PGA pro breaks record for lowest round in British Open masterpiece

South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim holds the record for the lowest round in any major with 61 at the women's Evian Championship in 2014.

Miller's 63 at the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont is arguably the greatest round of all time. He hit 16 of 18 greens, getting up-and-down from over the 18th green to set the record in the 442nd major championship ever played. Grace was only thinking about trying to get through the third round without a bogey.

The 29-year-old said that his caddie, Zack Rasego, had been the first to break the news to him.

"Talking about this can go on forever", Grace said. Phil Mickelson's lip-out at Troon past year was the most recent of inexplicable moments where odd bounces and cruel lip-outs prevented a barrier-busting round. "Now it makes it even more special than what it was". "Twenty-eight putts is quite a few putts to shoot 62", Miller said of Grace's round.

Describing what the achievement meant to him, Grace said: "It's special".

The fantastic thing is, when Grace has put the finishing touches on his 8-under-par masterpiece with a tap-in par on the 18th hole, he had no idea he had made history. Grace shot 74 and began the round in a tie for 45th place at 4 over par.?He will be at 4 under entering Sunday's final round. On NBC, Jim "Bones" Mackay, in his first stint as a regular announcer, said to Dan Hicks, "Dan, I gotta tell ya, don't tell Johnny I said this, but there's a 62 out there today". "That is sweet", Miller said from the broadcast booth at Royal Birkdale.

Grace was oblivious to all of it, falling into a steady diet of fairways and greens, and making enough putts. "Definitely a couple of shots there (went missing) on the last couple of holes". In the opening round of the 1980 U.S. Open, Jack Nicklaus missed a three-footer on the final hole for 62. I made some great putts out there but I also had a couple that were really close and I didn't take advantage of 17 the way I would have liked to.

A further 21 players have shot 63 at The Masters, US Open and US PGA Championship.