Lowest Score in Back-to-Back Rounds on the PGA Tour

Which golfers have used the fewest strokes in back-to-back rounds of a PGA Tour tournament? We're about to find out. Two golfers share the record, but many others are very close behind.

This record applies to the combined score for consecutive rounds in a PGA Tour event. Those can be any two rounds — the first and second rounds, the second and third rounds, or the third and fourth rounds.

The All-Time Record for Back-to-Back Rounds is 122

On the PGA Tour, no golfer has ever gone lower over two consecutive rounds than 122 strokes. Troy Matteson scored 122 first in the 2009 Frys.com Open over the second and third rounds. Ludvig Aberg was the second golfer to do it, over the third and fourth rounds of the 2023 RSM Classic

Matteson carded a 61 in Round 2, then added another 61 in the third round. That was 9-under both rounds, an 18-under, two-round total of 122. Matteson opened the tournament with a 72 and closed with a 68, finishing at 18-under — he achieved his entire under-par score in those middle two rounds. But Matteson had to go to a playoff to win the tournament, beating Jamie Lovemark and Rickie Fowler on the second extra hole.

Aberg opened the 2023 RSM Classic with scores of 67-64. Then he scored 61 in both the third and fourth rounds. On a par-70 course, that was 18-under for those two rounds. Like Matteson, Aberg won the tournament.

List: Best Scores Ever in Consecutive Rounds on the PGA Tour

These are the golfers with the all-time best scores in back-to-back PGA Tour tournaments rounds:


  • Troy Matteson (61-61), second and third rounds, 2009 Frys.com Open
  • Ludvig Aberg (61-61), third and fourth rounds, 2023 RSM Classic
  • Steve Stricker (61-62), third and fourth rounds, 2009 Bob Hope Classic
  • Justin Thomas (59-64), first and second rounds, 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii
  • Patrick Rodgers (61-62), third and fourth rounds, 2018 RSM Classic
  • Kevin Na (62-61), 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
  • Matt Jones (62-61), third and fourth rounds, 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions
  • Mackenzie Hughes (60-63), third and fourth rounds, 2023 RSM Classic
  • Mark Calcavecchia (60-64), second and third rounds, 2001 Phoenix Open
  • Pat Perez (61-63), first and second rounds, 2009 Bob Hope Classic
  • Stuart Appleby (65-59), third and fourth rounds, 2010 Greenbrier Classic
  • David Toms (62-62), first and second rounds, 2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
  • Jason Day (61-63), first and second rounds, 2015 BMW Championship
  • Si Woo Kim (60-64), second and third rounds, 2016 Wyndham Championship
  • Tommy Fleetwood (62-62), second and third rounds, 2018 BMW Championship
  • Jim Herman (61-63), third and fourth rounds, 2020 Wyndham Championship
  • Dustin Johnson (60-64), second and third rounds, 2020 Northern Trust
It should be no surprise to anyone that all of the golfers listed achieved their scores in the 2000s, and many of those since the mid-2010s. It seems like more PGA Tour golfers are carding more very low scores all the time.

By comparison, the first back-to-back total of 125 was achieved by Gay Brewer when he shot 64-61 in the second and third rounds, respectively, of the 1967 Pensacola Open. It took 11 years for anyone to match that and 34 years for anyone to beat it.

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