Tiger Woods' Best and Worst Scores as a Pro on PGA Tour

The (good) lows and (bad) highs of Woods' golf career

Tiger Woods alone on a fairway, thinking over the next shot
It's lonely at the top ... and the bottom. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

What are Tiger Woods' best and worst golf scores? We answer that question here, taking a look at Woods' PGA Tour tournament scores and his major championship scores, both for 18 holes and for 72 holes.

Tiger Woods' Best PGA Tour Scores

Lowest 18-Hole Scores
What are Tiger Woods' best scores over 18 holes in a PGA Tour event? Woods has posted eight rounds of 62 or better on the PGA Tour. Here are those low rounds:

  • 61 - 1999 Byron Nelson Classic, first round
  • 61 - 2000 WGC-NEC Invitational, second round
  • 61 - 2005 Buick Open, second round
  • 61 - 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational, second round
  • 62 - 1999 Buick Invitational, third round
  • 62 - 1999 WGC-NEC Invitational, third round
  • 62 - 2009 BMW Championship, third round
  • 62 - 2012 Honda Classic, fourth round

It might be surprising to some reading this that Woods hasn't had more scores of 62 and lower. Keep in mind that throughout his career Woods has played a shorter schedule than most other PGA Tour members, and generally plays in only the highest-level (meaning, generally, tougher) tournaments.

Low Rounds in Majors
In major championships, Woods has gotten as low as 64 twice:

Lowest 72-Hole Scores on PGA Tour
What about Woods' tournament totals? Here are his lowest stroke totals in 72-hole PGA Tour tournaments:

  • 257 - 2002 Tour Championship (23-under)
  • 259 - 2000 WGC NEC Invitational (21-under)
  • 261 - 2006 WGC American Express Championship (23-under)
  • 262 - 2007 BMW Championship (22-under)
  • 263 - 1997 GTE Byron Nelson Classic (17-under)
  • 263 - 2002 WGC American Express Championship (25-under)

Lowest 72-Hole Scores in Majors
And here are Woods' lowest 72-hole stroke totals in major championships:

  • 269 - 2000 British Open (19-under)
  • 270 - 1997 Masters (18-under)
  • 270 - 2000 PGA Championship (18-under)
  • 270 - 2006 British Open (18-under)
  • 270 - 2006 PGA Championship (18-under)

Tiger Woods' Worst PGA Tour Scores

Now let's look at the opposite end of the spectrum - the worst, highest scores Woods has posted on the PGA Tour and in majors.

Highest Scores for One Round
Seventeen times in his pro career Woods has posted a score of 77 or higher in PGA Tour events. Here are Woods' highest scores for one round of golf, in PGA Tour events, as a pro:

  • 85 - 2015 Memorial, third round
  • 82 - 2015 Phoenix Open, second round
  • 81 - 2002 British Open, third round
  • 80 - 2015 U.S. Open, first round
  • 79 - 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, third round
  • 79 - 2013 Memorial, third round
  • 79 - 2010 Quail Hollow Championship, second round
  • 78 - 2014 WGC Cadillac Championship, final round
  • 78 - 1996 Tour Championship, second round
  • 78 - 1999 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, third round
  • 77 - 1997 Las Vegas Invitational, third round
  • 77 - 1998 Bay Hill Invitational, final round
  • 77 - 1998 Buick Open, third round
  • 77 - 2002 Buick Invitational, second round
  • 77 - 2010 WGC Bridgestone Invitational, final round
  • 77 - 2011 PGA Championship, first round
  • 77 - 2014 British Open, second round

    Most Strokes Over Par for Tournament
    What about Woods' worst tournament finishes in relation to par as a pro on the PGA Tour? Seven times in his pro career Woods has completed a 72-hole PGA Tour event at 10-over par or higher. Those tournaments are:

    • 18-over - 2010 WGC Bridgestone Invitational (74-72-75-77)
    • 14-over - 2015 Memorial (73-70-85-74)
    • 13-over - 2013 U.S. Open (73-70-76-74)
    • 12-over - 2003 PGA Championship (74-72-73-73)
    • 10-over - 2004 U.S. Open (72-69-73-76)
    • 10-over - 1999 British Open (74-72-74-74)
    • 10-over - 1998 U.S. Open (74-72-71-73)

    Note that five of the tournaments on the above list are majors and Woods' scores weren't necessarily bad; at the 1999 British Open, for example, Woods' 10-over score was good for a Top 10 finish.

    However, Woods' 18-over at the 2010 Bridgestone put him in next-to-last place.

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