Grace of South Africa shoots 60 at Dunhill Links
KINGSBARNS, Scotland -- Branden Grace of South Africa birdied the final five holes to shoot a remarkable 12-under 60 at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland on Thursday.
Grace broke the course record with a bogey-free round at Kingsbarns to become the 15th player in European Tour history to shoot 60.
Unlike the PGA Tour in the United States, no player has shot a 59 in the 40-year history of the European Tour.
The Pretoria-born Grace says, "It could have been a 59 -- I said to my caddy when I hit it stiff on 18 that it could be close to a 59."
On a day of low scoring, Victor Dubuisson of France shot a course-record 62 on the famed Old Course at St. Andrews. It's one of three venues staging the event.
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