Adam Scott matched the second-best final round in U.S. Open history on Sunday, a bogey-free 64 that allowed him to claw his way into the fray at rugged Chambers Bay.
The lowest score remains Johnny Miller’s memorable 63 at Oakmont in 1973. Peter Jacobson shot 64 at The Country Club in 1988, and Tom Kite and Vijay Singh did it at Southern Hills in 2001.
Jacobsen’s round of 64 came on a course that was a par-71. Like Chambers Bay, Southern Hills played to par 70.
Scott shot 70-71 over the first two rounds to make the cut, but was 2 over on Saturday as others made their moves. He was never in trouble Sunday, making birdie on his final hole as the 6,000 fans in the grandstand roared.