Branden Grace played out of his mind today at the Open Championship, shooting a record-setting 62. Grace went 8-under par at Royal Birkdale, making eight birdies and no bogeys during an unreal third round.
Before today, 31 golfers had shot a 63 at a major championship, but no one had ever posted a 62. That all changed this morning, as the 29-year-old from South Africa was absolutely locked in.
Here’s ESPN with more details on Grace’s historic round.
“It was a special day, to be quite honest,” Grace said. “I had no idea that was the lowest. I was so in the zone and playing the round so well. I was just trying to play the round without a bogey and make another birdie at the last. Sometimes it helps not knowing these things.
“When you get on a run like that, you stop thinking about golf. It’s one of the best ball-striking rounds of my career.”
Grace hit 16 of 18 greens, getting up and down from over the 18th to set the record in the 442nd major championship to be played.
I’d do unforgivable things to have a round like that. I feel like a shot a goddamn 62 at a mini golf course just last week.
Watch Grace sink the record-setting putt on the 18th hole. This dude has ice water in his veins.
Grace is currently tied for third place at the Open Championship, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated with all the latest action from the third major of the year.