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And that makes the occasional poor score by Woods remarkable, too. Here we take a look Woods' PGA Tour tournament scores and his major championship scores, both for 18 holes and for 72 holes, and run down the best and worst of them.. Tiger Woods' Best PGA Tour Scores Lowest 18-Hole ScoresWhat are Tiger Woods' best scores over 18 holes in a PGA Tour event? Woods has posted nine rounds of 62 or better on the PGA Tour. Here are those low rounds: 61 — 1999 Byron Nelson Classic, first round 61 — 2000 WGC-NEC Invitational, second round 61 — 2005 Buick Open, second round 61 — 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational, second round 62 — 1999 Buick Invitational, third round 62 — 1999 WGC-NEC Invitational, third round 62 — 2009 BMW Championship, third round 62 — 2012 Honda Classic, fourth round 62 — 2018 BMW Championship, first round It might be surprising to some reading this that Woods hasn't had more scores of 62 and lower. Keep in mind that throughout his career Woods has played a shorter schedule than most other PGA Tour members, and generally plays in only the highest-level (meaning, generally, tougher) tournaments. Low Rounds in MajorsIn major championships, Woods has gotten as low as 64 twice: 63 — 2007 PGA Championship, second round 64 — 1997 British Open, third round 64 — 2018 PGA Championship, fourth round Lowest 72-Hole Scores on PGA TourWhat about Woods' tournament totals? Here are his lowest stroke totals in 72-hole PGA Tour tournaments: 257 — 2002 Tour Championship (23-under) 259 — 2000 WGC NEC Invitational (21-under) 261 — 2006 WGC American Express Championship (23-under) 261 — 2019 Zozo Championship (19-under) 262 — 2007 BMW Championship (22-under) 263 — 1997 GTE Byron Nelson Classic (17-under) 263 — 2002 WGC American Express Championship (25-under) Lowest 72-Hole Scores in MajorsAnd here are Woods' lowest 72-hole stroke totals in major championships: 266 — 2018 PGA Championship 269 — 2000 British Open (19-under) 270 — 1997 Masters (18-under) 270 — 2000 PGA Championship (18-under) 270 — 2006 British Open (18-under) 270 — 2006 PGA Championship (18-under) Tiger Woods' Worst PGA Tour Scores Now let's look at the opposite end of the spectrum - the worst, highest scores Woods has posted on the PGA Tour and in majors. Highest Scores for One RoundEighteen times in his pro career Woods has posted a score of 77 or higher in PGA Tour events. Here are Woods' highest scores for one round of golf, in PGA Tour events, as a pro: 85 — 2015 Memorial, third round 82 — 2015 Phoenix Open, second round 81 — 2002 British Open, third round 80 — 2015 U.S. Open, first round 79 — 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, third round 79 — 2013 Memorial, third round 79 — 2010 Quail Hollow Championship, second round 78 — 2019 British Open, first round 78 — 2018 U.S. Open, first round 78 — 2014 WGC Cadillac Championship, final round 78 — 1996 Tour Championship, second round 78 — 1999 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, third round 77 — 1997 Las Vegas Invitational, third round 77 — 1998 Bay Hill Invitational, final round 77 — 1998 Buick Open, third round 77 — 2002 Buick Invitational, second round 77 — 2010 WGC Bridgestone Invitational, final round 77 — 2011 PGA Championship, first round 77 — 2014 British Open, second round Most Strokes Over Par for TournamentWhat about Woods' worst tournament finishes in relation to par as a pro on the PGA Tour? Seven times in his pro career Woods has completed a 72-hole PGA Tour event at 10-over par or higher. Those tournaments are: 18-over — 2010 WGC Bridgestone Invitational (74-72-75-77) 14-over — 2015 Memorial (73-70-85-74) 13-over — 2013 U.S. Open (73-70-76-74) 12-over — 2003 PGA Championship (74-72-73-73) 10-over — 2004 U.S. Open (72-69-73-76) 10-over — 1999 British Open (74-72-74-74) 10-over — 1998 U.S. Open (74-72-71-73) Note that five of the tournaments on the above list are majors and Woods' scores weren't necessarily bad; at the 1999 British Open, for example, Woods' 10-over score was good for a Top 10 finish. However, Woods' 18-over at the 2010 Bridgestone put him in next-to-last place. (For more of Woods' worst rounds, check out Tiger Woods' missed cuts.) Tiger Woods' Lowest Round Ever We know from the statistics above that Woods' best round ever on the PGA Tour is 61, which he has accomplished several times. But has he ever gone lower than that? Has Woods ever shot 59? The answer is yes, but it didn't happen in an official tournament round. In early April of 1997, in preparation for the coming Masters Tournament, Woods and Mark O'Meara played a practice round together at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Florida. That was Woods' home course. And Woods carded a 59 that day, 13-under par on the Isleworth course. He scored 32 on the front nine and 27 on the back nine. That is the only round of 59 in Tiger's career. But Woods told reporters at a news conference once that what happened the next day was even better: "We (Woods and O'Meara) played nine holes, and I was 5‑under through nine, and then parred 10 and made a hole‑in‑one at 11. He just drove his cart home. That's actually a better story. He didn't say a word to me." Woods won that 1997 Masters in record-setting fashion. And O'Meara won the Masters in 1998.