Branden Grace breaks major single round golf record with 62

Ruben Hill
July 22, 2017

South African Branden Grace has created golf history with the first-ever round of 62 at a major championship.

Tommy Fleetwood's romantic adventure at the Open championship took another "lovely" upward turn on Saturday as the local hero shot a four-under-par 66 to leave him still dreaming of a storybook finish to his remarkable week. Grace's 62 also breaks the course record at Royal Birkdale, which Jodie Mudd set with a 63 in the final round of the 1991 Open.

His historic landmark in Southport moved the 29-year-old from four over to four under - just two shy of leader Jordan Spieth.

South Africa's Shaun Norris left and England's Richard Blande prepare to putt on the 7th hole during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale Southport England Friday
Branden Grace breaks major single round golf record with 62

It's the 11th time someone shot 63 or better at this tournament with the most recent one coming a year ago at Royal Troon in the final round when Henrik Stenson did it.

He was made to wait for further gains on the back nine, but a two at the par-three 14th was followed by consecutive birdies on 16 and 17. He broke the previous mark of 63 by making eight birdies against no bogeys, finishing with a par from just off the back of the green on the 18th hole.

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