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Amateur Hovland breaks Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open record

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Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland
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Modified 17 Jun 2019, 04:36 IST
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Viktor Hovland made history, surpassing Jack Nicklaus for the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur at the U.S. Open.

Winner of a record 18 major championships, American great Nicklaus set the record via a 282 in 1960.

However, unheralded Norwegian Hovland broke the record with a score of 280 at Pebble Beach on Sunday.

The 21-year-old, who posted 69-73-71 in the opening three rounds, signed off with a four-under-par 67 to be tied for 13th.

Published 17 Jun 2019, 04:36 IST
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