May 16, 2019
Brooks Koepka shot his second major 63 in as many seasons. Nevertheless who else has completed it? NCG’s stats group dive into the historic previous books
What’s the underside ranking in a critical?
Brooks Koepka wasn’t faraway from writing his determine inside the report books on the opening day of the 2019 PGA Championship.
The defending champion made light work of a course that has been touted as one among many hardest on an important rota.
Nevertheless his 63 at Bethpage was ample to jot down his private little piece of historic previous as he turned the one participant to card that ranking in a critical in consecutive seasons.
Nevertheless he is certainly not the first to go this low at a critical occasion – definitely his was the 37th spherical of 63 or larger in one among many large four.
Nevertheless is it the underside ranking in a critical?
Nope. That honour belongs to Branden Grace, who carded a formidable 62 at Royal Birkdale on day three of the 2017 Open Championship.
So who else has shot 63 in a critical?
Everyone knows that Koepka holds two of those 37 areas, having moreover completed it at Bellerive in 2018, so who accounts for the other 34?
Johnny Miller stormed spherical Oakmont inside the 1973 US Open and solely 5 additional players have gone on to match the amount in that event.
Jack Nicklaus did it in 1980 and there was then a 23-year absence of a 63 on the US Open.
Possibly unsurprisingly, Augusta has proved to be the toughest observe to realize on, with solely two players managing a 9-under-par spherical. Nick Worth was the first to take motion in 1986 and, a decade later, Greg Norman repeated that feat.
The PGA Championship, has seen the most effective number of 63s, with the ranking being carded 17 events.
The overwhelming majority of those have taken place after the flip of the century, with the likes of Tiger Woods, Jose Maria Olazabal, Steve Stricker and Mark O’Meara all signing up.
And ultimately, there would be the Open, the place 11 players have been one away from Grace’s report over the hyperlinks, most simply recently Haotong Li as he launched himself to world at Birkdale.
Sooner than that, every Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson shot the amount at Royal Troon – the latter doing it on Sunday of their unbelievable duel that ultimately led to the Swede clinching his maiden major.
Totally different players who’ve achieved this ranking on the Open embody Nick Faldo, Rory McIlroy and the late Payne Stewart.
Lowest ranking in a critical: 62
Branden Grace (2017 Open, Royal Birkdale, Par 70)
Lowest ranking in a critical: 63
Johnny Miller (1973 US Open, Oakmont, Par 71)
Bruce Crampton (1975 PGA Championship, Firestone, Par 70)
Mark Hayes (1977 Open, Turnberry, Par 70)
Tom Weiskopf (1980 US Open, Baltusrol Par 70)
Jack Nicklaus (1980 US Open, Baltusrol, Par 70)
Isao Aoki (1980 Open, Muirfield, Par 71)
Raymond Floyd (1982 PGA Championship, Southern Hills, Par 70)
Gary Participant (1984, PGA Championship, Shoal Creek, Par 72)
Nick Worth (1986, Masters, Augusta Nationwide, Par 72)
Greg Norman (1986 Open, Turnberry, Par 70)
Paul Broadhurst (1990 Open, St. Andrew’s, Par 72)
Jodie Mudd (1991 Open, Royal Birkdale, Par 70)
Nick Faldo (1993 Open, Royal St. George’s, Par 70)
Payne Stewart (1993 Open, Royal St. George’s, Par 70)
Vijay Singh (1993 PGA Championship, Inverness, Par 71)
Michael Bradley (1995 PGA Championship, Riviera, Par 71)
Brad Faxon (1995 PGA Championship, Riviera, Par 71)
Greg Norman (1996 Masters, Augusta Nationwide, Par 72)
Jose Maria Olazabal (2000 PGA Championship, Valhalla, Par 72)
Mark O’Meara (2001 PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic, Par 70)
Vijay Singh (2003 US Open, Olympia Fields, Par 70)
Thomas Bjorn (2005 PGA Championship, Baltusrol, Par 70)
Tiger Woods ( 2007, PGA Championship, Southern Hills, Par 70)
Rory McIlroy (2010 Open, St. Andrew’s, Par 72)
Steve Stricker (2011 PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic, Par 70)
Jason Dufner (2013 PGA Championship Oak Hill, Par 70)
Hiroshi Iwata (2015 PGA Championship, Whistling Straits, Par 72)
Robert Streb (2016 PGA Championship, Baltusrol, Par 70)
Phil Mickelson (2016 Open, Royal Troon, Par 71)
Henrik Stenson (2016 Open, Royal Troon, Par 71)
Justin Thomas (2017 US Open, Erin Hills, Par 72)
Haotong Li (2017 open, Royal Birkdale, Par 70)
Tommy Fleetwood (2018 US Open, Shinnecock Hills, Par 70)
Brooks Koepka (2018 PGA Championship, Bellerive, Par 70)
Charl Schwartzel (2018 PGA Championship, Bellerive, Par 70)
Brooks Koepka (2019 Pga Championship, Bethpage Black, Par 70)
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