Originally Posted by Fourputt
You aren't reading what I wrote. I said it would be a more challenging task or goal, because it has to always start with winning the Masters. The winning of each tournament is not going to be any easier or harder, but having to to it in exactly
the right order makes it a more difficult overall challenge. When you eliminate 3 options, it has to be a more difficult goal to set for yourself.
I agree with you, but I think it is a mute point as anyone capable of winning a Slam, is going to be aiming to win every major they enter.....
BUT while they will go into each 4 thinking they can win, I would be shocked if any Pro had a goal to win all 4 in one calendar year as a specific goal/target... They are far too in the moment to be setting goals like that IMO. I don't think they would be deflated about missing out on the masters and somehow give up until the next season...not that you ever mention that, but the point kind of alludes to it.
With regard having 9.5 months to win it, and having to be on top of your game for longer being more difficult as Iacas mentioned, that wouldn't be my thinking at all.
If someone was to win 2 or 3 in one calendar year, then I think the additional time gives them the opportunity to focus even more than they would normally do so on a Slam (final major, or two, to complete it).
They would have time to really think and adjust their schedule/preparation if the opportunity presented itself... And I think most Pro's would certainly take that time to focus in on them if that scenario presented itself.