Most amateur golfers are used to shooting in the hundreds regularly. That’s nothing to be ashamed about, as most nonprofessionals aren’t able to break into the double digits. Golf is one of the most difficult sports in the world to master, but PGA Tour pros make it look easy at times. Most professionals will shoot in the 60s and 70s regularly. However, they can always blow up and post a huge number from time to time. There have been some horrible scores posted over the years, but has anyone ever shot 100 on the PGA Tour?
What is Tiger Woods’ worst 18-hole score on the PGA Tour?
Tiger Woods might be the greatest golfer of all time, but even the legends have off days on the PGA Tour. In 2015, Woods had a round to forget at the Memorial Tournament.
Woods has won five times at Muirfield Village Golf Club, but it’s also the site of his worst ever PGA Tour round. He shot a dreadful 85 in the third round of the 2015 Memorial after barely making the cut.
Tiger went out in 6-over 42 that Saturday. He probably didn’t think it could get any worse on the back, but he was wrong. Woods shot 43 on the back nine to finish with a career-worst 85.
He finished in style with a quadruple bogey on the 18th hole, which just added insult to injury for the Hall of Famer.
Has any golfer shot 100 on the PGA Tour?
The U.S. Open is notoriously the most difficult golf tournament held every year. The rough is thick, the fairways are thin, and the greens are lightning quick. The winner of the U.S. Open can sometimes finish over par, and scores can reach the mid-80s regularly. Over 100 years ago, scores even reached into the hundreds.
In the 1898 U.S. Open, C. Thompson shot an embarrassing 114 at Myopia Hunt Club in the opening round of the tournament. It’s safe to say he didn’t make the cut.
Ten years later, George Parr matched Thompson with a 114 of his own at the same course. Myopia was apparently a death trap a century ago, as both players shot worse than 40 over par in one round.
In 1941, Walter Ratto carded a 100 at Colonial Country Club. We might never see another 100 on the PGA Tour again, but at least we have a couple in the past to look back on for a good chuckle.
Mike Reasor shot a 114 and a 123 in the same tournament
It might be hard to believe someone could shoot worse than a 114 on the PGA Tour, but one man did it twice in one tournament.
After making the cut at the 1974 Tallahassee Open, Mike Reasor suffered an injury while horseback riding before his third round tee time. Reasor suffered a torn rib cartilege, damaged knee ligaments, and a separated left shoulder in the accident, but that didn’t stop him from playing the weekend.
Reasor played his third round with one arm and one club. He whacked around a 5-iron the whole day en route to a 51-over 123. It remains the highest score in PGA Tour history.
Reasor used the same strategy in round four, and he actually improved his score to a 114 on Sunday. Not many people could shoot that well with just one arm, so Reasor’s high scores aren’t anything to be embarrassed about.
His record is probably safe for the foreseeable future.