63: Lowest rounds in men's major championship history

63: Lowest rounds in men’s major championship history

Justin Thomas recorded the 31st round of 63 in a men's major championship in the third round of the 2017 U.S. Open, setting the championship record for the best single round in relation to par in the 117-year history of the championship. He eagled the final hole with two massive shots and an 8-foot putt to card 63, surpassing Johnny Miller's previous U.S. Open record for best score against par.

Here's a look at the players who have shot 63, the lowest round ever in a men's major championship:

Masters (2)
Nick Price -- 1986, Augusta National, 3rd round, -9 (72), finished 5th
Greg Norman -- 1996, Augusta National, 1st round, -9 (72), finished 2nd

U.S. Open (5) 
Johnny Miller -- 1973, Oakmont, 4th round, -8 (71), won
Jack Nicklaus -- 1980, Baltusrol, 1st round, -7 (70), won
Tom Weiskopf -- 1980, Baltusrol, 1st round, -7 (70), finished 37th
Vijay Singh -- 2003, Olympia Fields, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished T-20
Justin Thomas -- 2017, Erin Hills, 3rd round, -9 (63), finished ???


STORY CONTINUES BELOW


British Open (10)
Mark Hayes -- 1977, Turnberry, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished T-9
Isao Aoki -- 1980, Muirfield, 3rd round, -8 (71), finished T-12
Greg Norman -- 1986, Turnberry, 2nd round, -7 (70), won
Paul Broadhurst -- 1990, St. Andrews, 3rd round, -9 (72), finished T-12
Jodie Mudd -- 1991, Birkdale, 4th round, -7 (70), finished T-5
Nick Faldo -- 1993, St. George’s, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished 2nd
Payne Stewart -- 1993, St. George’s, 4th round, -7 (70), finished 12th
Rory McIlroy -- 2010, St. Andrews, 1st round, -9 (72), finished T-3
Phil Mickelson -- 2016, Royal Troon, 1st round, -8 (71), finished 2nd
Henrik Stenson -- 2016, Royal Troon, final round, -8 (71), won

PGA Championship (14)
Bruce Crampton -- 1975, Firestone, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished 2nd
Raymond Floyd -- 1982, Southern Hills, 1st round, -7 (70), won
Gary Player -- 1984, Shoal Creek, 2nd round, -9 (72), finished T-2
Vijay Singh -- 1993, Inverness, 2nd round, -8 (71), finished 4th
Michael Bradley -- 1995, Riviera, 1st round, -8 (71), finished T-54
Brad Faxon -- 1995, Riviera, 4th round, -8 (71), finished 5th
Jose Maria Olazabal -- 2000, Valhalla, 3rd round, -9 (72), finished T-4
Mark O’Meara -- 2001, Atlanta Athletic, 2nd round, -7 (70), finished T-22
Thomas Bjorn -- 2005, Baltusrol, 3rd round, -7 (70), finished T-2
Tiger Woods -- 2007, Southern Hills, 2nd round, -7 (70), won
Steve Stricker -- 2011, Atlanta Athletic, 1st round, -7 (70), finished T-12
Jason Dufner -- 2013, Oak Hill, 2nd round, -7 (70), won
Hiroshi Iwata -- 2015, Whistling Straits, 2nd round, -9 (72), finished T-21
Robert Streb -- 2016, Baltusrol, 2nd round, -7 (70), finish T-7


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