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US PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth on the verge of grand slam glory

Published 1118 GMT (1918 HKT) August 10, 2017
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Jordan Spieth will have a shot at becoming the youngest golfer to complete a career grand slam when he takes to North Carolina's Quail Hollow for this year's US PGA Championship. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
A few weeks after turning 24, he has the chance to win all four of golf's majors six months before Tiger Woods managed the same feat. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
This comes off the back of holding his nerve during a wayward final round at Royal Birkdale to win The Open for the first time this July. OLI SCARFF/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Spieth's first major title came in 2015 when he shot a record-equaling 18 under par at The Masters. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
This was followed by more silverware a few weeks later when the Texan, aged 21, became the US Open's youngest winner for 92 years. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Occasionally loose off the tee, Spieth has developed a reputation for being nerveless on the greens. Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
There are victories that have slipped through the young American's grasp, though, most notably a famous collapse at the 2016 Masters. Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for Golfweek
He also finished runner-up to Jason Day at the US PGA Championship in 2015. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
He'll hope to go one better at the same tournament this year. If he does, the history books will need rewriting. Warren Little/Getty Images North America/Getty Images