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    • THE PLAYERS Championship: Record book

    SCORING
    Low 9-hole score (front nine):
    30 (6-under), eight times (most recently by Nick Watney, 2011, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round)

    Low 9-hole score (back nine):
    30 (6-under), 13 times (most recently by Luke Donald, 2012, TPC Sawgrass, final round)

    Low 18-hole score:
    63 (9-under), Fred Couples, 1992, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round (30-33);
    63 (9-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (33-30);
    63 (9-under), Roberto Castro, 2013, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (32-31);

    Low first 36 holes:
    130 (14-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (63-67)

    Low middle 36 holes:
    132 (8-under), Dave Stockton, 1975, Colonial (64-68)

    Low final 36 holes:
    132 (12-under), Fred Couples, 1996, TPC Sawgrass (68-64)
    132 (12-under), Rocco Mediate, 1996, TPC Sawgrass (66-66)

    Low 54-hole score:
    197 (19-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (63-67-67)

    Low 72-hole score:
    264 (24-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (63-67-67-67)

    High winning score:
    289 (1-over), Mark Hayes, 1977, Sawgrass CC (72-74-71-72)
    289 (1-over), Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC (70-71-73-75)
    285 (3-under), David Duval, 1999, TPC Sawgrass (69-69-74-73)
    285 (3-under), Raymond Floyd, 1981, Sawgrass CC (72-74-71-68)

    High 18-hole score:
    92 (20-over), Bob Murphy, 1979, Final round, Sawgrass CC

    High 18-hole score at TPC Sawgrass:
    89 (17-over), Michael Camplbell, 2003, 1st round, TPC Sawgrass

    Low first-round score:
    63 (9-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass
    63 (9-under), Roberto Castro, 2013, TPC Sawgrass

    Low second-round score:
    64 (6-under), Dave Stockton, 1975, Colonial
    64 (8-under), Fred Couples, 1984, TPC Sawgrass
    64 (8-under), Tommy Tolles, 1996, TPC Sawgrass

    Low third-round score:
    63 (9-under), Fred Couples, 1992, TPC Sawgrass

    Low final-round score:
    64 (8-under), Fred Couples, 1996, TPC Sawgrass
    64 (8-under), Davis Love III, 2003, TPC Sawgrass

    Low finish by winner:
    64, Davis Love III, 2003, TPC Sawgrass
    64, Fred Couples, 1996, TPC Sawgrass

    High finish by winner:
    75, Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC

    Low start by winner:
    63, Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass

    High start by winner:
    73, Hal Sutton, 1983, TPC Sawgrass

    Most eagles in tournament history:
    Fred Couples, 15
    Phil Mickelson, 11
    Tom Lehman, 10
    Tiger Woods, 10

    Highest number of eagles in one year:
    2006, 54 eagles

    Most eagles, one tournament:
    3, Justin Leonard, 2000; Kevin Stadler, 2008; Phil Mickelson, 2011; Sergio Garcia, 2011; Sung Kang, 2012

    Best birdie-eagle or birdie streak streak at TPC Sawgrass:
    6-under: Eagle-birdie-eagle-birdie, Fulton Allem (Holes 2-5, 2nd round), 1999

    Most consecutive birdies:
    6, Tom Watson (Holes 9-14, 2nd round), 1984
    6, Dave Rummells (Holes 16-18, 1-3, 2nd round), 1986
    6, Fred Wadsworth (Holes 15-18, 1-2, 1st round), 1987
    6, Paul Azinger (Holes 18, 1-5, 1st round), 1993
    6, Rocco Mediate (Holes 13-18, Final round), 1996
    6, Tim Herron (Holes 8-13, 2nd round), 2005
    6, Louis Oosthuizen (Holes 9-14, 3rd round), 2013

    Most birdies, one tournament:
    26, Fuzzy Zoeller, 1994 (second)
    25, Rickie Fowler, 2012 (tied second)
    25, Greg Norman, 1994 (winner)
    24, Martin Laird, 2012 (tied second)
    24, Steve Elkington, 1997 (winner)
    24, Fred Couples, 1984 (winner)

    Players who have birdied No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass all four rounds of a single PLAYERS:
    Paul Azinger, 1987

    Players who recorded 18 pars in a single round at THE PLAYERS (since 1983):
    Mark McCumber, 1985, round 2
    John Inman, 1993, round 1
    Justin Leonard, 1996, Final round
    Justin Leonard, 2007, round 2
    Hunter Mahan, 2010, Final round

    Fewest bogeys at THE PLAYERS, one event:
    1, Greg Norman, 1994
    3, Gil Morgan, 1993
    3, Scott Hoch, 1996
    Note: no double-bogeys or worse.

    Four rounds in 60s, one tournament:
    Al Geiberger (66-68-67-69), 1975, winner
    J.C. Snead (67-69-68-68), 1976, second
    Greg Norman (63-67-67-67), 1994, winner
    Fuzzy Zoeller (66-67-68-67), 1994, second
    Jeff Maggert (65-69-69-68), 1994, third
    Steve Elkington (66-69-68-69), 1997, winner

    36-hole cut (past 10 years):
    2004 - 146 (2-over), 83 players, TPC Sawgrass
    2005 - 143 (1-under), 84 players, TPC Sawgrass
    2006 - 144 (even), 74 players, TPC Sawgrass
    2007 - 149 (5-over), 79 players, TPC Sawgrass
    2008 - 148 (4-over), 74 players, TPC Sawgrass
    2009 - 145 (1-over), 83 players, TPC Sawgrass
    2010 - 142 (2-under), 70 players, TPC Sawgrass
    2011 - 144 (even), 74 players, TPC Sawgrass
    2012 - 144 (even), 72 players, TPC Sawgrass
    2013 - 145 (1-over), 77 players, TPC Sawgrass

    VICTORY RECORDS
    Multiple winners:

    3, Jack Nicklaus, 1974, 1976 and 1978
    2, Steve Elkington, 1991 and 1997
    2, Hal Sutton, 1983 and 2000
    2, Fred Couples, 1984 and 1996
    2, Davis Love III, 1992 and 2003
    2, Tiger Woods, 2001 and 2013

    Consecutive victories:
    None

    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

    First-round leaders/co-leaders who have gone on to win: (12/40)
    Second-round leaders/co-leaders who have gone on to win: (10/40)
    Third-round leaders/co-leaders who have gone on to win: (17/40)

    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

    Oldest winner:
    Fred Funk, 2005 (48 years, 9 months, 14 days)
    Hal Sutton, 2000 (41 years, 10 months, 28 days)
    Stephen Ames, 2006 (41 years, 10 months, 28 days)
    Calvin Peete, 1985 (41 years, 8 months, 13 days)

    Youngest winner:
    Adam Scott, 2004 (23 years, 8 months, 12 days)
    Fred Couples, 1984 (24 years, 5 months, 28 days)
    Hal Sutton, 1983 (24 years, 10 months, 29 days)

    Players who birdied 18 to win:
    Steve Elkington, 1991, par-4 18th, TPC Sawgrass

    Players who made THE PLAYERS their first PGA TOUR victory:
    Craig Perks (2002)    
    Tim Clark (2010)       

    Fewest PGA TOUR starts by an eventual PLAYERS champion:
    41, Adam Scott (2004)          
    44, Henrik Stenson (2009)

    MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
    Longest putt made at THE PLAYERS

    100 feet 1 inch, Ben Crane, Round 1, 2007, 14th hole

    Most second-place finishes:
    2, J.C. Snead, 1974 and 1976
    2, Tom Watson, 1979 and 1992
    2, Fuzzy Zoeller, 1991 and 1994
    2, Bernhard Langer, 1993 and 1995
    2, Padraig Harrington, 2003 and 2004
    2, Tom Lehman, 1998 and 2005

    Best PLAYERS finish by a PGA TOUR rookie:
    David Lingmerth, T2 in 2013
    Fulton Allem, T3 in 1988
    Camilo Villegas, T3 in 2006
    Jeff Quinney, T6 in 2007

    Largest 18-hole lead:
    3 strokes, Billy Ray Brown (64), 1992, TPC Sawgrass
    3 storkes, Roberto Castro (63), 2013, TPC Sawgrass

    Largest 36-hole lead:
    3 strokes, Lanny Wadkins, 1979, Sawgrass CC; Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass

    Largest 54-hole lead:
    5 strokes, Alex Cejka, 2009, TPC Sawgrass

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