US Open Scoring Records As of 2013

There’s been a lot of discussion about whether scoring records will fall at the US Open at Merion this year. Here are the records as they stand today. Which, if any, do you expect to fall?

Lowest Score For 72 Holes

  • 268 – Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69), 2011

  • 272 – Jack Nicklaus (63-71-70-68), 1980

  • 272 – Lee Janzen (67-67-69-69), 1993

  • 272 – Tiger Woods (65-69-71-67), 2000

  • 272 — Jim Furyk (67-66-67-72), 2003

  • 273 – David Graham (68-68-70-67), 1981

    Lowest Score In Relation To Par After 72 Holes

  • 16-under – Rory McIlroy, 2011
  • 12-under – Tiger Woods, 2011

    Lowest Score For 18 Holes

  • 63 (8 under) – Johnny Miller, final round, 1973
  • 63 (7 under) – Jack Nicklaus, first round, 1980
  • 63 (7 under) – Tom Weiskopf, first round, 1980
  • 63 (7 under) — Vijay Singh, second round, 2003

    Lowest Score, 9 Holes

  • 29 – Neal Lancaster (fourth round, second nine), 1995
  • 29 – Neal Lancaster second round, second nine), 1996
  • 29 — Vijay Singh (second round, second nine), 2003

    Most Stokes Under Par At Any Point

  • 17 – Rory McIlroy (final round), 2011 (finished 16-under)

    All Four Rounds Under Par

  • Lee Trevino, 1968 (69–68–69–69, par 70)
  • Tony Jacklin, 1970 (71-70-70-70, par 72)
  • Lee Janzen, 1993 (67-67-69-69, par 70)
  • Curtis Strange*, 1994 (70-70-70-70, par 71)
  • Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69, par 71) and Robert Garrigus* (70-70-68-70), 2011
    * Did not win

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