Has any golfer ever shot four rounds in the 60s at the Masters?

Has any golfer ever shot four rounds in the 60s at the Masters?

The leaderboard at No. 6 at Augusta National Golf Club.

In the history of the Masters Tournament dating back to 1934, no golfer has ever managed to shoot four rounds in the 60s in a single championship. None.

That would put a golfer at 12-under total minimum, since the par at Augusta National Golf Club is 72, and four rounds of 69 would reach that tally of 276. In the history of the Masters, only 31 times has a player completed 72 holes at 276 or better. None of them have done so with four rounds in the 60s.

When Tiger Woods set the Masters 72-hole scoring record of 18-under 270 in 1997, he did so with an opening round of 2-under 70, famously shooting 40 on the first nine and 30 on the second nine. From there, he shot 66, 65 and then 69 to win by 12 shots.

When Jordan Spieth matched the Masters 72-hole scoring record in 2015, he shot only two rounds in the 60s. He shot 64 and 66 to set the 36-hole scoring record, then shot a pair of 70s in the weekend rounds to win in a rout.

Of the 31 times a player scored at least 276 or better in a single Masters, 15 of them didn't win.

Patrick Reed has a chance to become the first golfer to shoot four rounds in the 60s in a Masters Tournament in 2018. He's the first golfer with this chance after 54 holes since Lee Westwood had the opportunity through three rounds in the 2010 Masters. Westwood shot 71 in the final round and lost to Phil Mickelson by three shots.

Masters players to shoot first three rounds in the 60s

  • Gary Player -- 1961 -- 69-68-69-74--WIN
  • Arnold Palmer -- 1964 -- 69-68-69-70--WIN
  • Ed Sneed -- 1979 -- 68-67-69-76--T-2
  • Seve Ballesteros -- 1980 -- 66-69-68-72--WIN
  • Fred Couples -- 1992 -- 69-67-69-70--WIN
  • Raymond Floyd -- 1992 -- 69-68-69-71--2nd
  • Craig Parry -- 1992 -- 69-66-69-78--T-13
  • Phil Mickelson -- 2001 -- 67-69-69-70--3rd
  • Retief Goosen -- 2002 -- 69-67-69-74--2nd
  • Trevor Immelman -- 2008 -- 68-68-69-75--WIN
  • Angel Cabrera -- 2009 -- 68-68-69-71--WIN
  • Lee Westwood -- 2010 -- 67-69-68-71--2nd

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