Tommy Fleetwood makes US Open HISTORY after shooting 63!

Tommy Fleetwood became the first person to do this in US Open history.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2023
Tommy Fleetwood makes US Open HISTORY after shooting 63!

Wyndham Clark wasn't the only player with something to celebrate after the conclusion of the 123rd US Open on Sunday.

That's because Tommy Fleetwood had his own historic performance at Los Angeles Country Club for the final round, though it happened much earlier than Clark's victory.

After shooting rounds of 73, 69, and 70 for a tournament total of 2-over par through 54 holes, the Englishman didn't stand a chance to win the major on Sunday. He was already 12 strokes back and needed to shoot a 58 just to tie the leaders.

Unsurprisingly, that didn't happen. But he did come pretty close.

The 32-year-old shot the lowest round of the day Sunday with an impressive 7-under 63 in California.

It moved him 33 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for fifth with Min Woo Lee and Rickie Fowler.

With it, he also made history.

That's because back in 2018, Fleetwood recorded the same score during the final round at Shinnecock Hills in New York.

As a result, he's now the first man to ever shoot multiple final-round 63s at a US Open.

It might not have been what he set out to do, but safe to say Fleetwood's new record-holder status softened the blow of another missed major opportunity. 

He wrote on Twitter after Sunday's round:

"After coming off disappointed it's pretty cool to be the first human ever to shoot two 63s on a Sunday at a US Open!!!"

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