Winning on the PGA Tour with no bogeys over 72 holes is, well, rare
By T.J. Auclair
With so many records and so many players in PGA Tour history, it's not easy to find instances where something -- outside of all-time major victories, PGA Tour victories, or aces on par 4s -- has only been accomplished once.
But, when it comes to "winning on the PGA Tour with no bogeys over 72 holes," that's some rarified air.
Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith turned the trick at the 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana. It was an impressive feat, but maybe less-so given that it was a team event. The tournament was played with two rounds of foursomes and two rounds of fourballs (stroke-play, so everything needed to be putted out).
Lee Trevino, six-time major winner, is the only individual to win on the PGA Tour with no bogeys over 72 holes.
The Merry Mex accomplished that remarkable achievement when he won the 1974 Greater New Orleans Open (the same tournament as Blixt and Smith, by the way, but different courses) at Lakewood Country Club.
Trevino would win the tournament by eight strokes over runners-up Ben Crenshaw and Bobby Cole at 21-under 267, thanks to a final-round 65.
After the tournament, Trevino conceded that he had not "hit the ball so solid" for four rounds since the 1968 U.S. Open, which he won at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., the first of his six career major wins.