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Lowry shoots fifth 62 ever at major, climbs PGA leaderboard

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Shane Lowry was just 11 feet, 10 inches away from history.

On Saturday at Valhalla Golf Club, the Irishman had a birdie putt on the 18th green to shoot the first-ever 61 in a major championship. But as the putt slid by on the left side, Lowry could only wince and look up at the sky in bittersweet disappointment.

A share of history would have to do.

Just two days after Xander Schauffele tied his own record for lowest round at a major with a 9-under 62 -- a feat that had only been accomplished once before last year -- Lowry was able to join the exclusive group by shooting his own 9 under - the fifth-ever 62 in major championship history.