Joaquin Niemann Completes Final Round At Tour Championship In Under Two Hours

Joaquin Niemann Completes Final Round At Tour Championship In Under Two Hours

Joaquin Niemann Fastest Round
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Joaquin Niemann completed his final round at East Lake in 1 hour 53 minutes, beating Kevin Na's previous record by six minutes.

Joaquin Niemann Completes Final Round At Tour Championship In Under Two Hours

Due to Brooks Koepka's withdrawal on Saturday, Joaquin Niemann was forced to play the final round by himself.

Just like Kevin Na in 2016, Niemann decided to make some fun out of the day at a tournament where he was well out of contention.

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Na (opens in new tab), who played his round in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 52 seconds, was actually watching his fellow professional's effort from the range as he prepared for his final round at East Lake.

With cameras following the Chilean's every move, Niemann was three minutes over Na's front nine time of 1 hour 3 minutes.

However, Niemann (opens in new tab) would pick up the pace, with a long range birdie putt at the 15th helping his cause as he scythed down Na's record.

Joaquin Niemann Fastest Round

Na during the 2016 Tour Championship. (Photo by Ryan Young/PGA TOUR)

Despite a bogey at the next, he would close out the final day with two pars, eventually completing it in 1 hour and 53 minutes. The fastest ever round completed at East Lake.

Not only did he complete his round in under 2 hours, but the 22-year-old managed a two-over-par 72, a score 99% of golfers on the planet would be happy with; although, it was two shots shy of Na's 70 in 2016.

There have been previous instances of players getting round the course in quick time.

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In 2017, Wesley Bryan set a record at the BMW Championship (opens in new tab) for the fastest round ever recorded on Tour. The American managed to complete his 18 holes in 1 hour 29 minutes, shooting a two under par round of 69 in the process!

Matt Cradock
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x