England's Tommy Fleetwood holds the course record at Carnoustie after firing a 63 in the second round of the 2017 Dunhill Links Championship.
Tommy Fleetwood's Carnoustie Course Record 63
Tommy Fleetwood's second round score of 63 at the Dunhill Links in October sees him hold the course record around Carnoustie heading into the 147th Open, where he is highly fancied to win his first major championship.
He may not have had the week he was looking for overall but this day was for sure one he will never forget.
The round saw Fleetwood have a decent front nine of 3-under then a storming back nine of 6-under in which included five birdies in a row from holes 11 through to 15.
He could've made his scorecard look even prettier if his second shot into 15 had gone in after hitting the flag.
Tommy topped off his record-breaking round with an 8ft birdie putt on the final hole.
His 9-under par round had him tied for the lead after 36-holes with fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton however he couldn't quite replicate that success on the weekend.
Hatton on the other hand did continue to hold the lead and ended up successfully defending his title from the year before.
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After rounds of 70, 63, 76 and 69, Fleetwood finished the four days on 10-under par which had him 14 shots off the lead.
This record is deemed to be so special and will forever be remembered purely due to the fact that Carnoustie is known for being one of the toughest courses in the game.
We all remember Jean van de Velde's disastrous 18th hole in the 1999 Open, where he completely blew a three shot lead on the last hole.
That was proof of how no round or tournament is 100% complete until the ball has gone in the hole on the 18th green.
Tommy's 63 at Carnoustie could potentially be a huge advantage when teeing it up at the 147th Open.
He will be gunning for his first major and better his current world ranking position of 10th.
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
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