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Tseng poised to complete the Career Grand Slam*

July 4th, 2012 · No Comments

If Yani Tseng wins this week’s Women’s U.S. Open she will “… become the seventh player to complete the Career Grand Slam,” said the Morning Drive’s Gary Williams this morning.

Yes she will.

But not for long, because the CGS will include a fifth event next year when The Evian will join the LPGA’s family of major titles. This means that Tseng and the six others will have to buckle down and add the Fifth Major to their portfolios to complete the new and expanded Career Grand Slam.

The LPGA could, of course, issue a decree that the CGS will continue to include only the four that currently are part of it: Kraft Nabisco Championship, LPGA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, Women’s British Open.  That would preserve the status of those who have already achieved the CGS, and it would also increase the chances of a calendar Grand Slam from 2013 forward.

Keeping the CGS intact, however, would also reduce The Evian to Fifth Major status forever more. From a fans’ and a historian’s perspective, Michael Wan has certainly created a mess. But for him, it is all about the marketing and the money – and I seriously doubt that he ever considered the havoc that his creation would have on the history and accomplishments of the game’s greatest female players.

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