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Schwartzel Matches Koepka's Round Of 63 At PGA

August 10, 2018 - 3:06 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the year.

Charl Schwartzel matched the low round at a PGA Championship with his 7-under 63 on Friday, about half an hour after U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka did likewise at Bellerive.

There hadn't been two 63s on the same day in a major championship since the 1980 U.S. Open, when Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf shot rounds of 7 under at Baltusrol.

Schwartzel had 30 feet for birdie at his final hole, which would have given him a 62 and matched Branden Grace's low round in a major. Schwartzel wound up with a two-putt par.

Schwartzel and Koepka didn't approach the best rounds relative to par at a PGA. That record is 9 under, set by Gary Player at Shoal Creek in 1984 and matched by Jose Maria Olazabal in 2000 at Valhalla and Hiroshi Iwata three years ago at Whistling Straits.

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