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Lowest Rounds In A Major Championship

Branden Grace tore up the script when it comes to the lowest rounds in a major championship when he carded first ever 62 in a men’s major championship during the third round of the 2017 British Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Grace made the turn at 5-under, recording a sublime 29 on the front nine of the par-70 course before coming home with a modest 33 to write himself into golf and sporting history.

The previous record had been 63, shot 32 different times in majors, including most recently by Haotong Li in the final round of the 2017 British Open Championship.

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Justin Thomas shot 63 in the third round of the 2017 U.S. Open, setting the championship record for the best single round in relation to par in the 117-year history of the championship, surpassing Johnny Miller’s previous U.S. Open record for best score against par.

Here’s a look at the players who have shot 63 – these are the lowest rounds in a major championship:

*Number inside ( ) reflects the par for the course*

Masters (2)

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Nick Price – 1986, Augusta National, 3rd round, -9 (72), finished 5th.
Greg Norman – 1996, Augusta National, 1st round, -9 (72), finished 2nd.

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U.S. Open (5)

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Johnny Miller – 1973, Oakmont, 4th round, -8 (71), won
Jack Nicklaus – 1980, Baltusrol, 1st round, -7 (70), won
Tom Weiskopf – 1980, Baltusrol, 1st round, -7 (70), finished 37th
Vijay Singh – 2003, Olympia Fields, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished T-20
Justin Thomas – 2017, Erin Hills, 3rd round, -9 (72), finished T-9

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British Open (10)

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Mark Hayes – 1977, Turnberry, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished T-9
Isao Aoki – 1980, Muirfield, 3rd round, -8 (71), finished T-12
Greg Norman – 1986, Turnberry, 2nd round, -7 (70), won
Paul Broadhurst – 1990, St. Andrews, 3rd round, -9 (72), finished T-12
Jodie Mudd – 1991, Birkdale, 4th round, -7 (70), finished T-5

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Nick Faldo – 1993, St. George’s, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished 2nd
Payne Stewart – 1993, St. George’s, 4th round, -7 (70), finished 12th
Rory McIlroy – 2010, St. Andrews, 1st round, -9 (72), finished T-3
Phil Mickelson – 2016, Royal Troon, 1st round, -8 (71), finished 2nd
Henrik Stenson – 2016, Royal Troon, final round, -8 (71), won
Haotong Li – 2017, Royal Birkdale, final round, -7 (70), finished 3rd

PGA Championship (14)

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Bruce Crampton – 1975, Firestone, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished 2nd
Raymond Floyd – 1982, Southern Hills, 1st round, -7 (70), won
Gary Player – 1984, Shoal Creek, 2nd round, -9 (72), finished T-2
Vijay Singh – 1993, Inverness, 2nd round, -8 (71), finished 4th
Michael Bradley – 1995, Riviera, 1st round, -8 (71), finished T-54
Brad Faxon – 1995, Riviera, 4th round, -8 (71), finished 5th
Jose Maria Olazabal – 2000, Valhalla, 3rd round, -9 (72), finished T-4

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Mark O’Meara – 2001, Atlanta Athletic, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished T-22
Thomas Bjorn – 2005, Baltusrol, 3rd round, -7 (70), finished T-2
Tiger Woods – 2007, Southern Hills, 2nd round, -7 (70), won
Steve Stricker – 2011, Atlanta Athletic, 1st round, -7 (70), finished T-12
Jason Dufner – 2013, Oak Hill, 2nd round, -7 (70), won
Hiroshi Iwata – 2015, Whistling Straits, 2nd round, -9 (72), finished T-21
Robert Streb – 2016, Baltusrol, 2nd round, -7 (70), finish T-7

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