Lowest Winning Scores Ever on the Champions Tour

Which golfers from the senior set have posted the lowest winning scores in the history of the Champions Tour? The PGA Tour Champions golfers play both 72-hole and 54-hole tournaments, so we've included the records for both in the lists below.

In 72-hole tournaments, the all-time scoring record for the Champions Tour is 257. In 54-hole tournaments, the Champions Tour scoring record is 191.

Lowest 72-Hole Winning Scores on the Champions Tour

The record-holder is Padraig Harrington, who set the mark in the season-ending 2022 Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Harrington and Tom Lehman are the only two golfers so far in Champions Tour history to win a 72-hole tournament with a score below 260. Here are the lowest winning scores ever in a 72-hole senior tour event:
  • 257: Padraig Harrington, 2022 Charles Schwab Cup Championship (66-64-62-65)
  • 258: Tom Lehman, 2012 Charles Schwab Cup Championship (68-63-62-65)
  • 261: Jack Nicklaus, 1990 Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship (65-68-64-64)
  • 261: Kenny Perry, 2013 Constellation Senior Players Championship (71-63-63-64)
  • 261: Steve Stricker, 2019 U.S. Senior Open (62-64-66-69)
  • 262: Vijay Singh, 2018 Charles Schwab Cup Championship (67-67-67-61)
  • 263: Orville Moody, 1988 Vintage Chrysler Invitational (64-66-70-63)
  • 263: Tom Watson, 2003 Senior Open Championship (66-67-66-64)
  • 263: Jeff Maggert, 2019 Charles Schwab Cup Championship (63-65-69-66)
Note that Nicklaus held the overall record for 22 years until Lehman lowered it in 2012. Also note that of the eight scores listed above, four of them were recorded in major championships — and that is a major surprise. A U.S. Senior Open even makes the list, and all golf fans know how tough the USGA normally sets up its championship golf courses.

Lowest 54-Hole Winning Scores on the Champions Tour

This record is shared by six golfers:
  • 191: Bruce Fleisher, 2002 RJR Championship (60-64-67)
  • 191: Loren Roberts, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai (63-67-61)
  • 191: Bernhard Langer, 2007 Administaff Small Business Classic (62-65-64)
  • 191: David Frost, 2010 3M Championship (64-66-61)
  • 191: Rocco Mediate, 2013, Shaw Charity Classic (63-64-64)
  • 191: Phil Mickelson, 2020 Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National (61-64-66)
Fleisher, who posted 191 first, set multiple records in that event: He tied the tour's then-record 18-hole score with his opening 60; his 124 score after two rounds is still the Champions Tour record for consecutive rounds and for the opening 36 holes.

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