Jordan Spieth polished off an eight-shot win in style on Sunday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
With a birdie on the par-5 18th hole at Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course, Spieth became just the second player in PGA Tour history to finish a 72-hole event at least 30 under par. The 22-year-old, who began the final round with a five-shot edge over Brooks Koepka, shot 6-under 67 to finish at 30-under 262.
Ernie Els is the only player to finish better again par in a four-round PGA Tour event, shooting 31 under on this same course in this same event in 2003.
Five players have shot 28 under par in a 72-hole PGA Tour event — most recently Patrick Reed at the 2014 Humana Challenge and Phil Mickelson at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
With the Plantation Course being the only par-73 course on the PGA Tour, it has a tendency to overinflate scores — not only against par, but also in general because of the higher par. Spieth’s 262 total, while impressive and dominant, was eight shots off the lowest 72-hole aggregate score in PGA Tour history, which belongs to Tommy Armour III at the 2003 Valero Texas Open, played at the par-70 La Cantera Resort.