SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — With a 21-foot putt on the par-3 ninth hole at Baltusrol Golf Club, Robert Streb tied the best round in a major championship with a seven-under-par 63. It was the 30th time a player has shot so low in a major.
“I was pretty excited about it,” Streb, 29, said of his final putt. “I was waiting on it to break, waiting on it to break and it finally turned there at the end.”
Streb missed the cut at the Masters, the United States Open and the British Open. He has not had a top-10 finish in any tournament since he tied for 10th at last year’s P.G.A. Championship at Whistling Straits.
But after Friday’s remarkable round, he is tied with Jimmy Walker for…