ...


The Women's Grand Slam

Women's golf also has a set of majors. No woman has completed a four-major Grand Slam, but Babe Zaharias won all three majors contested in 1950 and Sandra Haynie won both majors in 1974. Womens golf has evolved a set of major championships which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable than the mens. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... // August 23 — European Championships Marathon, Brussels, Belgium Mens Winner: Jack Holden (ENG) 2:32:14 December 10 — Fukuoka Marathon, Japan Mens Winner: Shunji Koyanagi (JPN) 2:30:47 May 21 — United States Mens Winner: [[ur mom]|ur dad & ur dog]] — 2:45:55 July 22 — Netherlands Men... Sandra Haynie (b June 4 1943 Fort Worth, Texas) is an American professional golfer. ... See also: 1973 in sports, other events of 1974, 1975 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty IROC Championship - inaugural year won by Mark Donohue Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Bobby Unser...


Six women have completed the Career Grand Slam by winning four different majors. There are variations in the set of four tournaments involved as the players played in different eras, and the women's tournaments defined as "majors" have varied considerably over time in a way that has not been paralleled in the men's game. The six are Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster, Annika Sörenstam, Louise Suggs, Karrie Webb, and Mickey Wright. Pat Bradley (b. ... Juli Inkster (née Simpson) (born June 24, 1960, in Santa Cruz, California) is an American professional golfer. ...   (born October 9, 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer. ... Mae Louise Suggs (born September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a veteran golfer and one of the founders of modern ladies golf. ... Personal Information Birth December 21, 1974 (age 32) Queensland, Australia Height 5 ft 6 in (1. ... Mickey Wright (b February 14 1935 San Diego, California, given names Mary Kathryn) is an American professional golfer. ...


The current four championships are:

  1. March/April—The Kraft Nabisco Championship (week ending in the first Sunday of April)—Founded by Dinah Shore, it is most remembered for the winners taking a "lake jump" into the water surrounding the 18th green, so called the "Green Jacket of the LPGA" in reference to the ceremony held at The Masters. It also shares another trait with The Masters, it is held at the same venue every year, Mission Hills Country Club.
  2. June—The McDonalds LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola (week ending second Suday in July)—hosted by the LPGA and played at various courses throughout its tenure (by picking a course and sticking there for a few years), most recently at Bulle Rock.
  3. June—The U.S. Women's Open (two weeks after the LPGA Championship)—Hosted by the USGA, it is held at various golf courses around the nation. It is considered by some to be the biggest major in the LPGA circuit, despite the fact it is not sanctioned by Ladies European Tour. It is held at various courses throughout the United States.
  4. August—The Ricoh Women's British Open (the week of the first Sunday of July)—It is hosted by the Ladies' Golf Union and has been hosted at a links course since 2002. 2007 will mark the first time it will be held at what is considered by many to be the greatest golf course in the world, and certainly the most historic, the Old Course at St Andrews. This is the only championship sanctioned by both the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour.

The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winners Circle Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was an American singer and actress. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... // The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ... The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ... The Ladies Golf Union (LGU) is the governing body for womens and girls amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... A links golf course, sometimes referred to as a seaside links is the oldest style of golf course, first developed in Scotland. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... See also:2006 in sports, 2008 in sports, list of years in sports. Scheduled Events For scheduled events of football (soccer), see: 2007 in football (soccer) November 25 - 95th Grey Cup held at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 4 - Super Bowl XLI held at Dolphins Stadium in Miami... The 18th green and clubhouse of the R&A. Looking up the 18th fairway towards the clubhouse with the famous bridge over the Swilken Burn in the middle distance. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... // The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ...

The Senior Grand Slam

Senior (i.e., 50 and over) men's golf also has a set of majors. No man has ever won all of the senior majors contested in a year, even in the period between 1980 and 1982 when only two senior majors existed. Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan... See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke...


Today, a senior Grand Slam would arguably be a greater accomplishment than even the mainstream men's or women's Grand Slam, since senior golf has five majors instead of the four on the other tours.


No man has won all five of the current senior majors in his career. Miller Barber won both of the 1980-1982 senior majors, the Senior PGA Championship and U.S. Senior Open, during that time span, and won the inaugural Senior Players Championship in 1983. Those three tournaments would be the only senior majors until 1989, when The Tradition was first played. Prior to the founding of The Tradition, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player also completed that era's Career Senior Grand Slam. However, neither Barber, Palmer, nor Player would ever win The Tradition. Miller Barber (born March 31, 1931 Shreveport, Louisiana) was an American professional golfer who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s and a greater degree of success on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) in the 1980s. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson... See also: 1988 in sports, other events of 1989, 1990 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Darrell Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rusty Wallace CART Racing - season championship won by Emerson Fittipaldi Indianapolis 500 - Emerson Fittipaldi Formula One Championship - Alain... The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognised by the U.S. based Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for male professional golfers aged fifty and up. ... Nationality  United States Birth September 10, 1929 (age 77) Latrobe, Pennsylvania Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ...


Jack Nicklaus is the only other player to have completed any era's Career Senior Grand Slam, doing so in his first two years on the Senior Tour (now the Champions Tour). In his first year of eligibility in 1990, he won The Tradition and the Senior Players Championship. The next year, he defended his Tradition title and went on to win the Senior PGA and U.S. Senior Open. However, he failed to complete a calendar-year Senior Grand Slam by failing to defend his Senior Players title. Nicklaus is the only player to have won four different senior majors in his career. Although he never won the Senior British Open, that event was not recognized as a U.S. senior major until 2003, after he had stopped playing the Senior Tour. (Player won the Senior British Open three times before 2003.) This article refers to the golfer. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... See also: 1989 in sports, other events of 1990, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. ... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... The Senior British Open Championship is a professional golf tournament for men aged 50 and over. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champions: Paul Hamm, USA, Yang Wei, China Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: USA April 13 — Rotterdam Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: William Kiplagat (KEN) 2:07:42 Women...


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The Masters | U.S. Open | The Open Championship (British Open) | PGA Championship // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... 190 golfers have won one of mens golfs four major championships. ... This article lists the 190 men who have won a major golf championship by the number of majors they have accumulated, and is complete through the 2006 Masters Tournament. ... The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an annual off season golf tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships of regular mens golf, which are The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ...

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Grand Slam (golf) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (571 words)
The Grand Slam is taken either as holding the championship of all four of the major championships simultaneously, or by the more strict winning the four major championships of a calendar year.
The term "Grand Slam" was first applied to Bobby Jones' achievement of winning the four major golfing events of 1930: the U.S. and British Opens, and the U.S. and British Amateurs.
Tiger Woods has come closest to meeting the modern definition of golf's Grand Slam by holding all four modern major championships simultaneously — the 2000 U.S. and British Opens, the 2000 PGA Championship, and the 2001 Masters — although not in the same calendar year.
PGA Grand Slam of Golf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (311 words)
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an annual off season golf tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships of regular men's golf, which are The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship.
It is one of several invitational events for leading male golfers which are held each year in November and December after the PGA Tour and the European Tour seasons have concluded.
Initially the PGA Grand Slam of Golf was played at a different golf course each year, but since 1994, the Poipu Bay Golf Course on the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been the tournament's permanent home.
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