Leads


Leads

Most Leads Entering Final Round Converted to a Win
Wins Player
56 Sam Snead
55 Tiger Woods
43 Byron Nelson
41 Ben Hogan
32 Jack Nicklaus
Largest Lead with 18 Holes to Play
Stroke Lead Player Tournament
13 Bobby Locke 1948 Chicago Victory National Open
Sam Snead 1936 West Virginia Closed Pro
11 Gene Sarazen 1927 Long Island Open
10 Tiger Woods 2000 U.S. Open Championship
Gene Littler 1955 Tournament of Champions
Ben Hogan 1945 Portland Open Invitational
Gene Sarazen 1935 Massachusetts Open
Walter Hagen 1920 Florida West Coast Open
Largest Lead Lost with 18 Holes to Play
Stroke Lead Player Tournament Final Round Score
6 Dustin Johnson 2018 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions 77
Spencer Levin 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open 75
Sergio Garcia 2005 Wachovia Championship 72
Greg Norman 1996 Masters Tournament 78
Hal Sutton 1983 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic 77
Gay Brewer 1969 Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic 73
Bobby Cruickshank 1928 Florida Open 80

The Last Time

Last Amateur to Lead After Any Round
Player Tournament Round Finish Position
Paul Dunne 2015 The Open Championship 3 T30
Patrick Cantlay 2011 Travelers Championship 2 T24
Last Amateur to Play in the Final Group of the Final Round
Player Tournament Finish Position
Jared du Toit 2016 RBC Canadian Open T9
Paul Dunne 2015 The Open Championship T30
Last Player to Hold Lead/Co-Lead in First Round as a Professional
Player Tournament Finish Position
Sepp Straka 2019 Safeway Open T46
Jon Rahm 2016 Quicken Loans National T3
Last Player to Hold First-Round Lead/Co-Lead and Miss the Cut
Player Tournament Outright Lead/Co-Lead
Matt Every 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard Shared lead
Vaughn Taylor 2018 THE NORTHERN TRUST Shared lead
Zecheng Dou 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Shared lead
Xinjun Zhang 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Shared lead
Andrew Loupe 2016 Travelers Championship Shared lead
Keegan Bradley 2016 Valspar Championship Shared lead
Danny Lee 2014 Valspar Championship Shared lead
Camilo Villegas 2013 The Honda Classic Outright lead
Jim Renner 2011 Travelers Championship Outright lead
Ben Martin 2011 Northern Trust Open Shared lead
Last Leader/Co-Leader After Any Round to Withdraw
Player Tournament Round Led Reason for WD
Erik Compton 2015 Wyndham Championship 1 Withdrew prior to third round with ankle injury
Hunter Mahan 2013 RBC Canadian Open 2 Withdrew 50 minutes prior to third round when his wife went into labor