Par is only a sug­ges­tion, as these four men proved.

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The low­est score any player has ever shot over four rounds on the PGA Tour is the scarcely be­liev­able 253 (-27) posted by Justin Thomas at the 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii. Thomas opened with a 59 and fol­lowed with rounds of 64, 65, and 65 on the Par 70 Wa­ialae CC course just out­side Hon­olulu. At the 2003 Valero Texas Open, Tommy Ar­mour III shot rounds of 64, 62, 63, and 65 to fin­ish on 254 – 26-un­der-par on the Par 70 La Can­tera GC.


The low­est win­ning to­tal in re­la­tion to par was the 31-un­der Ernie Els posted to win the 2003 Mercedes Cham­pi­onship on the Hawai­ian is­land of Maui, his rounds of 64, 65, 65 and 67 eas­ing him to vic­tory by eight strokes. Steve Stricker shot 33-un­der for the first four rounds of the five-round Bob Hope Clas­sic in Palm Springs in 2009, fol­low­ing up im­pres­sive open­ing rounds of 65 and 67 with a 61 and a 62, then ex­ploded with a 77 in the fi­nal round.

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