The Masters is a tournament that is often close and down to the wire. However, there have been a few times when a player has run away with it.
In any given year, The Masters is a tremendous test for any golfer that steps up to the first tee at Augusta National Golf Club. When the weather starts playing a factor, though, things can get tougher than normal and we saw that on Friday for the second round in 2022.
With winds whipping and temperatures dropping, big numbers were put up all across the board. However, it was Scottie Scheffler who emerged from that with a surreal 5-under round that gave him a five-stroke lead heading into the weekend as he searched for the first major win in his career.
Scheffler continued to play well and stay well ahead of the pack on Saturday too. So much so that many were ready to put the Green Jacket on him already. However, it also led to many golf fans wondering what the Masters scoring record looks like.
Lowest Masters score for 72 holes
The scoring record for the entire Masters Tournament is actually a relatively fresh one. Back in 2020 when COVID-19 forced the event to be played in November instead of April, Dustin Johnson blitzed Augusta National Golf Club and put up a mark that has never been matched.
Johnson shot an unreal four-round score of 268, which is good for 20-under par. That mark is likely to stand for quite a while.
As for events that have been played in April, the record belongs to two pretty recognizable names around Augusta, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth, both of whom shot 18-under (270) to win in 1997 and 2015, respectively.
Lowest Masters score for 54 holes
En route to setting the 72-hole record for the tournament, Johnson also tied the 54-hole record as well at Augusta. Through the first three rounds, he was sitting at 16-under par after shooting a 200 over the first three days. He tied the mark that Spieth set in 2015 on the way to his own victory.
Lowest Masters round in history
The lowest single round that we’ve ever seen at Augusta National Golf Club is a 63, good for 9-under par, which was accomplished by two players ever. Nick Price was the first to accomplish that during his third round back in 1986. Greg Norman then tied the mark in his infamous 1996 run at a Green Jacket as he got off to a blistering start by posting that score in the first round.