Who Holds the Lowest Score at the Top Golf Courses in the World? [Infographic]

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A recent tournament at Pebble Beach saw Texas Tech University golfer Hurly Long set a course record of 61.
His win got us thinking about the lowest scores to be shot on the PGA Tour and at some of its famed courses.

  • TPC River Highlands Golf Club – Jim Furyk not only holds the course record, but his score of 58 was the lowest PGA Tour score recorded in the competition’s history.
  • Conway Farms Golf Club – Furyk nearly broke his own record of 58, but he came up just short when he shot a 59.
  • Augusta – Greg Norman (1996) and Nick Price (1986) co-own the lowest score (63) to be shot at. Neither of the two stars ever won the Masters, however.
  • Scotland’s St. Andrews – Six players hold the course record of 62. Victor Dubuisson, George Coetzee, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen and Tyrrell Hatton have all recorded the low score.
  • Pennsylvania’s Oakmont Country Club – in 1973, Johnny Miller shot a course record 63.
  • Pebble Beach – Before Hurly Long’s 61, the PGA Tour’s Tom Kite and David Duval shot 62 in 1983 and 1997, respectively.
  • Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits – played host to the 2010 PGA Championship, and W.C. Liang’s 64 low score.
  • Pinehurst – has seen three golfers shoot a 62. Tom Watson and Gibby Gilbert both did it in 1973. Hale Irwin equaled the feat four years later.
  • Sawgrass – Fred Couples (1992) and Greg Norman (1994) shot scores of 63 at.
  • Pine Valley – has had two players score 64. Robert C. Lewis Jr. and Mike McCoy putted their way to the course record in 1981 and 2012, respectively.

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1 comment

  1. I am from Philadelphia Pa and played Pine Valley in 1964 and 1965 while in college.
    At that time the Pine Valley course record was held by George Rowbottom.
    His attested scorecard for 64 strokes was hanging in the locker area.
    His name later appeared in print (in Golf Digest or Golf Magazine) in the late 80’s as he defended the quirky designs of a few holes at the Disney courses in Orlando, Florida. He felt that sand traps shaped like Mickey’s ears and the shark’s mouth were a welcome sight at a resort course.

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