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. One golfer holds 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 Troy Matteson did in the 2009 Frys.com Open. In Matteson's case, it was the second and third rounds.

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.

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), Grayhawk Golf Club (par 70), second and third rounds, 2009 Frys.com Open (18-under)
  • Steve Stricker (61-62) two courses (both par 72), third and fourth rounds, 2009 Bob Hope Classic (21-under)
  • Justin Thomas (59-64), Waialae Country Club (par 70), first and second rounds, 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii (17-under)
  • Patrick Rodgers (61-62), Seaside Course (par 70), third and fourth rounds, 2018 RSM Classic (17-under)
  • Mark Calcavecchia (60-64), TPC Scottsdale (par 71), second and third rounds, 2001 Phoenix Open, (18-under)
  • Pat Perez (61-63), two courses (both par 72), first and second rounds, 2009 Bob Hope Classic, (20-under)
  • Stuart Appleby (65-59), The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC) (par 70), third and fourth rounds, 2010 Greenbrier Classic (16-under)
  • David Toms (62-62), Colonial Country Club (par 70), first and second rounds, 2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (16-under)
  • Jason Day (61-63), Conway Farms Golf Club (par 71), first and second rounds, 2015 BMW Championship (18-under)
  • Si Woo Kim (60-64), Sedgefield Country Club (par 70), second and third rounds, 2016 Wyndham Championship (16-under)
  • Tommy Fleetwood (62-62), Aronimink Golf Club (par 70), second and third rounds, 2018 BMW Championship (16-under)
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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