Lowest Scores for 54 Holes (3 Consecutive Rounds) in PGA Tour History

The all-time PGA Tour record we are looking at today is the lowest score for 54 holes, meaning three consecutive rounds. That could be the first three rounds of a 72-hole (four round) tournament, or the last three rounds of a tournament. (The middle three rounds of a five-round tournament would also be eligible, but none of those make the list below.)

The all-time lowest score for three consecutive rounds in a PGA Tour tournament is 187, and it was set in 2020.

The Record-Holder: Dustin Johnson, 187

At the 2020 Northern Trust, Dustin Johnson became the first golfer in the history of the PGA Tour to score 187 over three successive rounds. That 54-hole total happened in Rounds 2, 3 and 4 during an 11-stroke victory for Johnson. Johnson's winning total of 254 was the second-lowest 72-hole score in tour history.

For his 187, Johnson got rolling with a 60 in the second round of the Northern Trust. In the third round he scored 64, then added a 63 in the final round.

The record of 188 that Johnson broke had been set by Steve Stricker first in 2010 and matched by Justin Thomas in 2017. Speaking of which:

The List: Lowest Scores in 3 Consecutive PGA Tour Rounds

These are the lowest 54-hole scores in any PGA Tour event:
  • 187 — Dustin Johnson (60-64-63), TPC Boston (par 71), second through fourth rounds, 2020 Northern Trust (26-under)
  • 188 — Steve Stricker (60-66-62), TPC Deere Run (par 71), first through third rounds, 2010 John Deere Classic (25-under)
  • 188 — Justin Thomas (59-64-65), Waialae Country Club (par 70), first through third rounds, 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii (22-under)
  • 189 — Chandler Harper (63-63-63), Brackenridge Park GC (par 71), second through fourth rounds, 1954 Texas Open, (24-under)
  • 189 — John Cook (64-62-63), TPC Southwind (par 71), first through third rounds, 1996 FedEx St. Jude Classic, (24-under)
  • 189 — Mark Calcavecchia (65-60-64), TPC Scottsdale (par 71), first through third rounds, 2001 Phoenix Open, (24-under)
  • 189 — Tommy Armour III (64-62-63), The Resort at La Cantera (par 70), first through third rounds, 2003 Valero Texas Open, (21-under)
  • 189 — Phil Mickelson (60-65-64), TPC Scottsdale (par 71), first through third rounds, 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open, (24-under)
  • 189 — Patrick Reed (63-63-63), three courses (all par 72), first through third rounds, 2014 Humana Challenge (27-under)
Chandler Harper was the first golfer in PGA Tour history to break 190 for 54 holes, and he did it way back in 1954 at the Texas Open. His record wasn't matched until 1996, and not broken until 2010.

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