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 19, and that record was set in 2019, breaking a mark that had stood since 2001.

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: Viktor Hovland

Hovland was a 22-year-old PGA Tour rookie in 2019 when he broke the previous record set by Bob Estes in 2001. Estes' record was 17 rounds in a row scoring in the 60s. Hovland's new record is 19 in a row.

Hovland’s streak started with a 64 in the final round of the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic. The he scored in the 60s all four rounds of the 3M Open, John Deere Classic, Wyndham Championship and A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.

He then tied Estes' streak of 17 with a 69 in the first round of 2019 CJ Cup in Korea, and broke the record with another 69 in the second round. Hovland's streak ended when he shot 74 in the third round.

Hovland's best score during the streak was 64, which he achieved several times. His best finish during the streak was fourth at the 2019 Wyndham Championship, where he recorded four scores of 66 or lower.

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

Only four golfers are on record with streaks of 15 or more rounds in a row in the 60s on the PGA Tour:
  • Viktor Hovland, 19 consecutive round in the 60s
  • Bob Estes, 17
  • Tony Finau, 16
  • Charles Howell III, 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 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 rounds in a row 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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