Roberto Castro ties course record with 63, leads Players Championship
Roberto Castro tied the TPC Sawgrass course record of 9-under-par 63 on Thursday during the opening round of the 2013 Players Championship.
Wait, Roberto who?
Yes, Roberto Castro tied the course record at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday morning with a 9-under-par 63 to take a commanding lead at the 2013 Players Championship.
Castro now shares the record with Fred Couples (third round in 1992) and Greg Norman (first round in 1994).
He had a 13-foot putt on the final hole to shoot a 62 and set the course record, but he missed it just right of the hole before hitting his comeback four-footer to tie the record.
Here's a look at his absurd scorecard, which included exactly zero bogeys:
And here are the lengths to the hole of his absurd approach shots:
Insane in the membrane MT @chambleebrandel Castro irons thu14-182 4'8'' 17-125 1'7'' 18-192 1'11'' 2-226 3'9'' 4-122 1'9'' 6-108 1'6''— Stina Sternberg (@StinaSternberg) May 9, 2013
After his round, Castro told Golf Channel he wasn't aware he was putting for the course record on his last hole:
"I kind of figured the putt on the last hole was for something good. Sixty-two seemed like it would be tied or the course record but I didn't know."
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