2024 PGA Championship By the Numbers: Facts and Stats That Mattered Most in Round 3

The third round of the 2024 PGA Championship is in the books. Here are the numbers that mattered most.
Xander Schauffele watches as Collin Morikawa tees off on Saturday.
Xander Schauffele watches as Collin Morikawa tees off on Saturday. / Adam Cairns-USA TODAY Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The third round of the 106th PGA Championship is complete, with Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele tied for the lead at 15 under par. Here are some of the other notable numbers.

71.274 – Round 1 scoring average (par-71).

71.08 – Round 2 scoring average.

69.55 – Round 3 scoring average, second-lowest in PGA history for a third round (69.50, 2018 Bellerive).

15 – Players heading to Sunday at double-digits under par, the previous most after 54 holes was seven (2006 British Open, 2010 PGA, 2022 British Open).

62 – The day’s low score by Shane Lowry, tying the major championship record.

29 – Score on the front nine by Shane Lowry, the first sub-30 score on any nine in four PGAs at Valhalla and the first 29 in a PGA since Kevin Kisner in 2018 at Bellerive.

T29 – Lowry’s position after 36 holes.

T4 – Lowry’s position after 54 holes.

16 – Players with all three rounds in the 60s.

12 of 13 – Recent PGA Championships won by a player either leading or within two shots after 54 holes.

7 – Shots back going into Sunday for Justin Thomas in winning the 2022 PGA at Southern Hills.

73 – Scottie Scheffler’s score, snapping a season-long streak of 42 consecutive rounds at par or better.

52 – Consecutive rounds at par or better by Tiger Woods in 2000-01, a record.

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