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Niebrugge Shoots Record 67 in First Round

I woke up with a text from a high school friend that read: “Holy ****. Niebrugge.” Holy cow was right.

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(Golf Channel)

While you were sleeping, Jordan Niebrugge, who we profiled in my interview with him yesterday, shot a 5-under par 67 in his first round at the British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews. The score tied a record for the lowest score ever by an amateur at the Open Championship at the Old Course. Recently, Niebrugge broke The Course at Yale’s 89-year record with a 62 as well in May. You will be seeing Jordan’s name on the leaderboard for the rest of the day with that 67.

(PGA Tour)

I asked Jordan how it felt out there during his marvelous first round. He responded, “Everything felt good just like earlier in the week. I was able to make the most out of my opportunities on the front side. The back nine played a little harder so it was great for me to finish the round like I did.”


Niebrugge hit a birdie on the 18th to tie the record. When I asked if he knew how historic his score was, Niebrugge said, “I had no clue about the amateur record; I was just in the moment and trying to make the most out of my round coming in.”

He is tied for 8th through the first round with the likes of some big names after being a 500-to-1 favorite to win The Open Championship. Perhaps you’ve heard of another Jordan he’s tied with right now: Jordan Spieth. Dustin Johnson leads the pack right now 7-under par after shooting a 65.

Jordan will tee off tomorrow at 12:28 BST or 6:28 AM in Wisconsin. You can catch all of The Open Championship coverage on ESPN.

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