PGA Tour pro breaks remarkable (!) putting record at Genesis Invitational

Luke List's putter was scorching hot in round one at the Genesis Invitational, with the two-time PGA Tour winner setting a course record at Riviera Country Club.

PGA Tour pro breaks remarkable (!) putting record at Genesis Invitational
PGA Tour pro breaks remarkable (!) putting record at Genesis Invitational

Luke List set a putting course record during the first round of the Genesis Invitational.

List, 39, shot a 6-under 65 at the PGA Tour event at Riviera Country Club and, in the process, holed 224 feet of putts.

To put into perspective just how far that is, it equates to one and a half times the length of an Olympic swimming pool.

The extraordinary feat set a new record for being the greatest length of putts holed in a single round since records began being kept at the Los Angeles-based course. 

List's achievement also puts him on top of the list for most feet of putts made in a round on the PGA Tour in 2024, beating Matthieu Pavon, who made 210 feet and three inches worth of putts at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South.

Highlights from the round included a 75-foot par save on the 13th hole, as well as a birdie putt measuring 48 feet on the second hole. 

List ranked first for strokes gained putting in round one, recording only 26 putts, which gained him 4.592 strokes on the field.

While List's achievement is spectacular, it falls slightly short of the official record for the greatest distance of holed putts in a single round on the PGA Tour.

That title belongs to Brent Geiberger, who, during the opening round of the 2006 Booz Allen Classic, made 240 feet worth of putts. 

The remarkable thing about Geiberger's round, though, was that he ended up shooting 71 on the day, making six birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey. 

It's also worth noting that records regarding the distance of putts made on the PGA Tour have only been official since Shotlink's introduction in 2003.

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith

The unofficial record belongs to Cameron Smith, who holed 255 feet worth of putts during the second round of the 2022 Open Championship at the Old Course in St Andrews. 

The reason the record is unofficial is that Shotlink was not in use at the tournament. 

Smith then went on to win the Open that year before making the controversial decision to join LIV Golf

List will be hoping he can emulate Smith's effort and let his putter lead him to his third PGA Tour victory.

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