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Golf: Jordan Spieth eyes US Open title to create history

Masters champ Jordan Spieth eyes US Open to become only the sixth man in history to hold both titles in the same year

Washington: Jordan Spieth knows he can make history in "many ways" this year and even has one eye on an unprecedented clean sweep of the four major championships.

Jordan Spieth hits out of the sand on the 10th hole during third round  of the Augusta Masters in April. Pic/AFP
Jordan Spieth hits out of the sand on the 10th hole during third round of the Augusta Masters in April. Pic/AFP 

Spieth is looking to become just the sixth man in history after Craig Wood, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to win the Masters and US Open in the same year. And the world number two can also became the first player since Gene Sarazen in 1922 to win multiple majors aged 21 or younger with victory at Chambers Bay.

"I have a chance to make history in many ways," said Spieth, who has recorded nine top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season. "But in order to do that, I have to really focus on this week, focus on the major championships and how I'm going to prepare for them. There are certainly a lot of goals left for the year. It's been a great year, and it would be a great year at the end.

If I didn't do anything the rest of the year, I'd be pretty frustrated at the second half. You can't win a Grand Slam unless you win the first (major), so I'm the only one with that opportunity this year. So I'll go ahead and focus on this week," said Spieth.

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