Welcome to the Club, Tiger

Facts and figures about the 23 rounds of 63 in major championships

By: Hunki Yun

There are few records in major-championship golf that have eluded Tiger Woods. Now that Woods has shot 63 in the second round of the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club, just about the only significant mark that remains is the big one: Jack Nicklaus' 18 majors.

For a split second, it appeared that Woods had made a 15-foot birdie putt on the difficult 18th hole for the first major-championship 62. But the ball came back out after more than half of it dipped below the hole.

"I knew if I made that putt on the last hole it would have been a nice little record to have," he said. "A 62 ½ is all right."

Instead, he became the 21st man to shoot 63. (For the full list, click here.) Here are some fun facts and figures about this unique fraternity.

63s by major
PGA Championship: 10
British Open: 7
U.S. Open: 4
Masters: 2

Players to shoot 63 more than once
Greg Norman: 1986 British Open, 1996 Masters
Vijay Singh: 1993 PGA Championship, 2003 U.S. Open

Players shooting 63 who went on to win
Johnny Miller, 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont
Jack Nicklaus, 1980 U.S. Open at Baltusrol
Ray Floyd, 1982 PGA Championship at Southern Hills
Greg Norman, 1986 British Open at Turnberry

Players shooting 63 in the final round
Johnny Miller, 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont
Jodie Mudd, 1991 British Open at Royal Birkdale
Payne Stewart, 1993 British Open at Royal St. George's
Brad Faxon, 1995 PGA at Riviera.

Tournaments with more than one 63
1980 U.S. Open: Tom Weiskopf, Jack Nicklaus*
1993 British Open: Nick Faldo, Payne Stewart
1995 PGA Championship: Michael Bradley, Brad Faxon
*Same round

Courses where the most 63s have been shot
Baltusrol: 3
Augusta National, Turnberry, Royal St. George's, Riviera,
Southern Hills: 2

Players shooting 63 by country:
U.S.: 11
Australia: 2
England: 2
Japan: 1
South Africa: 1
Zimbabwe: 1
Fiji: 1
Spain: 1
Denmark: 1


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