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Some of the records are relayed right here on this page, but when the name of the record appears as a link, click on that link for a more in-depth account of that record. PGA Tour Records: Scoring Lowest score, 72-hole stroke total Most strokes under par, 72 holes Lowest 18-hole score Lowest 9-hole score Lowest Vardon Trophy scoring averages Most consecutive birdies Highest score on a single hole Most Birdies, 72-Hole Tournament 32 - Mark Calcavecchia, 2001 Phoenix Open 32 - Paul Gow, 2001 B.C. Open 31 - John Huston, 1998 United Airlines Hawaiian Open 31 - Phil Mickelson, 2006 BellSouth Classic 31 - Steve Stricker, 2010 John Deere Classic Most Consecutive Birdies to WinThis record is for most consecutive birdies at the end of a tournament to win that event on the PGA Tour. 7 in a row - Kevin Streelman, 2014 Travelers Championship 6 - Mike Souchak, 1956 St. Paul Open 5 - Jack Nicklaus, 1978 Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic 5 - Tom Weiskopf, 1971 Kemper Open 5 - Russell Henley, 2013 Sony Open Fewest Strokes in Back-to-Back Rounds 122 strokes - Troy Matteson (61-61), Rounds 2-3, 2009 Frys.com Open 123 - Steve Stricker (61-62), Rounds 3-4, 2009 Bob Hope Classic 123 - Justin Thomas (59-64), Rounds 1-2, 2017 Sony Open 123 - Patrick Rodgers (61-62), Rounds 3-4, 2018 RSM Classic Fewest Strokes, First 54 Holes of Tournament 188 - Steve Stricker (60-66-62), 2010 John Deere Classic 188 - Justin Thomas (59-64-65), 2017 Sony Open 189 - John Cook (64-62-63), 1996 FedEx St. Jude Classic 189 - Mark Calcavecchia (65-60-64), 2001 Phoenix Open 189 - Tommy Armour III (64-62-63), 2003 Valero Texas Open 189 - Phil Mickelson (60-66-64), 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open 189 - Patrick Reed (63-63-63), 2014 Humana Challenge PGA Tour Records: Wins and Winning Most career wins Most wins in one year Longest winning streaks (most consecutive wins) Most wins after age 40 Largest margin of victory Largest comeback with 18 holes to play Left-handers with most PGA Tour wins Father-son winners Most Wins In the Same Tournament 8 wins - Sam Snead, Greater Greensboro Open: 1938, 1946, 1949-50, 1955-56, 1960, 1965 8 - Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer Invitational: 2000-2003, 2008-09, 2012-13 8 - Tiger Woods, WGC Bridgestone Invitational: 1999-2001, 2005-2007, 2009, 2013 7 - Tiger Woods, Farmers Insurance Open: 1999, 2003, 2005-08, 2013 7 - Tiger Woods, WGC American Express Championship/CA Championship/Cadillac Championship: 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005-07, 2013 Consecutive Wins In the Same TournamentThe record for most wins in a row in the same PGA Tour event is four, shared by these golfers: Young Tom Morris, British Open: 1868-70 (no event 1871), 1872 Walter Hagen, PGA Championship: 1924-1927 Gene Sarazen, Miami Open: 1926 (no event 1927), 1928-1930 Tiger Woods, Bay Hill Invitational: 2000-2003 Tiger Woods, Buick Invitational: 2005-2008 Most PGA Tour Wins By Golfer in His 20s Tiger Woods - 46 wins Jack Nicklaus - 30 wins Most Wins By Golfer in His 30sThis record is for the most wins on the PGA Tour by a golfer from age 30 through 39: Arnold Palmer - 44 wins Ben Hogan - 43 Jack Nicklaus - 38 Sam Snead - 37 Byron Nelson - 35 Billy Casper - 34 Tiger Woods - 33 Most Consecutive Years With a WinGolfers who won at least one PGA Tour event the most years in succession: 17 years: Jack Nicklaus, 1962-78 17 years: Arnold Palmer, 1955-71 16 years: Billy Casper, 1956-71 Longest Gap Between Wins 15 years, 6 months - Robert Gamez (March 25, 1990-September 25, 2005) 15 years, 5 months, 10 days - Butch Baird (May 7, 1961-October 17, 1976) Longest Gap Between 1st and Last PGA Tour Wins 28 years, 11 months, 20 days: Raymond Floyd (March 17, 1963-March 8, 1992) 28 years, 2 months, 17 days: Sam Snead (January 17, 1937-April 4, 1965) 23 years, 11 months, 24 days: Tom Watson (June 30, 1974-May 24, 1998) 23 years, 11 months, 5 days: Macdonald Smith (August 28, 1912-August 2, 1936) 23 years, 9 months, 27 days: Jack Nicklaus (June 17, 1962-April 13, 1986) Largest 54-Hole Lead LostThese are the largest leads with 18 holes to go by golfers who failed to win the tourney: 6 strokes - Bobby Cruickshank, 1928 Florida Open 6 - Gay Brewer, 1969 Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic 6 - Hal Sutton, 1983 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic 6 - Greg Norman, 1996 Masters 6 - Sergio Garcia, 2005 Wachovia Championship 6 - Spencer Levin, 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA Tour Records: Top 10s Most Top 10 Finishes In One YearThe record for most top-10 finishes in one season on the PGA Tour was set in 1945 by Harold "Jug" McSpaden. Jug McSpaden finished in the Top 10 31 times that year. Consecutive Top 10 FinishesThe recordholder for finishing in the Top 10 in the most consecutive tournaments is Byron Nelson - 65. Yes, Nelson placed in the Top 10 in 65 PGA Tour events in row, starting with the 1942 Texas Open and continuing until the 1946 New Orleans Open. Most Career Top 10 Finishes 358 - Sam Snead PGA Tour Records: Cuts Most consecutive cuts made Youngest to make the cut on PGA Tour Oldest to make the cut on PGA Tour Most Career Cuts MadeThis record is for the highest number of cuts made over the course of a career by golfers on the PGA Tour. 592 - Jay Haas 590 - Tom Kite 583 - Raymond Floyd 566 - Gene Littler 561 - Doug Ford 543 - Arnold Palmer PGA Tour Records: Money Most total/consecutive years leading the money list Most Career Top 10 Finishes on Money ListGolfers who finished in the Top 10 of the PGA Tour's money list the most total years: 18 Years - Jack Nicklaus 15 - Sam Snead 15 - Tiger Woods 14 - Phil Mickelson 13 - Arnold Palmer Consecutive Years in Top 10 of Money List 17 consecutive years - Jack Nicklaus, 1962-78 13 - Tiger Woods, 1997-2009 PGA Tour Records: Major Championships Most wins in majors Career grand slam winners Lowest 18-hole stroke total in a major Lowest total strokes in a major Most strokes under par in a major Youngest golfer to win a major Oldest golfer to win a major PGA Tour Records: Playoffs Longest sudden-death playoffs Most players in one sudden-death playoff Most Wins In Playoffs 14 playoff wins - Arnold Palmer (overall playoff record 14-10) 14 - Jack Nicklaus (14-10) 12 - Sam Snead (12-5) 11 - Tiger Woods (11-1) PGA Tour Records: Putting Fewest putts, 18 holes Fewest Putts, 9 Holes 6 putts - Stan Utley, front nine, second round, 2002 Air Canada Championship 7 putts - Bill Nary, back nine, third round, 1952 El Paso Open Fewest Putts, 72 HolesHere are the golfers with the fewest putts taken in a PGA Tour event over four rounds, 72 holes: 92 putts - David Frost, Harbour Town Golf Links, 2005 MCI Heritage 93 - Kenny Knox, Harbour Town Golf Links, 1989 MCI Heritage Classic 93 - Mark Calcavecchia, Forest Oaks Country Club, 2002 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic 93 - Brian Gay, TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral, 2013 WGC Cadillac Championship PGA Tour Records: Youngest and Oldest Youngest winners on the PGA Tour Oldest winners on the PGA Tour Youngest to make the cut on PGA Tour Oldest to make the cut on PGA Tour Youngest to play in a PGA Tour tournament Oldest to play in a PGA Tour tournament Youngest to win a major Oldest to win a major Youngest to make the cut in a major Oldest rookies Oldest First-Time Winner Jim Barnum - 51 years, 1 month and 5 days old at time of first win (1962 Cajun Classic) Oldest to Make the Cut in a MajorSam Snead is the recordholder here. He made the cut in the 1979 PGA Championship at the age of 67 years, 2 months, 7 days old. Snead finished 42nd in the tournament, shooting 73-71-71-73 for an 8-over total of 288. Oldest With a Top 10 Tournament FinishThe oldest golfer to finish in the Top 10 in a PGA Tour tournament is Sam Snead. Snead was 63 years, 3 months and 4 days of age when he finished tied for eighth place at the 1975 B.C. Open. Youngest to Shoot His Age on PGA TourSam Snead - Age 67 in 1979 when he posted a 67 in the second round of the Quad Cities Open. Two days later, in the final round, Snead shot 66. Watch Now: Will the Rules of Golf Get a Modern Makeover?