[PHOTO: Patrick Smith]

Xander Schauffele broke a major championship scoring record in winning the 2024 PGA Championship at 21-under-par. But he was far from alone when it came to going low at Valhalla.

In fact, the field’s cumulative score in relation to par broke a PGA Championship record as well. And it wasn’t even close.

Thanks to stats guru Justin Ray for sharing this mind-blowing tally:

Pretty crazy, huh? That’s a LOT of red.

To put it in further perspective, Bryson DeChambeau became the first person to ever shoot 20-under in a major and lose. Heck, he couldn’t even get into a playoff at that number.

Only four of the 78 players who made the cut finished over par. And the Friday cutline itself was one-under.

Yeah, yeah, the “par is a construct” people will have their say, but the bottom line is that we just witnessed the all-time birdiefest at a major.