Karlsson shoots record 62 at BMW Championship

WENTWORTH — Robert Karlsson shot a course record 9-under 62 Saturday to take an early share of the third-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship after having to return overnight because he had left for Monaco in the mistaken belief he’d missed the cut.

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Published: Sat 22 May 2010, 6:34 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:17 AM

The Swede shot the lowest score at the remodeled course since the European PGA event was first played at Wentworth in 1955.

Karlsson is at 6 under to share the lead with Luke Donald of England, who had yet to begin his third round.

Karlsson was near his home in Monaco when he got a phone call to say he would be playing at the weekend. He flew to Paris, slept for two hours, then paid $11,000 for a private jet to take him to London, arriving at the course an hour before his tee time.

‘Don’t touch my putter it might burn you,’ Karlsson said after making nine birdie putts. ‘Luckily, I snatched a couple of hours sleep at Orly (Airport in Paris) and after making three early birdies I just decided to keep going.

‘When you start like that it is easy to sit back and protect those birdies and maybe shoot a 70, but I decided to keep going and my caddy said at the 9th: ‘We’ve been invited to this party, so let’s party.’’

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