18-Hole Scoring Record on the Champions Tour

What are the lowest scores for a round of golf ever recorded on the Champions Tour? So far, there has been only one sub-60 round, but also 16 rounds of 60. Let's find out which 50-and-over golfers have gone the lowest on the world's top senior circuit.

The 18-Hole Champions Tour Record: 59

  • 59 — Kevin Sutherland, 2014 Dick's Sporting Goods Open, second round (13-under)

Sutherland had a shot at 58 (even 57), but he bogeyed the final hole of the round. But Sutherland's round started with seven birdies and an eagle — he was 9-under after eight holes. He shot 28 on the front nine and 31 on the back nine.

Alas, it wasn't enough for Sutherland to win the tournament. He finished in 12th place. (Read more about the first sub-60 score in Champions Tour history.)

All the Rounds of 60 on the Champions Tour

  • Steve Stricker, 2023 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, third (final) round (12-under)
  • Fred Couples, 2022 SAS Championship, third (final) round (12-under)
  • Kevin Sutherland (yes, him again), 2018 Boeing Classic, second round (12-under)
  • Kenny Perry, 2018 3M Championship (12-under)
  • Paul Goydos, 2017 3M Championship (12-under)
  • Duffy Waldorf, 2015 Toshiba Classic, second round (11-under)
  • Tom Pernice Jr., 2014 Pacific Links Hawaii Championship, first round (12-under)
  • Michael Allen, 2014 Allianz Championship, first round (12-under)
  • Jay Haas, 2012 Charles Schwab Cup Championship, second round (10-under)
  • Nick Price, 2011 Toshiba Classic, first round (11-under)
  • Craig Stadler, 2005 Blue Angels Classic, second round (10-under)
  • Tom Purtzer, 2004 Toshiba Senior Classic, first round (11-under)
  • Jim Thorpe, 2003 Long Island Classic, second round (10-under)
  • Bruce Fleisher, 2002 RJR Championship, first round (10-under)
  • Walter Morgan, 2002 AT&T Canada Senior Open, second round (11-under)
  • Isao Aoki, 1997 Emerald Coast Classic, second round (10-under)

After Aoki became the first golfer on the Champions Tour to shoot 60 in 1997, it was five years before another golfer did it. But when Walter Morgan did it in 2002, it was worth the wait. Morgan was 61 years old at the time, and he became the youngest golfer to shoot his age or better on a pro golf tour.

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