PGA Championship Scoring Records

Which golfers hold the big scoring records at the PGA Championship? The ones who follow in the categories below. We take a look at the 72-hole records for both total strokes and strokes under par, plus the 18-hole and 9-hole records.

72-Hole Stroke Total

The lowest winning score in PGA Championship history was set by Xander Schauffele when he won in 2024. Schauffele carded rounds of 62, 68, 68 and 65 for a total of 263. That lowered the previous record by one stroke. See the full list of lowest 72-hole scores at the PGA Championship (and that article also includes the evolution of the tournament scoring record).

72 Holes in Relation to Par

Xander Schauffele, when he scored 263 in 2024, also set this mark for most strokes under par. He finished the tournament at 21-under. At the time, that was also the most strokes under par in any of the four professional major championships. Schauffele lowered this record by one, as well. For a list, see Most Strokes Under Par in the PGA Championship.

18-Hole Scoring Record

What about the lowest round ever in the PGA Championship? That record is 62, a score first recorded in this major in 2024. In fact, it happened twice in 2024, first by Xander Schauffele and then by Shane Lowry. See the list of lowest 18-hole scores in the PGA Championship.

9-Hole Scoring Record

The best-ever 9-hole score (for the front nine or back nine) in the PGA Championship is 28. That score has been recorded exactly once in tournament history, by Brad Faxon. Faxon's 28 happened in 1995 on the front nine during his final round. See Lowest 9-Holes Scores in the PGA Championship for more, and all the sub-30 scores for nine in this major.

More Scoring Records at the PGA Championship

  • Highest winning score: 287, Larry Nelson, 1987
  • Best score first three rounds: 196, David Toms (66-65-65), 2001
  • Best score last three rounds: 195, Brooks Koepka (63-66-66), 2018
  • Best score first two rounds: 128, Brooks Koepka (63-65), 2019
  • Best score last two rounds: 129, Collin Morikawa (65-64), 2020
  • Lowest final-round score by winner: 64, Steve Elkington, 1995; Collin Morikawa, 2020
  • Highest final-round score by winner: 76, Vijay Singh, 2004
  • Most sub-par rounds for tournament career: 53, Jack Nicklaus
  • Most rounds in 60s for career: 41, Jack Nicklaus
  • Most rounds of 65 or better for career: 4, Adam Scott

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