Tiger's record breaking feats

All the records tied and broken by Tiger Woods this week...there is a few!

Golfmagic Newswire
Mon, 19 Jun 2000

Records set or tied by Tiger Woods in the 100th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links:

Major Championship Records Broken
Largest winning margin
15 strokes (previous record, 13 strokes, Old Tom Morris, 1862 British Open).

U.S. Open Records Broken
Largest winning margin
15 strokes (previous record, 11 strokes Willie Smith, 1899).

Largest 54- hole lead
10 strokes (previous record, James Barnes, 7 strokes, 1921).

Largest 36- hole lead
6 strokes (previous record, Willie Anderson, 5 strokes, 1903).

Lowest winning score in relation to par
12 under (previous record, 8 under, Lee Janzen, 1993; Hale Irwin, 1990; Jack Nicklaus, 1980; Ben Hogan, 1948).

U.S. Open Records Tied

Lowest 72- hole score
272 (Jack Nicklaus, 1980; Lee Janzen, 1993)

Lowest 36- hole score
134 (Jack Nicklaus, 1980; T.C. Chen, 1985; Lee Janzen, 1993).

Lowest score at any point
12 under (Gil Morgan, third round, 1992).

With this victory, Tiger Woods:

Becomes the fifth player to win three different USGA Championships.

Moves into a tie for fourth on the all-time list for USGA Championship victories with 7; Robert Trent Jones leads with 9; Joanne Carner and Jack Nicklaus won 8, and Ann Sander won 7.

Becomes the 11th player to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur.

Becomes the second player (with Johnny miller) to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Junior Am.

Is the only player to have won the U.S. Junior Am, U.S. Am and the U.S. Open.

Becomes the 14th player to have won the U.S. Open and the Masters; the 17th player to have won the PGA Championshp and the U.S. open; and only the seventh player to have won the Masters, PGA Championship and the U.S. Open (Sarazen, Nelson, Hogan, Player, Nicklaus and Floyd).

Becomes the 13th player to have led the U.S. Open from start to finish (Payne Stewart in 1991 was the most recent). Woods also is only the fifth player to do so without being tied at the end of any round (most recently by Tony Jacklin in 1970).

 

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