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Xander Schauffele’s dominant first-round nine-under 62 at Valhalla Golf Club put him in the PGA Championship’s history books. The scorching performance is the lowest round ever in a PGA Championship, beating the previous record of 63, which was shot 18 prior times. Schauffele’s opening 18 is the best first round at Valhalla Golf Club by three, topping the previous record of 65 shot by Ryan Palmer, Lee Westwood, and Kevin Chappell all in 2014. It's the fourth 62 ever in men's major championship golf.

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The 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist bested Jose Maria Olazabal’s Valhalla course record of 63, which the Spaniard shot in 2000.

Five of the players who shot a 63 went on to win the championship, including two of the last three 63s, both carded by Brooks Koepka in 2018 and 2019. Here are the previous 18 best rounds in PGA Championship history and where they finished.

1975: Bruce Crampton, second round (Firestone, -7, second place)
1982: Raymond Floyd, first round (Southern Hills, -7, Win)
1984: Gary Player, second round (Shoal Creek, -9, T2)
1993: Vijay Singh, second round (Inverness Club, -8, fourth place)
1995: Michael Bradley, first round (Riviera, -8, T54)
1995: Brad Faxon, fourth round (Riviera, -8, fifth place)
2000: Jose Maria Olazabal, third round (Valhalla, -9, T4)
2001: Mark O’Meara, second round (Atlanta, -7, T22)
2005: Thomas Bjorn, third round (Baltusrol, -7, T2)
2007: Tiger Woods, second round (Southern Hills, -7, Win)
2011: Steve Stricker, first round (Atlanta, -7, T12)
2013: Jason Dufner, second round (Oak Hill, -7, Win)
2015: Hiroshi Iwata, second round (Whistling Straits, -9, T21)
2016: Robert Streb, second round (Baltusrol, -7, T7)
2018: Charl Schwartzel, second round (Bellerive, -7, T42)
2018: Brooks Koepka, second round (Bellerive, -7, Win)
2019: Brooks Koepka – first round (Bethpage State Park, -7, Win)
2022: Bubba Watson, second round (Southern Hills, -7, T30)

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