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Iwata of Japan matches major record with 63 at PGA

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Hiroshi Iwata of Japan has just completed a round of 63 at the PGA Championship, matching the lowest single-round score in a major.

Iwata, a veteran of the Japan Golf Tour, nearly chipped in to set the record on No. 18. His shot from out of the rough skidded 2 feet past and he tapped in for par. He is at 4-under 140 for the tournament, three behind leader David Lingmerth.

This was the 27th round of 63 to be shot at a major. The previous one was by Jason Dufner at the PGA in 2013 at Oak Hill Country Club.

Johnny Miller hit the mark first, at the U.S. Open in 1973. He remains the only player to close a major with a 63 to win the tournament.

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Iwata of Japan matches major record with 63 at PGA
SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 13: Gallery on the ninth hole during Round One at the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 13, 2015 in Sheboygan, WI. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America via Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 13: Caddie tends the pin on the eighth hole during Round One at the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 13, 2015 in Sheboygan, WI. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America via Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 13: PGA Club Professional, Matt Dobyns of the United States watches his shot on the ninth hole during Round One at the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 13, 2015 in Sheboygan, WI. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America via Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 13: Martin Laird of Scotland hits his shot out of the bunker on the eighth hole during Round One at the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 13, 2015 in Sheboygan, WI. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America via Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WI - AUGUST 13: Henrik Stenson of Sweden plays his shot from the third tee during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 13, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WI - AUGUST 13: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot from the water's edge on the fifth hole during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 13, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WI - AUGUST 13: Patrick Reed of the United States walks to the third green during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 13, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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