‘More grand slams’: Carlos Alcaraz already has sights set on 2023 glory after US Open triumph
Carlos Alcaraz has hit the front pages and the TV shows in America since his first major triumph on the PGA Tour.
The American is starting to look like a genuine one-in-a-million player after his record-breaking triumph at The Open last week and another fine performance at the Players Championship.
His progress has been nothing short of remarkable as he plays the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and the likes of Jordan Spieth and is starting to see his way through to becoming a star, not just a star player.
He’s only 22 but already has three US Open victories to his name and as good as completed a US PGA championship. His first major victory is just a few months away after the Open at Bethpage. And his breakthrough season for the European Tour has seen him get to the top of the money list for the first time as well as finish runner-up for the European Tour Championship.
“I really feel like I’ve developed and become a better player, a better person, a better person as well, and I have a career ahead of me now which I really enjoy,” said Alcaraz, who also played on the 2016 Ryder Cup side. “I feel like I’ve been able to get to a place where I have the confidence to start trying to break some records.”
A first major victory – the ‘Big One’ – in the Open Championship in January, just a few months after he won the US PGA Championship in November made Alcaraz a household name in the sport with his exploits, which earned him a record for the fastest-ever first round of a major.
Alcaraz was the only American on the Ryder Cup team alongside Phil Mickelson and Tommy Fleetwood, who both played on that team. Yet just a few months into his stint as an American-based Ryder Cup player, Alcaraz was playing well at that level and had won two European Tour events.
“Having the chance to play with the