Activities Sports & Athletics Lowest PGA Tour Scoring Averages Ever PGA Tour Records: Best Scoring Averages Share PINTEREST Email Print Tiger Woods dominates the list of best scoring averages in PGA Tour history. Paul Mounce / Corbis via Getty Images Sports & Athletics Golf Golf Tournaments Basics History Gear Golf Courses Famous Golfers Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. our editorial process Brent Kelley Updated August 04, 2019 Below are the PGA Tour records for lowest scoring averages in tour history — lowest actual scoring averages, and lowest adjusted scoring averages. In each case, the record-holder is Tiger Woods. What's the difference between the two stats? That's explained in more detail below, but the short version is this: Adjusted scoring average is a statistic created by the tour to take into account the difficulty of the golf courses being played. For both actual scoring average and adjusted scoring average we've listed the 10 best averages of all-time on the PGA Tour. Lowest Actual PGA Tour Scoring Averages All of the lowest actual PGA Tour scoring averages have been recorded since the year 2000 ... except for one that goes all the way back to 1945. 68.17 — Tiger Woods, 2000 68.34 — Byron Nelson, 1945 68.54 — Dustin Johnson, 2018 68.84 — Tiger Woods, 2009 68.87 — Tiger Woods, 2001 68.89 — Jason Day, 2015 68.94 — Jordan Spieth, 2017 69.00 — Tiger Woods, 2002 69.03 — Davis Love III, 2001 69.10 — Tiger Woods, 2007 (Actual scoring average, sometimes referred to as the golfer's "non-adjusted" average, is exactly what it sounds like. A golfer's total number of strokes played over the course of the full PGA Tour season is divided by his number of rounds played, producing his actual, 18-hole scoring average.) Nelson's average in 1945 was achieved the year he won 18 tournaments total and had a winning streak of 11 in a row. His scoring average is sometimes left out of compilations such as these because the Vardon Trophy was not awarded during the World War II years. The Vardon Trophy is the annual award given by the PGA of America for lowest season scoring average. While the award wasn't handed out in 1945, Nelson's scoring average was, in fact, computed, so we've included it on the list above. Lowest Adjusted PGA Tour Scoring Averages (Note: Adjusted averages have only been calculated since 1988) 67.79 — Tiger Woods, 2000 67.79 — Tiger Woods, 2007 68.05 — Tiger Woods, 2009 68.41 — Tiger Woods, 2003 68.43 — Tiger Woods, 1999 68.56 — Tiger Woods, 2002 68.65 — Vijay Singh, 2003 68.66 — Tiger Woods, 2005 68.70 — Dustin Johnson, 2018 68.81 — Greg Norman, 1994 68.81 — Tiger Woods, 2001 The PGA Tour statistic known as "adjusted scoring average" is a method of calculating scoring average that takes the stroke average of the entire field into account. If a golfer plays lots of "tough" tournaments — ones with higher scoring by the field — his actual scoring average will receive a downward adjustment; and if he plays lots of "easy" tournaments according to field scoring average, his actual average will be adjusted upward. This is a way of talking the quality of the tournament and difficulty of the golf course into account. Adjusted scoring average is the metric used in awarding the Vardon Trophy, and also in awarding the PGA Tour's own Byron Nelson Award.