He made it look pretty easy on a day that was admittedly asking for a 62 at Royal Birkdale. Bones Mackay even predicted it, with apologies, to Johnny Miller.
I stepped out to the course to watch the last part of the historic round and filed this for Golfweek.com on the round, Grace not having a clue where he stood to par or even the historic nature.
Here is the hole-by-hole info on clubs used, provided by caddie Zack Rasego to R&A media liason Dave Seanor and posted here at Golfweek.com. Note that he did not hit more than a 7-iron into a par-4.
Here is a picture of the official scorecard for history buffs.
Johnny Miller's reaction from the NBC telecast on the accomplishment.
Steve DiMeglio calls Royal Birkdale defenseless in his USA Today assessment.
Derek Lawrenson in the Daily Mail: "A significant milestone in the history of the game was shattered on Saturday by a South African who had no idea of the enormity of his achievement."
Jason Sobel equates it to breaking golf's version of the 4-minute mile.
Jaime Diaz considers all of the reasons the round happened and concluded this:
And maybe the most important factor, considering how many times the golf gods have kept the 62nd stroke out of the hole in a major – it was about damn time.
Josh Berhow at Golf.com captures some of the majestic home hole scene as Grace finished the historic round.
The social media congratulations are pouring in, starting with Jack Nicklaus. GolfChannel.com with the roundup.
Grace's bag, reported on by David Dusek.
Certainly the scores were good, though as the day has progressed we'll see what the final tally is...
Stenson's 63 was 9.8 strokes better than field average that day. Thomas' 63 was 9.0 better. Grace's 62 is currently 6.7 better than field.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) July 22, 2017