18-Hole Scoring Record on the PGA Tour

What are the lowest scores for a single, 18-hole round in the history of the PGA Tour? The current 18-hole scoring record is 58, and only one golfer so far has posted that score for an official PGA Tour round. There have also been 11 59s on the PGA Tour, for a total of 12 sub-60 scores.

The PGA Tour traces it origin to 1916, and it took until 1977 before any golfer broke 60. It was 14 years after that first 59 until the next. But since 2010 the pace has picked up, as the list below shows.

The PGA Tour Scoring Record: 58 by Jim Furyk

The first, and so far only, round of 58 in a PGA Tour tournament was scored by Jim Furyk at the 2016 Travelers Championship. It happened on August 7, 2016, on the TPC River Highlands course in Connecticut. On that par-70 layout, Furyk — who had previously scored 59 in a PGA Tour round — had a front nine of 27 followed by a back nine of 31 in tournament's final round.

His 58 was 12-under-par at TPC River Highlands. Furyk began the final round well off the lead, but finished it in a tie for fifth place. Furyk had 10 birdies and an eagle during the round, plus seven pars. And he actually had a putt for 57 on the final green, but missed.

Furyk is the only golfer whose name appears twice on the following list. He is the only golfer so far with two rounds under 60 on the PGA Tour.

The List: All PGA Tour Rounds in the 50s

Rounds of 58

  • Jim Furyk, 2016 Travelers Championship, fourth round (27-31), 12-under

Rounds of 59

  • Cameron Young, 2024 Travelers Championship, third round (28-31), 11-under
  • Scottie Scheffler, 2020 Northern Trust, second round (30-29), 12-under
  • Kevin Chappell, 2020 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, second round (31-28), 11-under
  • Brandt Snedeker, 2018 Wyndham Championship, first round (27-32), 11-under
  • Adam Hadwin, 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge, third round (29-30), 13-under
  • Justin Thomas, 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii, first round (30-29), 11-under
  • Jim Furyk, 2013 BMW Championship, second round (31-28), 12-under
  • Stuart Appleby, 2010 The Greenbrier Classic, fourth round (28-31), 11-under
  • Paul Goydos, 2010 John Deere Classic, first round (31-28), 12-under
  • David Duval, 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, fifth round (31-28), 13-under
  • Chip Beck, 1991 Las Vegas Invitational, third round (30-29), 13-under
  • Al Geiberger, 1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, second round (29-30), 13-under
Note that four of the sub-60 scores were recorded on par-72 golf courses, including the first three: Geiberger in 1977, Beck in 1991, Duval in 1999 and Hadwin in 2017. Four were shot on par-71 courses, and five on par-70 courses.

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Did Any of the Sub-60 Scorers Win the Tournament?

Yes, five of the golfers on the list above won the tournament in which they scored 59. Furyk, the only 58-shooter so far, tied for fifth place in his tournament.

But the first 59-shooter, Al Geiberger, won his tournament, the 1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic. David Duval, shot 59 in the fifth round (yes, the fifth) of the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic to win. Appleby, Thomas and Snedeker also won the tournaments in which they carded 59s.

Everyone else on the list finished inside the Top 5, with one exception. The worst finish by a 59-shooter on the PGA Tour is tied for 47th place. That's where Kevin Chappell finished after scoring 59 in the second round of the 2020 Greenbrier tournament. But Chappell did tie another PGA Tour record by making nine consecutive birdies at one point during his round.

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