Tiger Woods' Worst Scores on the PGA Tour as a Pro

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What's the worst score Tiger Woods has ever had on the PGA Tour since turning pro? That depends on what category of score you're talking about — 18 holes, 72 holes or 72 holes in relation to par. But that's OK, because we cover all three categories below.

Most of the scores that qualify as "worst scores" for Woods have happened since his injury problems really began to affect his career around 2010. But a few of the scores below do pre-date that. Another thing to notice about the following lists of Tiger's worst scores is that many of them happened on very tough golf courses in very tough tournaments — not all of his worst scores resulted in poor finishes (for one of them, he even finished in the Top 10!).

Also note that we are only looking at Woods' worst scores on the PGA Tour, and since turning pro in mid-1996. (If you want to see how Woods scored in PGA Tour events before turning pro, see Tiger Woods' PGA Tour finishes as an amateur.)

Woods' Highest 72-Hole Stroke Totals

Let's start with Woods' worst 72-hole total in PGA Tour events. These are events where he made the cut and completed the tournament. Listed for each are the round-by-round scores, how much over-par that was, and his tournament finish.
  • 302 — 2015 Memorial (73-70-85-74), 14-over, 71st
  • 301 — 2022 Masters (71-74-78-78), 13-over, 47th
  • 298 — 2010 WGC Bridgestone Invitational (74-72-75-77), 18-over, 78th
  • 296 — 2013 Memorial (71-74-79-72), 8-over, 65th
  • 295 — 2020 Genesis Invitational (69-73-76-77), 11-over, 68th
  • 294 — 1999 British Open (74-72-74-74), 10-over, seventh
  • 294 — 2014 British Open (69-77-73-75), 6-over, 69th
  • 294 — 2020 Memorial (71-76-71-76), 6-over, 40th

Woods' Worst 18-Hole Scores on the PGA Tour

These are Tiger's highest scores in a single round since joining the PGA Tour:
  • 85 — 2015 Memorial, third round (71st)
  • 82 — 2015 Phoenix Open, second round (missed cut)
  • 81 — 2002 British Open, third round (28th)
  • 80 — 2015 U.S. Open, first round (missed cut)
  • 79 — 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, third round (80th)
  • 79 — 2013 Memorial, third round (65th)
  • 79 — 2010 Quail Hollow Championship, second round (missed cut)
  • 79 — 2022 PGA Championship, third round (withdrew)
  • 78 — 2019 British Open, first round (missed cut)
  • 78 — 2018 U.S. Open, first round (missed cut)
  • 78 — 2014 WGC Cadillac Championship, final round (25th)
  • 78 — 1996 Tour Championship, second round (21st)
  • 78 — 1999 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, third round (53rd)
  • 78 — 2022 Masters, third round (47th)
  • 78 — 2022 Masters, fourth round (47th)

Most Strokes Over Par for Tournament

These are Woods' worst tournament finishes in relation to par — most strokes over par — since joining the PGA Tour. Several of these are majors; in three of those, he still finished in the Top 20, and this is where you'll again find that Top 10 finish mentioned earlier.
  • 18-over — 2010 WGC Bridgestone Invitational (74-72-75-77), 78th
  • 14-over — 2015 Memorial (73-70-85-74), 71st
  • 13-over — 2013 U.S. Open (73-70-76-74), 32nd
  • 13-over — 2022 Masters (71-74-78-78), 47th
  • 12-over — 2003 PGA Championship (74-72-73-73), 39th
  • 10-over — 2004 U.S. Open (72-69-73-76), 17th
  • 10-over — 1999 British Open (74-72-74-74), seventh
  • 10-over — 1998 U.S. Open (74-72-71-73), 18th

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