2024 PGA Championship - Preview Day Two
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It is the small acts that make the grandest memories. On Tuesday, during a practice round ahead of the PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth beckoned a young fan to run alongside him so that the three-time major champion could sign an autograph for him.

The child handed Spieth his white hat, which he quickly signed. The 2015 PGA Championship runner-up enjoyed a fulfilling moment ahead of another opportunity for the career grand slam, a feat achieved by only a handful of golfers in history. The American won the Masters and the U.S. Open in 2015 and The Open Championship in 2017. A victory at Valhalla Golf Club would make him only the sixth player to complete the accomplishment, joining the elite ranks of Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Play, Gene Sarazen, and Tiger Woods.

"I'm aware [of the possibility of the career grand slam]," Spieth said. "It's very cool, but I would take any and all and as many majors as possible regardless of where they come. It's just kind of a cool thing if you're able to hold all four.

"There's just not many people in the game that have done that and you have an opportunity to do things that are very unique in the game of golf, that's what kind of stands out, stands the test of time afterwards."

But for the young fan, Spieth signing an autograph will also be a lasting memory.

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