Tiger Woods' 2000 US Open Performance May Never Been Topped

Published on May 8th, 2022 12:54 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

In photo: Tiger Woods, the record holder for the largest margin of victory in a major golf tournament. For well over 100 years, "Old" Tom Morris held the record for largest ever margin of victory in a major PGA Tour event.

Morris dominated the field at the 1862 Open Championship, beating Willie Park, Sr. by 13 strokes in the event.

This record belonged to Morris for generations, and many thought it would never be broken.

That was, of course, until Tiger Woods came along.

It's hard to explain to newer generations of golf fans just how dominant peak Tiger Woods was.

Woods captured many records during his torrid run, including the record for largest ever margin of victory in a major Tour event.


At the 2000 U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, Tiger Woods beat the field by 15 shots.

Woods shot:

65-69-71-67 to practically lap the field to win by 15 shots.

In fact, Tiger was the ONLY player to break par in the tournament. Woods finished with a score of -12, while the next best players, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Ernie Els, finished with a score of +3.

Tiger had some thrilling last-shot wins over the course of his career, but the 2000 US Open wasn't one of them.


Tiger also has the #4 entry on this list, as he won the 1997 Masters by a total of 12 strokes.

What makes this performance even more impressive is that:

1) It was Tiger's first major victory
2) Tiger was trailing by three strokes after the first round

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