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PGA Tour Scoring Record - Most Strokes Under Par over 72 Holes

Lowest Score in Relation to Par, 72 Holes


LA QUINTA, CA - JANUARY 25: Steve Stricker hits a tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at the Palmer Course at PGA West on January 25, 2009 in La Quinta, California.
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Most PGA Tour tournaments are scheduled for 72 holes; a few over the years have been 90-holers. The scores below are the lowest in a 72-hole tournament, or over the first four rounds of a 90-hole event:

• *Steve Stricker, 2009 Bob Hope Classic, 255 total, par-72

• Ernie Els, 2003 Mercedes Championship, 261 total, par-73

• *Pat Perez, 2009 Bob Hope Classic, 258 total, par-72

• Joe Durant*, 2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, 259, par-72
• Tim Herron*, 2003 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, 259, par-72

• John Huston, 1998 United Airlines Hawaiian Open, 260, par-72
• Mark Calcavecchia, 2001 Phoenix Open, 256, par-71
• Stuart Appleby*, 2003 Las Vegas Invitational, 259
• Phil Mickelson, 2006 BellSouth Classic, 260, par-72
• Phil Mickelson, 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open, 256, par-71
• Patrick Reed, 2014 Humana Challenge, 260, par-72

(*First four rounds of 5-round tournament)

Pity poor Steve Stricker. He's the recordholder and didn't even win the tournament - in the fifth round of the 2009 Bob Hope Classic, Stricker was overtaken by Pat Perez, who is third on the list above.

Note that if we only consider 72-hole tournaments, Els is the recordholder. However, the PGA Tour recognizes Stricker and the other scores posted over four consecutive rounds in the same tournament.

Source: PGA Tour

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