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Friday, 19 March 2010

First played:
1934
 
Most wins:
Jack Nicklaus, 6 - 1963, 65, 66, 72, 75, 86

Consecutive wins:
Jack Nicklaus, 1965-66,
Nick Faldo, 1989-90
Tiger Woods 2001-02

Youngest winner:
Tiger Woods, 21 and 104 days, 1997

Oldest winner:
Jack Nicklaus, 46 and 82 days 1986

Lowest 9 hole score: 29 (-7)
Mark Calcavecchia, 1992,
David Toms, 1998

Lowest 18 hole score: 63 (-9)
Nick Price, 1986,
Greg Norman, 1996

Lowest 1st  18 hole score: 63 (-9)
Greg Norman, 1996

Lowest 1st 36 hole score: 131 (-13)
Raymond Floyd, 1976

Lowest middle 36 hole score: 131 (-13)
Tiger Woods, 1997, 05

Lowest final 36 hole score: 131 (-13)
Johnny Miller, 1975

Lowest 1st 54 hole score: 201 (-15)
Raymond Floyd, 1976,
Tiger Woods, 1997

Lowest final 54 hole score: 200 (-16)
Tiger Woods, 1997 

Lowest 72 hole score: 270 (-18)
Tiger Woods, 1997

Highest winning score: 289 (+1)
Sam Snead, 1964,
Jack Burke, 1956,
Zach Johnson, 2007

Lowest 72 hole score by a European Tour Member:
275 (-13) Seve Ballesteros, 1980
 
Lowest score by a non-winner:
274 (-14), David Duval, 2001

Average winning score since 1934:
280 (-8)

Wire-to-wire-winners (no ties):
Craig Wood, 1941,
Arnold Palmer, 1960,
Jack Nicklaus, 1972,
Raymond Floyd, 1976

Largest 18 hole lead:
5 shots, Craig Wood, 1941

Largest 36 hole lead: 5 shots
Herman Keiser, 1946,
Jack Nicklaus, 1975,
Raymond Floyd 1976

Largest 54 hole lead: 9 shots,
Tiger Woods, 1997

Largest winning margin: 12 shots,
Tiger Woods, 1997

Biggest final round comeback by a winner:
8 shots, Jackie Burke, 1956

Low final round by a winner: 
64 (-8), Gary Player, 1978

Largest final round lead lost:
6 shots, Greg Norman, 1996

Play-offs: 
Gene Sarazen beat Craig Wood, 1935
Byron Nelson beat Ben Hogan, 1942
Sam Snead beat Ben Hogan, 1954
Arnold Palmer beat Gary Player and Dow Finsterwald, 1962
Jack Nicklaus beat Tommy Jacobs and Gay Brewer, 1966
Billy Casper beat Gene Littler, 1970
Fuzzy Zoeller beat Ed Sneed and Tom Watson, 1979
Craig Stadler beat Dan Pohl, 1982
Larry Mize beat Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman, 1987
Nick Faldo beat Scott Hoch, 1989
Nick Faldo beat Raymond  Floyd, 1990
Mike Weir beat Len Mattiace, 2003
Tiger Woods beat Chris DiMarco, 2005

Holes-in-one:
19 since 1934 (16th hole has had the most – 11)

Albatrosses:
3

Low cut:
 145 (+1), 1979, 92, 95, 2001

High cut:
154 (+10), 1982

Average cut:
149 (+5)

Most appearances:
51, Gary Player,
50 Arnold Palmer
Most consecutive appearances:
50 Arnold Palmer, 1955-2004

Most appearances by a European Tour Member:
28, Seve Ballesteros,
27, Sandy Lyle
 
Most cuts made: 37
Jack Nicklaus

Most consecutive cuts made: 23
Gary Player, 1959-82,
Fred Couples 1983-07

Most consecutive cuts made (current): 12
Tiger Woods, 1997 onwards

All-time career money winner:
Tiger Woods, $5,899,326

Most money won by a European Tour Member:
José Maria Olazábal, $2,433,026

Most runner-up finishes: 4
Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf

Most top five finishes:
15, Jack Nicklaus

Most top ten finishes:
22, Jack Nicklaus

Most consecutive birdies: 7
Steve Pate, 1999, Tiger Woods, 2005

Most birdies in one round: 
10, Nick Price, 1986

Most tournament birdies:
25, Phil Mickelson, 2001

Birdies on the final hole to win:
Art Wall, 1959,
Arnold Palmer, 1960,
Gary Player, 1978,
Sandy Lyle, 1988,
Mark O’Meara, 1998,
Phil Mickelson 2004

Birdies to win with final putt:
Arnold Palmer, 1960,
Sandy Lyle, 1988,
Mark O’Meara, 1998,
Phil Mickelson, 2004

Players winning on debut:
Horton Smith, 1934,
Gene Sarazen, 1935,
Fuzzy Zoeller, 1979

Best finish by an amateur:
2nd, Ken Venturi, 1956,
T2, Frank Stranahan, 1947, Charles Coe, 1961

British Amateur Champion to finish as the low amateur:
Sergio Garcia, 1999, T38

Low nine holes by an amateur:
31 (-5) Casey Wittenburg, 2004

Low round by an amateur:
66 (-6), Ken Venturi, 1956

Low 72 hole score by an amateur:
281 (-7) Charles Coe, 1961

 

 

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