Trevino: McIlroy can win more than one Grand Slam

Golfing great Lee Trevino didn’t win a Grand Slam – he couldn’t master Augusta National.

But Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy will have no such problems, says Trevino.

Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy (Credit: www.golffile.ie)

As a matter of fact, the Merry Mex reckons McIlroy will win the Grand Slam of golf’s four major championships more than once.

Trevino, who at age 76 doesn’t play too much competitive golf these days, was quizzed about McIlroy at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida last week.

With two US PGA wins, a British Open and a US Open already on his resume, Trevino didn’t think the young champion would have any problem adding at least one Masters to his tally before his career began winding down.

“Rory will have no problem winning a career Grand Slam, and as a matter of fact, I will go out on a limb here and say that I think he will a career Grand Slam more than once,” grinned the silver-haired Trevino.

Trevino, who captured six Majors in his illustrious career, won two US Opens, two British Open Championships and two US PGA Championships but couldn’t win a Masters, with a fourth placing the best he could achieve.

“McIlroy has something I didn’t have when I played Augusta,” said Trevino.

“First of all, he hits the ball extremely long and he hits it high, and he draws the ball from right to left.”

“It’s no secret that Augusta has to be played from right to left, and it’s also no secret the last five or six Masters have been won by left-handers because a fade is easier to hit than a draw.”

“The left-handers fade the ball at Augusta, which is a draw for a right-handed guy and that makes it easier for them.”

“That’s why Bubba hits wedge to 13 or nine-iron into 15 as they cut the ball down there.”

“So no, McIlroy will have no problem winning a Grand Slam, and odds-on he does it this year.”