Spieth in charge; awesome Grace shoots 62 at British Open

South Africa's Shaun Norris right and Gregg Pettersen walk down the 18th during day three of The Open Championship 2017 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club Southport England Saturday
Amazing Grace makes history with astonishing 62
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23 July, 2017

In light of Branden Grace's major championship record 8-under 62 - the first 62 ever recorded in any major championship - it's worth taking a look at all the low scores fired in recent major championships.

Grace's 2017 Open campaign had not started perfectly with two bogeys in the first four holes but he bounced back to finish with an even-par 70.

"I had no idea whatsoever that was the lowest", Grace said.

"I was just so in the zone of playing, hole after hole".

Grace's bogey-free round featured birdies at the first, third, fourth, eighth, ninth, 14th, 16th and 17th - with a crucial par save at the last securing the historic number.

"I didn't know what was going on on 18, I promise you", Grace said.

"When you get on a run like that, you stop thinking about golf".

"He did it with his ball-striking".

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Jordan Spieth leads the championship at six under par, two shots ahead of fellow American Matt Kuchar. They include arguably the best round yet played, Johnny Miller's 63 to win at the barbaric Oakmont in the 1973 U.S. Open.

Now Grace is in the thick of the race to the Claret Jug.

Ten players had previously posted a round of 63 in an Open, with Phil Mickelson and eventual victor Henrik Stenson both posting that number during last year's tournament at Royal Troon.

The lowest round in a women's major is 61, shot by Hyo-Joo Kim in the 2014 Evian Championship.

On his third-round performance: "Fortunately I hit some really good shots today, a lot better than I have the last couple of days, and shot a really good score".

Grace, whose playing partner Jason Dufner shot a 66, insisted after his round that he had no idea he had made history. "It's a great experience for him; semi-cool for me".

"I think I'm in a position where it can be very advantageous, just everything I've gone through, the good, the bad and everything in the middle. So what a special place to get myself into the history books". Miller dinged the accomplishment in what was more than a backhanded compliment, pejoratively referring to the easier U.S. Open setup in Wisconsin as a "Greater Milwaukee Open".


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