All Time Records & Achievements

Record-breaking feats on the European Tour

Low 9 

Low 9EventCourseYear
27 (-9) José Maria CañizaresSwiss OpenCrans-sur-Sierre1978
27 (-9) Joakim HaeggmanAlfred Dunhill CupOld Course, St Andrews1997
27 (-9) Simon KhanCeltic Manor Wales OpenCeltic Manor Resort (Roman Road)2004
27 (-8) Sergio GarciaWGC - Bridgestone InvitationalFirestone CC (South)2014
27 (-7) Robert LeeJohnnie Walker Monte Carlo OpenMont Agel GC1985
27 (-7) Andrew ColtartKLM OpenKennemer G&CC2007
27 (-6) Robert LeePortuguese OpenEstoril GC1987

Low 9 to Par 

Low 9 to ParEventCourseYear
27 (-9) José Maria CañizaresSwiss OpenCrans-sur-Sierre1978
27 (-9) Joakim HaeggmanAlfred Dunhill CupOld Course, St Andrews1997
27 (-9) Simon KhanCeltic Manor Wales OpenCeltic Manor Resort (Roman Road)2004
28 (-9) Stephen GallacherOmega Dubai Desert Classic Emirates GC (Majlis)2014

Low 1st 36 

Low 1st 36EventCourseYear
124 (-14) Robert KarlssonCeltic Manor WalesCeltic Manor Resort (Roman Road)2006

Low 1st 36 to Par 

Low 1st 36 to ParEventCourseYear
126 (-18) Ernie ElsHeineken ClassicRoyal Melbourne GC2004

low 36 (rounds 3 & 4) 

low 36 (rounds 3 & 4)EventCourseYear
124 (-18) Colin MontgomerieCanon European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre1996

Low 36 to Par (rounds 3 & 4) 

Low 36 to Par (rounds 3 & 4)EventCourseYear
124 (-18) Colin MontgomerieCanon European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre1996
126 (-18) Adam ScottCommercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin EnergyDoha GC2008

Low 1st 54 

Low 1st 54EventCourseYear
189 (-18) Robert KarlssonCeltic Manor Wales OpenCeltic Manor Resort (Roman Road)2006

Low 1st 54 to Par 

Low 1st 54 to ParEventCourseYear
193 (-23) Ernie ElsJohnnie Walker ClassicLake Karrinyup CC2003
193 (-23) David HowellTCL ClassicYalong Bay GC2006

Low 72 

Low 72EventCourseYear
258 (-18) Ian WoosnamTorras Monte Carlo OpenMont Agel GC1990
258 (-14) David LlewellynAGF Biarritz OpenBiarritz GC1988

Low 72 to Par 

Low 72 to ParEventCourseYear
259 (-29) Ernie ElsJohnnie Walker ClassicLake Karrinyup CC2003

Most birdies in one round 

Most birdies in one round EventCourseYear
12 Fred CouplesScandinavian MastersDrottningholm GC1991
12 Ernie ElsDubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC (Majlis)1994
12 Russell ClaydonMercedes German MastersBerliner G&CC1995
12 Darren Clarke Smurfit European OpenK Club (Palmer)1999
12 Jeppe HuldahlPortugal MastersVictoria Golf Course2010
12 Raphaël JacquelinTurkish Airlines Open presented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Montgomerie Maxx Royal2013

Most birdies and eagles in one round 

Most birdies and eagles in one roundEventCourseYear
4E 4B Gordon Brand JnrJersey OpenLa Moye GC1986
4E 2B Mikko IlonenCanarias Open de EspañaGolf Costa, Adeje2003
3E 6B Jamie DonaldsonTrophée Hassan IIGolf du Palais Royal2012
3E 5B Paul LeonardMartini InternationalRoyal Burgess GC1973
3E 5B Colin MontgomerieCanon European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre1993
3E 3B Niclas FasthHolden New Zealand OpenGulf Harbour CC2005
2E 9B Andrew OldcornMadeira Island OpenCampo de Madeira1996
1E 11B Bernhard LangerLinde German MastersBerliner G&CC1997
1E 11B Ernie ElsHeineken ClassicRoyal Melbourne GC2004
1E 10B Anders ForsbrandEbel European MastersCrans-sur Sierre1987
1E 10B Tony JohnstoneMurphy’s CupFulford GC1990
1E 10B Jamie SpenceCanon European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre 1992
1E 10B Stephen ScahillMadeira Island OpenSanto da Serra GC1998
1E 10B Oliver FisherPortugal MastersDom Pedro Victoria Golf Course2018

Most birdies in succession in a round 

Most birdies in succession in a roundEventCourseYear
9 Bernd Wiesberger (Due to preferred lies in operation will not count as an official record)Maybank ChampionshipSaujana G&CC (Palm)2017
8 Seve BallesterosItalian OpenMolinetto GC1985
8 Ian WoosnamBenson and Hedges International Open Fulford GC1985
8 Tony JohnstoneMurphy’s CupFulford GC1990
8 John BickertonPortuguese OpenPenha Longa1995
8 Mark O’MearaAlfred Dunhill CupOld Course, St Andrews1996
8 Raymond RussellOne 2 One British MastersMarriott Forest of Arden (Arden)1997
8 Darren ClarkeSmurfit European OpenK Club (Palmer)1999
8 Marcello SantiTurespaña MastersParador del Golf, Malaga (Old)1999
8 Mårten Olander Novotel Perrier Open de FranceLe Golf National (Albatros)2002
8 Craig SpenceJohnnie Walker ClassicLake Karrinyup CC2003

Largest 18 hole lead 

Largest 18 hole leadEventCourseYear
6 shots, Michael CampbellCompass Group English OpenMarriott Forest of Arden (Arden)2000

Largest 36 hole lead 

Largest 36 hole leadEventCourseYear
7 shots, John GarnerViyella PGA ChampionshipWentworth Club (West)1972
7 shots, Sandy LyleEbel Swiss Open-European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre1983
7 shots, Ken BrownGlasgow OpenHaggs Castle1984
7 shots, Richard BoxallLancia-Martini Italian OpenMilano, Monza1990
7 shots, Jesper ParnevikBell’s Scottish OpenGleneagles Hotel (Kings)1993
7 shots, Ernie ElsMercedes German MastersMotzener See G&CC1994
7 shots, Tiger WoodsWGC-NEC InvitationalFirestone CC (South)2000
7 shots, Ernie ElsHeineken ClassicRoyal Melbourne GC2004
7 shots, Tiger WoodsWGC-Bridgestone InvitationalFirestone CC (South)2013

Largest 54 hole lead 

Largest 54 hole leadEventCourseYear
13 shots, Retief GoosenJohnnie Walker ClassicLake Karrinyup CC2002

Largest 72 hole lead 

Largest 72 hole leadEventCourseYear
15 shots, Tiger Woods100th U.S. Open ChampionshipPebble Beach Golf Links 2000

Record catch-up by a winner (in round 4) 

Record catch-up by a winner (in round 4)EventCourseYear
10 shots, Jamie SpenceCanon European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre1992
10 shots, Paul Lawrie128th Open ChampionshipCarnoustie GC (Championship)1999

Lowest final round by a winner 

Lowest final round by a winnerEventCourseYear
60 (-12) Jamie SpenceCanon European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre1992
60 (-11) Rafa Cabrera BelloAustrian Golf OpenFontana GC2009
60 (-10) Brandon StoneAberdeen Standard Investments Scottish OpenGullane Golf Club2018
60 (-9) Ian WoosnamTorras Monte Carlo OpenMont Agel GC1990

Highest round by a winner 

Highest round by a winnerEventCourseYear
79 (+7) Dale HayesItalian OpenPevero GC1978

Most strokes on one hole 

Most strokes on one holeEventCourseYear
20 Philippe PorquierFrench OpenLa Baule GC1978

Youngest tournament winners 

Youngest tournament winnersEventCourseYear
17 & 188 days, Matteo ManasseroCASTELLÓ MASTERS Costa AzaharClub de Campo del Mediterráneo2010

Oldest tournament winners 

Oldest tournament winnersEventCourseYear
50 & 133 days, Miguel Angel JiménezOpen de EspañaPGA Catalunya Resort (Stadium)2014

Youngest player to play in a European Tour event 

Youngest player to play in a European Tour eventEventCourseYear
12 & 242 days, Ye Wo-Cheng (am)Volvo China OpenBinhai Lake GC (North Dye)2013

Youngest player to make a European Tour cut 

Youngest player to make a European Tour cutEventCourseYear
14 & 169 days, Guan Tian-lang (am)Masters Tournament Augusta National GC2013

Youngest professional to play a European Tour event 

Youngest professional to play a European Tour eventEventCourseYear
17 & 1 day, Dominic FoosOmega European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre2014

Youngest pofessional to make a European Tour cut 

Youngest pofessional to make a European Tour cutEventCourseYear
17 & 18 days, Matteo ManasseroBMW Italian OpenRoyal Park I Roveri (Robert Trent Jones Snr)2010

Oldest player to play a European Tour event 

Oldest player to play a European Tour eventEventCourseYear
74 & 211 days, Arnold PalmerMasters Tournament Augusta National GC2004

Oldest player to make a European Tour cut 

Oldest player to make a European Tour cutEventCourseYear
71 & 261 days, Bob CharlesMichael Hill New Zealand OpenThe Hills GC2008