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PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka, Charl Schwartzel shoot 63s

Sky Sports | Updated: 2018-08-14 23:51:04

Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel equalled the lowest round in PGA Championship history on a day of low scoring at Bellerive.

The two-time US Open champion fired seven birdies in a bogey-free 63 to get within two strokes of midway leader Gary Woodland, with Schwartzel a further shot back after matching Koepka's total.

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Koepka, playing alongside fellow 2018 major winners Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari, posted birdies at the 13th and 15th before nudging in a close-range gain at the 17th to reach the turn in 32.

The 28-year-old carded three consecutive birdies from the first and added another from seven feet at the 17th, but failed to find the final-hole birdie needed to tie Branden Grace's major record low round of 62.

"I played really well," Koepka said. "Today I drove it beautifully, my wedge distance control was spot on and I was making those five, six footers that you need to make."

Schwartzel opened with back-to-back birdies, before recovering from failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker to save par at the sixth by picking up shots over his next two holes.

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