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In 442 major championships, no one had ever shot a round of 62. Until today.
Branden Grace entered the history books with his eight-under-par round at Royal Birkdale this afternoon and, as you can imagine, fellow players and golf media went pretty wild.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Somebody had to do it! Congrats to @BrandenGrace on the impressive round. #62— Smylie Kaufman (@SmylieKaufman10) July 22, 2017
Unreal 62 by Gracie with Johnny Miller on the call. Perfect. #theopen— DeLetty (@GrahamDeLaet) July 22, 2017
Branden Grace shoots the first 62 in a major at the site of Johnny Miller's @TheOpen win. You couldn't script it any better.— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) July 22, 2017
Jordan Spieth is on the range as Grace wraps up his 62. Looks up from his ball when he hears the applause. Says, "Wow," then back to work.— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) July 22, 2017
They've been playing major championships for 157 years. This is the 441st. There's never been a 62 -- until now. Branden Grace has done it.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) July 22, 2017
Over the last 349 days we've seen:— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) July 22, 2017
- a 58
- two 59s
- the first ever 9-under round at a US Open
- the first ever 62 in a major
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