Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

PGA Open: Branden Grace shoots first 62 in major championship history

Britain's Justin Rose plays a shot on the 10th hole during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale Southport England Tuesday Dave Thompson AP
Heather Davidson | 23 July, 2017, 00:58

In literally hundreds of thousands of rounds major golf, this is the first time a 62 has been written in a scorecard.

Five front-nine birdies put the South African in a position to make history, before he holed lengthy putts at 14 and 16 to reach seven under for the day.

It doesn't diminish anything Branden did and it was still a great feat but aerodynamically the ball is so much better than the ball we played with 40, 50 years ago.

"You never know what's going to happen tomorrow but I figure I'm going to need to shoot, probably, nine under".

"Zack [Rasego, Grace's caddie] came up and said, "you're in the history books".

American Justin Thomas was the latest addition to that list at last month's U.S. Open.

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That was when his caddie Zack Rasego - who carried the bag for Louis Oosthuizen when he won the Claret Jug at St Andrews in 2010 - broke the news to him that he had made history.

The lowest round in a women's major is 61, shot by Hyo-Joo Kim in the 2014 Evian Championship. Phil Mickelson's lip-out at Troon past year was the most recent of inexplicable moments where odd bounces and cruel lip-outs prevented a barrier-busting round.

World No 1 Dustin Johnson and defending champion Henrik Stenson both made significant moves up the Open Championship leaderboard on Saturday. "And then I just played flawless golf". But through 441 events and 157 years, the 62 remained ever elusive.

Grace went bogey-free to produce an historic third round at Royal Birkdale, moving from four over to four under, just two shots back from Jordan Spieth prior to the overnight leader teeing off. He made eight birdies with no bogeys to become the first player to shoot a 62 in the 442 major championships contested.

"I was superb from tee to green", he said.

"It was a special day, to be quite honest", Grace said after the round. "It's a great experience for him; semi-cool for me". His best finish in 21 previous majors was third place in the 2015 PGA Championship.

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