Remember the name, that’s what Branden Grace has done today, in the third round, he has created history at The Open.
The South African, Grace now has become the only player to have shot a score lower than a 63 in the men’s major history. During last year’s Open at Royal Troon, Mickelson claimed that there was a ’62 curse’ when his ball lipped out and prevented him from reaching the milestone.
There has been a total of 31 rounds of 63- and the most recent was by Justin Thomas at the U.S. Open, and now the curse broken by Grace with grace. The round was flawless with no bogeys and eight birdies, five of them coming on in the front nine.
Grace had a poised round with dialing birdies on the very first hole of the day, then 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 16th and the 17th. Currently tied for the second spot with Matt Kuchar.
He stalled slightly on at the start of the back nine with four pars in a row but kicked into gear again, with a 35ft birdie putt on the par-3 14th and another on the 16th.
A tap-in birdie at the par-5 17th took him to eight-under-par but it wasn’t exactly straightforward from them on in. While Grace found the middle of the fairway with his tee shot, his second went over the back of the green. He recovered with an excellent lengthy putt and sunk a nervy two-footer to enter the record books.
Earlier in the day, local boy Tommy Fleetwood too flirted with the course with his four under 66, with three birdies and an eagle on the par-5, 15th.
Rickie Fowler was having a stellar day too, he nearly made an albatross on the par-4, 4th.
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