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Golfers Shooting 60 on the PGA Tour

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Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson has two rounds of 60 on the PGA Tour.

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Question: Golfers Shooting 60 on the PGA Tour
Rounds of 59 are extremely rare in golf. But what about rounds of 60? How rare are those?
Answer: A score of 60 has been posted in official PGA Tour tournament play 29 times, by 27 different golfers, the first time occuring in 1951. Here is the list of 60s on the PGA Tour:

  • Al Brosch, Brackenridge Park GC, third round, 1951 Texas Open
  • Bill Nary, El Paso CC, third round, 1952 El Paso Open
  • Ted Kroll (30-30), Brackenridge Park GC, third round, 1954 Texas Open
  • Wally Ulrich (29-31), Cavalier Yacht & CC, second round, 1954 Virginia Beach Open
  • Tommy Bolt (30-30), Wethersfield CC, second round, 1954 Insurance City Open
  • Mike Souchak (27-33), Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX, first round, 1955 Texas Open
  • Sam Snead, Glen Lakes CC, second round, 1957 Dallas Open
  • David Frost (29-31), Randolph Park GC, second round, 1990 Northern Telecom Tucson Open
  • Davis Love III (31-29), Waialae CC, second round, 1994 United Airlines Hawaiian Open
  • Grant Waite (31-29), TPC Scottsdale, final round, 1996 Phoenix Open
  • Steve Lowery (29-31), Callaway Gardens (Mountain View Course), final round, 1997 Buick Challenge
  • Tommy Armour III (30-30), Las Vegas CC, second round, 1999 Las Vegas Invitational
  • Mark Calcavecchia (29-31), TPC Scottsdale, second round, 2001 Phoenix Open
  • Robert Gamez (27-33), Indian Wells CC, third round, 2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
  • Bart Bryant (29-31), The Resort Course at LaCantera, third round, 2004 Valero Texas Open
  • Phil Mickelson (29-31), TPC Scottsdale, second round, 2005 FBR Open
  • Pat Perez (30-30), Palmer Course at PGA West, first round, 2006 Bob Hope Chrysler Championship
  • Arron Oberholser (30-30), Cottonwood Valley Course, second round, 2006 EDS Byron Nelson Championship
  • Justin Rose (29-31), Palm Course, first round, 2006 Funai Classic at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Zach Johnson (31-29), East Lake Golf Club, third round, 2007 Tour Championship
  • Zach Johnson (30-30), La Cantera Golf Club (Resort Course), third round, 2009 Valero Texas Open
  • Steve Stricker (30-30), TPC Deere Run, first round, 2010 John Deere Classic
  • Carl Pettersen (31-29), St. George's Golf and Country Club, third round, 2010 RBC Canadian Open
  • J.B. Holmes (30-30), The Old White Course, third round, 2010 Greenbrier Classic
  • Patrick Cantlay (30-30), TPC River Highlands, second round, 2011 Travelers Championship
  • Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey (31-29), Sea Island (Seaside Coure), fourth round, 2012 McGladrey Classic
  • Phil Mickelson (29-31), TPC Scottsdale, first round, 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open
  • Keegan Bradley (29-31), TPC Four Seasons Resort, first round, 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship
  • J.J. Henry (32-28), TPC Summerlin, first round, 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Note: So far, Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson are the only golfers to post two rounds of 60 in official PGA Tour play. And Cantlay recorded his round of 60 as a 19-year-old amateur.

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