August 9 2013
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Webb Simpson bid for major championship history ended instead with a share of the course record at Oak Hill Country Club.
Simpson fired the third 64 on the Donald Ross creation, joining Curtis Strange (1989 U.S. Open) and Ben Hogan (1942 Rochester Open) in owning the record. Oak Hill plays to a par 70.
The lowest score ever shot in a major championship is 63 -- accomplished 25 times (two times at the Masters, four at the U.S. Open, eight at The Open Championship and 11 at the PGA).
Simpson was 7 under through 15 holes but bogeyed his 16th, the par-4 seventh, and parred in for the 64. So Steve Stricker remains the last player to shoot 63 at a major, with his round coming at the 2011 PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club.