Grace shoots lowest round in Major history with 62 at The Open

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Branden Grace was playing in the daylight - good weather, at last - and the dark.

The South African born in Pretoria did not know the 62 he shot in the early stages Saturday at the 146th Open Championship would become the first 62 in the 442 golf majors played.

Branden Grace has made major championship history.

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.

Afterwards, Grace's caddie Zach Rasego said they only realised on the 18th green that he was on the verge of doing something great.

Spieth's playing partner, fellow American Matt Kuchar, had a more eventful start with two birdies and a bogey in his first four holes leaving him five-under. I knew I was obviously playing really well, and making the turn in 5-under was pretty special. So, I definitely lost a couple of shots there on the last couple of holes. But nobody had ever managed a 62.

There have been plenty of 63s shot in major tournaments - a total of 31 recorded by 29 different golfers, most recently by Justin Thomas at last month's U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Add it up: eight birdies, 10 pars and zero chance of ever forgetting such a round. "I wanted to finish strong".

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In case you watch golf with the sound off, Johnny Miller generally doesn't get as excited as the rest of the golf world when someone goes low in a major. Greens made soft from heavy rains.

"But, other than that, I hit the ball very well today".

"But, as long as I am not too far behind, I like to think I have a chance".

This is the seventh British Open for Grace, whose best finish was a tie for 20th in 2015.

Yet Grace didn't know he made history. "And I was like, 'What are you talking about?' Now it makes the day even sweeter", he said. "It's like when somebody plays a 70 and you shoot a 59".

In all fairness to Royal Birkdale this year, and Royal Troon last year, European links courses are nearly entirely dependent on weather to test competitors. "He never said anything", Grace said.


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