Lowry ties record for lowest round in a major with 62 at PGA Championship

Lowry ties record for lowest round in a major with 62 at PGA Championship
Lowry ties record for lowest round in a major with 62 at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shane Lowry tied the record for a major round with a 9-under 62 after the third round Saturday at the PGA Championship.

The 37-year-old Irishman had nine birdies and no bogeys at accessible Valhalla and tied for the lowest round in any of the four majors.

Four players have done so previously in the PGA Championship, the Masters, the British Open and the US Open. The most recent was Xander Schauffele in the first round on Thursday in Valhalla.

Just 48 hours later, Lowry tied the mark to put himself in contention to win his second major.

Lowry won the British Open at Royal Portrush in 2019 by six strokes. Since then he has finished in the top five twice.

He began the tournament with two rounds of 69 and two under par and began Saturday eight shots behind Schauffele, the tournament leader. But over five impeccable hours, Lowry closed the gap considerably and moved to 13 under par.

Lowry had four straight birdies on his way to finishing the first nine holes with a score of 29. He calmed down — but only a little — on the back nine. He came close to making history with a six-foot birdie on the par-4 17th hole to move to -9.

Valhalla’s 18th hole is uphill for a par-5 and looked easy when Lowry stood on the tee box. He hit his shot into the rough and his approach came within 12 feet.

But the chance to make the lowest round in a major in front of 130,000 was gone when Lowry’s birdie putt slid to the left of the hole.

Lowry had to settle for sharing the record that is becoming commonplace. Four of the five rounds of 62 in a major have occurred in the last 12 months.

 
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