Through three rounds the story should be about the two man race that the 146 Open Championship has become. Yes we will get to that, but the best story of the day was a guy shooting a number that had never been shot before in any major championship.
Branden Grace made a 4 foot putt on the last hole to shoot a 62. Let me say it again…62! The lowest score ever shot in a major was a 63 shot by Johnny Miller in the final round of the 1973 US Open at Oakmont.
Miller was in the booth today when Grace shot his 62 and took a backhanded comment congratulating him for shooting the 62 but then saying that the course was set up easy and there wasn’t any wind. Let’s be real. It was a 62! We don’t care what the conditions were.
At the start of the day Nick Faldo talked about the flags being put in corners and hard to access so they were going to test the golfers. Miller was just angry and bitter that someone broke his record and had to take a cheap shot when he did. Congrats to Branden Grace. Very well played.
As Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth teed off today there were a lot of people guessing how low they could go. Both players played some great golf and have separated themselves from the rest of the field.
When all was said and done Spieth signed for a 65 and will start the final round at -11 three shots clear of Kuchar who shot 66 today. The next closest player is the reigning US Open Champion in Brooks Koepka.
The birdie of the day came by Spieth on the 18th hole when he appeared to miss his approach shot and ended up carrying the right front bunker and and had 20 feet left and rolled in the birdie putt to finish the
round in fashion.
Dads Say So congrats to Branden Grace. What he did today was an amazing achievement. As we have talked all week about Spieth leading the tournament he has a chance to go wire to wire tomorrow and be named the “Champion Golfer of the Year.” We are looking forward to watching tomorrow and can’t wait to see what happens.