Rare international Grand Slam a possibility

There are two Americans on the Masters leader board. Bo Van Pelt is the closest to leader Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, and Van Pelt is six strokes behind.

If an international player wins the Masters on Sunday, it would mark the second time since the Masters started in 1934 that all four of golf’s majors — the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship — would be in the hands of a non-American.

Spain’s Jose Maria Olazabal (Masters), South Africa’s Ernie Els (U.S. Open) and Zimbabwe’s Nick Price (British Open and PGA Championship) were the winners in 1994.

The current holders are Phil Mickelson (Masters), Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell (U.S. Open), South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and Germany’s Martin Kaymer (PGA Championship).

– Doug Roberson, AJC

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