Some PLAYERS Championship Records

Players Championship Records

A random selection of interesting Players Championship records:

Low 18 Hole Scores

  • 63 (9-under), Fred Couples, 1992, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round (30-33);Birdied 2, 4, 7, 8, eagled 9, birdied 10, 12, bogeyed 15, birdied 16, 18 (Finished T13)
  • 63 (9-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (33-30); Birdied 1, 2, 5, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 (Won)
  • 63 (9-under), Roberto Castro, 2013, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (32-31)

High 18-hole score:

  • 92 (20-over), Bob Murphy, 1979, Final round, Sawgrass CC
  • 91 (19-over), John Lister, 1977, 2nd round, Sawgrass CC

Low final-round score:

  • 64 (8-under), Fred Couples, 1996, TPC Sawgrass
  • 64 (8-under), Davis Love III, 2003, TPC Sawgrass
  • 65 (7-under), Jack Nicklaus, 1976, Inverrary
  • 65 (7-under), Isao Aoki, 1985, TPC Sawgrass
  • 65 (7-under), John Cook, 1991, TPC Sawgrass
  • 65 (7-under), Gil Morgan, 1993, TPC Sawgrass
  • 65 (7-under), Robert Allenby, 2003, TPC Sawgrass
  • 65 (7-under), Sergio Garcia, 2011, TPC Sawgrass

Low finish by winner:

  • 64, Davis Love III, 2003, TPC Sawgrass
  • 64, Fred Couples, 1996, TPC Sawgrass
  • 65, Jack Nicklaus, 1976, Inverrary

High finish by winner:

  • 75, Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC

Low 72 Hole Score

  • 264 (24-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (63-67-67-67)
  • 268 (20-under), Fuzzy Zoeller, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (66-67-68-67)

Holes-in-one (28 total; 24 at TPC Sawgrass):

  • 1976: Wally Armstrong, 6th hole, Inverrary, 2nd round
  • 1978: Grier Jones, 12th hole, Sawgrass CC, 2nd round; John Mahaffey, 15th hole, Sawgrass CC, Final round
  • 1981: Bill Kratzert, 6th hole, Sawgrass CC, 3rd round
  • 1986: Jim Gallagher, Jr., 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round; Brad Fabel, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
  • 1991: Brian Claar, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
  • 1992: Chip Beck, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
  • 1994: Russ Cochran, 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
  • 1994: Gary Hallberg, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
  • 1995: Phil Mickelson, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
  • 1996: Jay Don Blake, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
  • 1997: Mark Brooks, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Fred Couples, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
  • 1999: Bob Friend, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round; Joey Sindelar, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
  • 2000: Paul Azinger, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round; Ted Tryba, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round; Joe Ozaki, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
  • 2001: Chris DiMarco, 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
  • 2002: Miguel A. Jimenez, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round; Craig Stadler, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
  • 2004: Jose Maria Olazabal, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
  • 2006: Justin Leonard, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Jesper Parnevik, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Henrik Stenson, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round; Fred Couples, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round.
  • 2008: Robert Garrigus, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round.
  • 2016: Wil Wilcox, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round.
  • 2017 Sergio Garcia, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round

Double-eagles:

  • 2007: Hunter Mahan, 11th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round (Driver/5-iron from 227 yards)
  • 2007: Peter Lonard, 2nd hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round (Driver/5-iron from 229 yards)

Multiple winners:

  • Jack Nicklaus, 1974, 1976 and 1978
  • Steve Elkington, 1991 and 1997
  • Hal Sutton, 1983 and 2000
  • Fred Couples, 1984 and 1996
  • Davis Love III, 1992 and 2003

Best come-from-behind victories:

  • 6 strokes, Raymond Floyd, 1981, Sawgrass CC
  • 5 strokes, Justin Leonard, 1998, TPC Sawgrass
  • 5 strokes, Henrik Stenson, 2009, TPC Sawgrass

Wire-to-wire winners (no ties):

  • Al Geiberger, 1975, Colonial
  • Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass
  • Steve Elkington, 1997, TPC Sawgrass
  • Hal Sutton, 2000, TPC Sawgrass
  • Davis Love III, 1992 and 2003
  • Jason Day, 2016

Widest victory margin:

  • 7 strokes, Steve Elkington (over Scott Hoch), 1997
  • 6 strokes, Davis Love III (over Jay Haas, Padraig Harrington), 2003
  • 6 strokes, Stephen Ames (over Retief Goosen), 2006

Players Championship Records via: PGA TOUR

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1 thought on “Some PLAYERS Championship Records”

  1. I remember watching a lot of Greg Norman’s 1994 victory. He was on fire for those 4 days and took the course apart.

    I think his 24 under par will stay there for a little while yet.

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