PGA Tour Records

Flipping Through the PGA Tour Record Book

DORAL, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods walks off a green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 9, 2014 in Doral, Florida.
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Looking for PGA Tour records? Here is a stroll through the PGA Tour recordbook, with highs and lows, bests and worsts in various categories. Some of the records are relayed right here on this page, but when the name of the record appears as a link, click on that link for a more in-depth account of that record.

PGA Tour Records: Scoring

Most Birdies, 72-Hole Tournament

  • 32 - Mark Calcavecchia, 2001 Phoenix Open
  • 32 - Paul Gow, 2001 B.C. Open
  • 31 - John Huston, 1998 United Airlines Hawaiian Open
  • 31 - Phil Mickelson, 2006 BellSouth Classic
  • 31 - Steve Stricker, 2010 John Deere Classic

Most Consecutive Birdies to Win
This record is for most consecutive birdies at the end of a tournament to win that event on the PGA Tour.

  • 7 in a row - Kevin Streelman, 2014 Travelers Championship
  • 6 - Mike Souchak, 1956 St. Paul Open
  • 5 - Jack Nicklaus, 1978 Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic
  • 5 - Tom Weiskopf, 1971 Kemper Open
  • 5 - Russell Henley, 2013 Sony Open

Fewest Strokes in Back-to-Back Rounds

  • 122 strokes - Troy Matteson (61-61), Rounds 2-3, 2009 Frys.com Open
  • 123 - Steve Stricker (61-62), Rounds 3-4, 2009 Bob Hope Classic
  • 123 - Justin Thomas (59-64), Rounds 1-2, 2017 Sony Open

    Fewest Strokes, First 54 Holes of Tournament

    • 188 - Steve Stricker (60-66-62), 2010 John Deere Classic
    • 188 - Justin Thomas (59-64-65), 2017 Sony Open
    • 189 - John Cook (64-62-63), 1996 FedEx St. Jude Classic
    • 189 - Mark Calcavecchia (65-60-64), 2001 Phoenix Open
    • 189 - Tommy Armour III (64-62-63), 2003 Valero Texas Open
    • 189 - Phil Mickelson (60-66-64), 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open
    • 189 - Patrick Reed (63-63-63), 2014 Humana Challenge

    PGA Tour Records: Wins and Winning

    Most Wins In the Same Tournament

    • 8 wins - Sam Snead, Greater Greensboro Open: 1938, 1946, 1949-50, 1955-56, 1960, 1965
    • 8 - Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer Invitational: 2000-2003, 2008-09, 2012-13
    • 8 - Tiger Woods, WGC Bridgestone Invitational: 1999-2001, 2005-2007, 2009, 2013
    • 7 - Tiger Woods, Farmers Insurance Open: 1999, 2003, 2005-08, 2013
    • 7 - Tiger Woods, WGC American Express Championship/CA Championship/Cadillac Championship: 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005-07, 2013

    Consecutive Wins In the Same Tournament
    The record for most wins in a row in the same PGA Tour event is four, shared by these golfers:

    • Young Tom Morris, British Open: 1868-70 (no event 1871), 1872
    • Walter Hagen, PGA Championship: 1924-1927
    • Gene Sarazen, Miami Open: 1926 (no event 1927), 1928-1930
    • Tiger Woods, Bay Hill Invitational: 2000-2003
    • Tiger Woods, Buick Invitational: 2005-2008

      Most PGA Tour Wins By Golfer in His 20s

      • Tiger Woods - 46 wins
      • Jack Nicklaus - 30 wins

      Most Wins By Golfer in His 30s
      This record is for the most wins on the PGA Tour by a golfer from age 30 through 39:

      • Arnold Palmer - 44 wins
      • Ben Hogan - 43
      • Jack Nicklaus - 38
      • Sam Snead - 37
      • Byron Nelson - 35
      • Billy Casper - 34
      • Tiger Woods - 33

      Most Consecutive Years With a Win
      Golfers who won at least one PGA Tour event the most years in succession:

      • 17 years: Jack Nicklaus, 1962-78
      • 17 years: Arnold Palmer, 1955-71
      • 16 years: Billy Casper, 1956-71

      Longest Gap Between Wins

      • 15 years, 6 months - Robert Gamez (March 25, 1990-September 25, 2005)
      • 15 years, 5 months, 10 days - Butch Baird (May 7, 1961-October 17, 1976)

      Longest Gap Between 1st and Last PGA Tour Wins

      • 28 years, 11 months, 20 days: Raymond Floyd (March 17, 1963-March 8, 1992)
      • 28 years, 2 months, 17 days: Sam Snead (January 17, 1937-April 4, 1965)
      • 23 years, 11 months, 24 days: Tom Watson (June 30, 1974-May 24, 1998)
      • 23 years, 11 months, 5 days: Macdonald Smith (August 28, 1912-August 2, 1936)
      • 23 years, 9 months, 27 days: Jack Nicklaus (June 17, 1962-April 13, 1986)

      Largest 54-Hole Lead Lost
      These are the largest leads with 18 holes to go by golfers who failed to win the tourney:

      • 6 strokes - Bobby Cruickshank, 1928 Florida Open
      • 6 - Gay Brewer, 1969 Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic
      • 6 - Hal Sutton, 1983 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic
      • 6 - Greg Norman, 1996 Masters
      • 6 - Sergio Garcia, 2005 Wachovia Championship
      • 6 - Spencer Levin, 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open

      PGA Tour Records: Top 10s

      Most Top 10 Finishes In One Year
      The record for most top-10 finishes in one season on the PGA Tour was set in 1945 by Harold "Jug" McSpaden. Jug McSpaden finished in the Top 10 31 times that year.

      Consecutive Top 10 Finishes
      The recordholder for finishing in the Top 10 in the most consecutive tournaments is Byron Nelson - 65. Yes, Nelson placed in the Top 10 in 65 PGA Tour events in row, starting with the 1942 Texas Open and continuing until the 1946 New Orleans Open.

      Most Career Top 10 Finishes

      • 358 - Sam Snead

      PGA Tour Records: Cuts

      Most Career Cuts Made
      This record is for the highest number of cuts made over the course of a career by golfers on the PGA Tour.

      • 592 - Jay Haas
      • 590 - Tom Kite
      • 583 - Raymond Floyd
      • 566 - Gene Littler
      • 561 - Doug Ford
      • 543 - Arnold Palmer

      PGA Tour Records: Money

      Most Career Top 10 Finishes on Money List
      Golfers who finished in the Top 10 of the PGA Tour's money list the most total years:

      • 18 Years - Jack Nicklaus
      • 15 - Sam Snead
      • 15 - Tiger Woods
      • 14 - Phil Mickelson
      • 13 - Arnold Palmer

      Consecutive Years in Top 10 of Money List

      • 17 consecutive years - Jack Nicklaus, 1962-78
      • 13 - Tiger Woods, 1997-2009

      PGA Tour Records: Major Championships

      PGA Tour Records: Playoffs

      Most Wins In Playoffs

      • 14 playoff wins - Arnold Palmer (overall playoff record 14-10)
      • 14 - Jack Nicklaus (14-10)
      • 12 - Sam Snead (12-5)
      • 11 - Tiger Woods (11-1)

      PGA Tour Records: Putting

      Fewest Putts, 9 Holes

      • 6 putts - Stan Utley, front nine, second round, 2002 Air Canada Championship
      • 7 putts - Bill Nary, back nine, third round, 1952 El Paso Open

      Fewest Putts, 72 Holes
      Here are the golfers with the fewest putts taken in a PGA Tour event over four rounds, 72 holes:

      • 92 putts - David Frost, Harbour Town Golf Links, 2005 MCI Heritage
      • 93 - Kenny Knox, Harbour Town Golf Links, 1989 MCI Heritage Classic
      • 93 - Mark Calcavecchia, Forest Oaks Country Club, 2002 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic
      • 93 - Brian Gay, TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral, 2013 WGC Cadillac Championship

      PGA Tour Records: Youngest and Oldest

      Oldest First-Time Winner

      • Jim Barnum - 51 years, 1 month and 5 days old at time of first win (1962 Cajun Classic)

      Oldest to Make the Cut in a Major
      Sam Snead is the recordholder here. He made the cut in the 1979 PGA Championship at the age of 67 years, 2 months, 7 days old. Snead finished 42nd in the tournament, shooting 73-71-71-73 for an 8-over total of 288.

      Oldest With a Top 10 Tournament Finish
      The oldest golfer to finish in the Top 10 in a PGA Tour tournament is Sam Snead. Snead was 63 years, 3 months and 4 days of age when he finished tied for eighth place at the 1975 B.C. Open.

      Youngest to Shoot His Age on PGA Tour
      Sam Snead - Age 67 in 1979 when he posted a 67 in the second round of the Quad Cities Open. Two days later, in the final round, Snead shot 66.