The putt for a 62 was about 12 feet, and all Steve Stricker knew was that he was trying to get one more birdie out of his remarkable opening round of the 93rd PGA Championship.
"I knew I was putting for 62, but I didn't know I was putting for history," Stricker said. "My caddie [Jimmy Johnston] told me later what it meant. I wish he'd have told me before I putted. I might have tried even a little harder."
As it was, the nice guy from Edgerton, Wis., who tries hard not to try too hard in major championships, had to settle for a 63 at Atlanta AC and a share of the major championship record.