In 1917, James Barnes set a new 72-hole golf record with 283 strokes.
In January of this year, Justin Thomas set the current 72-hole record with 253 strokes at the Sony Open in Honolulu — a full 30 strokes lower than the world record a century ago. That’s an astonishing average of only 3.51 strokes per hole.
Is there any world record from the worlds of sports, athletics, or physicality from 1917 that still stands today?
Super-Golf Among American Players: Professionals and Leading Amateurs Attain Perfection on Many Greens, Even the Casual Competitor Sometimes Gets a Record
From Sunday, October 7, 1917