PGA Record Book: 2015 Update Edition

The 2015 PGA season has come to a close, and with it, a chance to check out the new look of the Tour’s record book, which saw significant movement on a number of fronts in the last 12 months.

Active PGA Wins: While there wasn’t much movement at the top, Jim Furyk increased his total to 17 career wins , putting him within two of Ernie Els for fifth place on the active list.  Zach Johnson moved into a tie for 8th on the active list with his 12th victory while Rory McIlroy won his 10th and 11th to tie for 11th. Bubba Watson’s eighth win tied him for 15th overall and Justin Rose took his seventh to tie for 19th.

The Masters: Champ Jordan Spieth tied Tiger Woods for the lowest winning score, firing an 18-under.

The US Open: Louis Oosthuizen tied the record for lowest score over three rounds when he shot a 66-66-67 – 199 for rounds 2-4.  Jordan Spieth became the first man since Tiger Woods in 2002 to win The Masters and the US Open back to back.

PGA Championship: Jason Day’s 20-under set a record not only for the PGA Championship, but for all Majors.

No. 1 Golfer: Rory McIlroy held the No. 1 ranking for 54 straight weeks, tied for the seventh-longest streak in history. He ran his accumulation of total weeks ranked No. 1 to 95, two behind Nick Faldo for third all-time. Jordan Spieth is at four weeks and counting as No. 1 and Jason Day also spent a week atop the charts, marking the first time since 1997 that three different players have been No. 1 in a three-week span.

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