Out of nowhere, Bubba Watson ties PGA Championship scoring record with 63

TULSA, Oklahoma — How do you shoot a 63 in a major?

If you were Bubba Watson, you’d switch drivers and get lucky on the greens — at least that’s how the two-time Masters champion explained his record-setting second-round performance at the PGA Championship.

In 1982, Raymond Floyd shot a 7-under 63 in the first round of the PGA Championship at South Hills, and Tiger Woods tied the score in the second round in 2007. Both players went on to win.

For Watson, his 63 points were taken literally, at least by major standards. He has shot 70 or higher in 18 of his past 19 majors, with the lone exception of a 67 in the second round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.


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