British Open: Branden Grace shoots 62 to break 44-year-old record

Jul 23, 2017, 00:25
British Open: Branden Grace shoots 62 to break 44-year-old record

Miller's 63 at the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont is arguably the greatest round of all time. "It's nice to get in the zone like that, when you don't really know what's going on", Grace said.

There had previously been 31 rounds of 63 in major championships, 10 of which had come at The Open.

"To get to 12 under, I think that would be a decent number to sit in the clubhouse at". Mickelson said afterwards: "I want to cry".

Still, the 62 curse - established by moments including Jack Nicklaus missing a three-footer for that total on the 18th at Baltusrol in 1980, Greg Norman three-putting from 28 feet on the 18th at Turnberry in 1986, or brutal lip outs at the last hole by Nick Price at Augusta in 1986, Tiger Woods at the PGA in 2007, and Phil Mickelson a year ago at Troon - seemed to ominously appear late in the round. "But it makes it more special now, especially to be in the history books at a place like this". "If my caddie knew he never said anything; good on him!" "I had no idea that was the lowest". He followed it up with birdies on the Par-3 14th hole and the Par-4 16th hole to move to 7-under and needed to shoot par over the final two holes to equal the record of 63.

The golfers had the benefit of good weather and a course that had been softened by heavy rains the day before, allowing golfers to better hold the greens with their approach shots. "That is sweet", Miller, now a golf analyst, said as NBC flashed a 62 on the screen.

He played, as he was not shy of acknowledging, "flawless golf", missing a mere two fairways and two greens all day. So, I definitely lost a couple of shots there on the last couple of holes. But the 18th hole provided some drama.

"My whole thing on the 18th was trying just not to make bogey", Grace said "I hit a great wedge in there, just caught a fly, a little bit of a jumper and made it tough for myself".

American Brooks Koepka, the U.S. Open champion, went round in 68 to finish at five under, level with 20-year-old Canadian Austin Connelly who continued his remarkable run at his first major with a 66.

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