Is Inbee Park Playing For the Grand Slam?
By mustang6560 on 7/31/13
oober badcaddy made an interesting point yesterday in the Playing For History article. In regards to Inbee Park winning the Ricoh Women's British Open, he said:
i have no idea why every golf article written right now is not about her potentially winning the Grand Slam. she's already made history, but this would put her in the upper echelon if she can win here. even if she never wins again, she'll be in all of the history books.
If this was 2012, then every article would be framed around Inbee winning the Grand Slam. The thing is, the LPGA added a fifth major, the Evian Championship, to the schedule moving forward. So technically, she needs to win the Women's British Open and the Evian to complete the 2013 version of the Grand Slam.

Our question to you is, if Inbee wins the Women's British Open, did she win the Grand Slam? Or does she need to win all five majors?


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mjaber says:
Since there are 5 majors in Women's golf, I would say that she would need to win both.
7/31/13
 
spackler455db says:
I'd agree with mjaber, since there are 5 majors she would need to win them all to complete the grand slam.
7/31/13
 
mjaber says:
Am I the only one that thought, incorrectly, that the term "Grand Slam" for winning all 4 (or 5 now for the women) majors in golf was borrowed from baseball?
7/31/13
 
bkuehn1952 says:
I think winning the big 4 would be a Grand Slam. Adding a 5th title would be something else, the Super Slam? Sort of what you would have if someone won all the men's slam events plus the Players.

Every sport with a "Grand Slam" means "4". Baseball, tennis, golf. Help me out. are there any sports with a "Grand Slam" that numbers 3 or less? How about 5 or more?

In skiing it used to be that winning the Olympic downhill, giant slalom and slalom was a sweep of all the major races but I don't recall anyone calling that feat a "Grand Slam".
7/31/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
Even Euro soccer doesnt call it a grand slam if they win the Premiere league, the FA Cup, and the champions league.

But that may be because "grand slam" probably originates as an american term and socc...er football trues to be as unamericanized as possible.
7/31/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
I was trying to come up with any major accomplishment that is considered a grandslam but associated to a number other than 4.
7/31/13
 
mjaber says:
According to Wikipedia, the term "Grand Slam" as it pertains to golf is derived from terminology within bridge, the card game.
7/31/13
 
legitimatebeef says:
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7/31/13
 
bkuehn1952 says:
Thanks, mjaber. Taking 13 tricks is a bridge grand slam. Or taking all the tricks. So taking all the majors equates to a grand slam and not necessarily just 4, at least according to the originator of the term.

Still, when I think of "Grand Slam" the number "4" comes to mind and not 3 or 5. Let's hope Inbee Park wins the Women's British Open so we will have something to debate.
7/31/13
 
mmontisano says:
but she already won last year's Evian, so this would complete it, right? or is it the Evian from 2013 going forward? i thought it was a baseball term, so i was thinking 4.

if she wins this week, i'm still calling it a Grand Slam because this Evian as a major thing has seemed gimmicky since they announced it and i don't know for how much longer it will remain a major.
8/1/13
 
legitimatebeef says:
I'm usually surprised when I find myself agreeing with Dottie Pepper, but she made a poignant comment just now on the WBO telecast. She basically poo-poo'd the LPGA for creating this situation, wherein people seem to be more fixated on this "Is it, or isn't it" debate, and it is sort of overshadowing and minimizing what IBP already has accomplished.
8/1/13
 
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