PGA Tour Record: Consecutive Rounds in the 60s

What is the longest streak of scores in the 60s — the most consecutive sub-70 rounds — in PGA Tour history? The record is 21. You might guess that Tiger Woods holds this record. But you'd be wrong. (Although Tiger does hold the tour's record for most consecutive rounds at par or better with a whopping 52, set in 2000-01.)

The Record-Holder: Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Cantlay's streak of 21 consecutive rounds in the 60s began in the second round of the 2021 FedEx St. Jude Invitational and didn't end until the following season, in the second round of the 2022 The American Express. In-between, Cantlay played the 2021 Northern Trust, BMW Championship and Tour Championship completely in the 60s, and opened the 2022 campaign with another all-60s tournament at the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Championship.

The streak started with a 67 in Round 2 at the 2021 St. Jude. He finished tied for 23rd that week, then improved to 11th with four rounds in the 60s at the Northern Trust.

Cantlay won the follow two weeks with eight more sub-70 scores, first at the BMW Championship, then at the Tour Championship.

As 2022 began, he finished fourth with four scores in the 60s at the Tournament of Champions. Cantlay opened The American Express with a 62, his low score of the streak. Then it finally ended with a 72 in Round 3 of the Amex.

The List: Longest Streaks of Consecutive Rounds in the 60s on PGA Tour

Only seven golfers are on record with streaks of 15 or more rounds in a row in the 60s on the PGA Tour:
  • Patrick Cantlay, 21 consecutive round in the 60s
  • Viktor Hovland, 19
  • Bob Estes, 17
  • Taylor Montgomery, 17
  • Tony Finau, 16
  • Charles Howell III, 16
  • Tony Finau, 16
No PGA Tour golfer is at 15 in a row, but the group at 14 in a row includes Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, as well as Chris DiMarco, Scott Hoch, Luke List, Alex Noren and Johnson Wagner.

Something to keep in mind about this record: The PGA Tour has only been tracking this stat since 1983. So it's conceivable that someone prior to 1983 had a longer streak of rounds in the 60s.

How likely is that, though? Probably not very. The farther back you go in golf history, the fewer rounds of 60 were being shot by anyone. Consider Byron Nelson's phenomenal 1945 season, when he won 18 tournaments including 11 in a row. Nelson's scoring average that year was below 69 and he set a scoring record not bettered until decades later by Tiger Woods.

But the most successive rounds in the 60s by Nelson that year was 12; he had a second streak of 11 in a row. Very impressive, but not enough to make the list above.

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