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South African Shoots 62, Lowest Round Ever at a Major Championship

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Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 11:05 AM

SOUTHPORT, England - Branden Grace didn't realize he was making major championship history with an 8-under-62 in the British Open.

But he did, sinking a 2-footer on the final hole to break the former mark of 63 held by several players and record the lowest score ever in a major championship.

Grace said he was trying to finish the round without a bogey and wanted to make one final birdie on the last hole. He said sometimes it helps not to know records.

Grace said it was just a special day at Royal Birkdale, where the winds were calm and the scoring conditions perfect.

His score also set a new course record, on a day when there were already three 65s and three 66s among the early starters.

The 62 also broke the course record at Royal Birkdale, set by Jamie Mudd in the fourth round of the British Open in 1991.

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Branden Grace didn't realize he was making major championship history with an 8-under-62 in the British Open. But he did, sinking a 2-footer on the final hole to break the former mark of 63 held by several players and record the lowest score ever in a...
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Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 11:05 AM
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