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Lowest Round in a Men's Golf Major

PGA Tour Records: Best 18-Hole Score in Major Championship


Johnny Miller first 63 in a major

Johnny Miller was the first golfer to shoot 63 in a major.

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The record for the lowest round ever shot in a men's major championship is 63. That score has been recorded in each of the four men's majors, and multiple times. Here are the golfers who share the record, listed by major and listed chronologically, from earlier to most-recent:


  • Nick Price, 1986, third round (9-under)
  • Greg Norman, 1996, first round (9-under)

U.S. Open

  • Johnny Miller, 1973 (Oakmont), final round (8-under)
  • Jack Nicklaus, 1980 (Baltusrol), first round (7-under)
  • Tom Weiskopf, 1980 (Baltusrol), first round (7-under)
  • Vijay Singh, 2003 (Olympia Fields), second round (7-under)

British Open

  • Mark Hayes, 1977 (Turnberry), second round (7-under)
  • Isao Aoki, 1980 (Muirfield), third round (8-under)
  • Greg Norman, 1986 (Turnberry), second round (7-under)
  • Paul Broadhurst, 1990 (St. Andrews), third round (9-under)
  • Jodie Mudd, 1991 (Birkdale), final round (7-under)
  • Nick Faldo, 1993 (St. George’s), second round (7-under)
  • Payne Stewart, 1993 (St. George’s), final round (7-under)
  • Rory McIlroy, 2010 (St. Andrews), first round (9-under)

PGA Championship

  • Bruce Crampton, 1975 (Firestone), second round (7-under)
  • Raymond Floyd, 1982 (Southern Hills), first round (7-under)
  • Gary Player, 1984 (Shoal Creek), second round (9-under)
  • Vijay Singh, 1993 (Inverness), second round (8-under)
  • Michael Bradley, 1995 (Riviera), first round (8-under)
  • Brad Faxon, 1995 (Riviera), final round (8-under)
  • Jose Maria Olazabal, 2000 (Valhalla), third round (9-under)
  • Mark O’Meara, 2001 (Atlanta AC), second round (7-under)
  • Thomas Bjorn, 2005 (Baltusrol), third round (7-under)
  • Tiger Woods, 2007 (Southern Hills), second round (7-under)
  • Steve Stricker, 2011 (Atlanta Athletic Club), first round (7-under)
  • Jason Dufner, 2013 (Oak Hill Country Club), second round (7-under)

Source: PGA Tour

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