The lowest round ever shot in the Masters Tournament was, until 2017, also the lowest round ever shot in a major championship. However, since Branden Grace went ahead and shot the first-ever 62 in a men's major at the 2017 British Open Championship, the records are separate.
The lowest round at Augusta National in the Masters is 9-under 63, shot first by Nick Price in the third round of the 1986 Masters and equaled 10 years later by Greg Norman in the first round of the 1996 Masters.
Price's 63 actually could have been lower, he thinks.
“What I suppose I remember the best was walking up the 14th hole, and I think at this stage I was 7-under, and saying to my caddie, ‘Do you know what the course record is?’ And he nodded at me and said, ‘Yeah,’” Price said to the Augusta Chronicle. “And I said ‘Let’s do it.’ I birdied 15 and 16. I had a lip-out on 18 but had a really good putt that I ran over the top edge on 17. It could have been just about anything.”
Price shot 71 in the final round to finish in solo fifth place, three strokes behind winner Jack Nicklaus.
Norman's 63 set the pace for what appeared to be a Sunday coronation for the Shark. He had a six-stroke lead entering the final round. Paired with Nick Faldo, Norman shot a stunning 6-over 78 and lost to Faldo, who won his third Masters title.
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