ATLANTA: Steve Stricker matched the low round in major golf history, firing a seven-under par 63 for a two-shot lead. Stricker, a 44-year-old American seeking his first major title, led a US charge atop the leader board in hopes of ending the record six-major drought since an American captured one of golf’s most coveted crowns. “I realised it was for 62. I didn’t realise it was for history,” said Stricker. “It never really registered. I was just trying to make a birdie and never thought about the history of it. I hit a good putt. It just didn’t go in.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2011.