What is the Grand Slam in Golf?

Category: Golf History
Golf Grand Slam

Clue

It’s not easy to achieve.

Answer

The Grand Slam in golf is winning all major championships in the same calendar year.

More about the Grand Slam

In the early 1900s the Grand Slam meant consecutive victories at the United States Amateur Championship, The Amateur Championship (British Amateur), the US Open and the Open Championship.

Bobby Jones is the only man who has ever achieved a Grand Slam. He did so in 1930.

His Grand Slam titles were

  • The Amateur Championship, Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland (May 31, 1930)
  • The Open Championship, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England (June 20, 1930)
  • US Open, Interlachen Country Club, Minnesota (July 12, 1930)
  • US Amateur, Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania (September 27, 1930)

In modern golf the Grand Slam requires winning all 4 Major Tournaments in a single calendar year.

Major Tournaments

  • Masters Tournament
  • PGA Championship
  • US Open
  • The Open Championship

To date no professional golfer has accomplished the modern Grand Slam. Tiger Woods came close with his 'Tiger Slam' where he held all four Majors at the same time, but not in one calendar year.

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