Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/1/13
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Inbee Park's historic win at Sebonack Golf Club brings up an interesting question: What is a Grand Slam? What once seemed so obvious to golf fans now comes with a twist. Park's four-stroke victory at the 68th U.S. Women's Open on Sunday makes her only the second woman in LPGA history to win the first three consecutive majors. Babe Zaharias accomplished the feat in 1950. When Park heads to the Old Course in St. Andrews for the Ricoh Women's British Open on Aug. 1-4, she will be vying for her fourth consecutive major. Any other year in the modern era, that would mean she's on the verge of winning the elusive Grand Slam. This year, however, there are five major championships up for grabs, and according to golf historian Martin Davis, that means she needs to win all five to, by definition, win the Grand Slam. The term "grand slam" originates from bridge, a card game in which players win tricks. When someone clears the table, they earn 13 tricks, or a "grand slam." Bridge was quite p...
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