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Greg Cote: Jordan Spieth's quest continues remarkable year of solo achievement in sports

What Jordan Spieth is trying to do now in golf win all four major tournaments in one year has not been done. Ever. He is in rare company even to be as close as he is, and his out-of-nowhere pursuit has electrified a sport that, ever since Tiger Woods' big fade, has needed the juice. Spieth chasing history this week in the ongoing British Open continues a remarkable year all-round for athletes who go it alone, not surrounded by teams. Stars in individual sports stand alone, but rarely have they stood apart the way they are in 2015. In thoroughbred racing American Pharoah won that sport's first Triple Crown since 1978, with jockey Victor Espinoza becoming the oldest rider (43)...

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