April 30 2013
Phil Mickelson had the low round of the season's first half -- a 60 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open that was this close to a 59. (Martin/Getty Images)
By PGATOUR.COM staff
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The PGA TOUR Season has reached its midway point. There are 18 events in the books and 18 remaining before we reach the FedExCup Playoffs. Below are some of the numbers that have helped define the 2013 season to date.
Lowest 18-hole rounds of 2013:
A 59 was cruelly taken away from Phil Mickelson with a brutal final-hole lip-out at TPC Scottsdale during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Mickelson didn't fret over it long, however, as he went on to become the season's only wire-to-wire victor thus far. Here's a look at some of the other stellar rounds from the first half of the season.
||WM Phoenix Open
||WM Phoenix Open
||PGA West (Palmer)
|62||10-under||Kevin Chappell||4||PGA West (Palmer)||Humana Challenge|
|62||10-under||James Hahn||4||PGA West (Palmer)||Humana Challenge|
|62||10-under||David Lingmerth||4||PGA West (Palmer)||Humana Challenge|
|62||9-under||Ryan Palmer||4||TPC Scottsdale||WM Phoenix Open|
|62||9-under||James Hahn||4||TPC Scottsdale||WM Phoenix Open|
|62||8-under||Scott Langley||1||Waialae CC||Sony Open in Hawaii|
|62||8-under||Chris Kirk||2||Waialae CC||Sony Open in Hawaii|
|62||8-under||Harris English||3||Waialae CC||Sony Open in Hawaii|
|63||9-under||Jason Kokrak||1||La Quinta CC||Humana Challenge|
Largest winning margins:
Things have been tighter lately. The four tournaments listed below were among the first five contested this season.
|Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Farmers Insurance Open
WM Phoenix Open
|3||Russell Henley||Sony Open in Hawaii|
Holes-in-one on TOUR in 2013:
Trump Internationl surrendered a TOUR-high four aces this year. The last course to allow that many holes-in-one: Grayhawk Golf Club at the 2009 Frys.com Open (Chad Campbell, Ted Purdy, Nicholas Thompson and Rickie Fowler hit holes-in-one that week).
|James Driscoll||PGA West (Palmer)||15||1||Humana Challenge|
|Chris Kirk||PGA West (Palmer)||3||1||Humana Challenge|
|Richard H. Lee||PGA West (Palmer)||15||4||Humana Challenge|
|Tag Ridings||Torrey Pines (South)||3||1||Farmers Insurance Open|
|Jim Herman||Spyglass Hill GC||12||1||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am|
|Robert Allenby||PGA National||7||2||The Honda Classic|
|Scott Gardiner||Trump International GC||11||1||Puerto Rico Open|
|Brandt Jobe||Trump International GC||11||2||Puerto Rico Open|
|Ryo Ishikawa||Trump International GC||8||3||Puerto Rico Open|
|Jordan Spieth||Trump International GC||11||3||Puerto Rico Open|
|Kevin Chappell||Bay Hill Club & Lodge||14||2||Arnold Palmer Invitational|
|Carl Pettersson||Redstone GC||7||2||Shell Houston Open|
|Greg Chalmers||TPC San Antonio||16||4||Valero Texas Open|
|Jamie Donaldson||Augusta National GC||6||1||Masters Tournament|
Low 72 hole scores:
No one had posted a score below 260 in each of the last two season but we have seen that barrier broken three times in the first half of 2013.
|256||28-under||Phil Mickelson||60-65-64-67||WM Phoenix Open|
|256||24-under||Russell Henley||63-63-67-63||Sony Open in Hawaii|
|259||21-under||Tim Clark||64-66-66-63||Sony Open in Hawaii|
|260||24-under||Brandt Snedeker||64-66-65-65||WM Phoenix Open|
|261||23-under||Scott Piercy||70-66-64-61||WM Phoenix Open|
Best come-from-behind victories:
At this time a season ago, four players had already made 6-or-more stroke comebacks on the final day to win. The rallies haven't been as grand, but there has been no shortage of drama on TOUR thus far in 2013.
|6 strokes||Brian Gay||Humana Challenge|
|5 strokes||Martin Laird||Valero Texas Open|
|4 strokes||Graeme McDowell||RBC Heritage|
Just nine players earned their maiden TOUR victories in 2012 but we're two-thirds of the way there in just the first half of 2013.
|Russell Henley||Sony Open in Hawaii||Scott Brown||Puerto Rico Open|
|John Merrick||Northern Trust Open||Kevin Streelman||Tampa Bay Championship|
|Michael Thompson||The Honda Classic||Billy Horschel||Zurich Classic of New Orleans|