Thomas Has Record-Shattering Fortnight In Hawaii

Golf is a sport steeped in tradition, so when multiple long-standing records are shattered over the course of four days by an up-and-coming player with boatloads of talent, people should take notice. 

Starting his week at the Sony Open in Hawii by becoming only the seventh man to ever shoot sub-60 on the PGA Tour, Thomas put himself in position to rewrite a number of PGA Tour records if he could continue to play well. Spoiler alert: he did. Thomas followed up his opening-round 59 with a Friday 6-under par 64, which broke the 36-hole PGA Tour scoring record.

A ho-hum weekend of a pair of 5-under par 65s not only lapped the stellar field, besting runner-up Justin Rose by seven shots. A birdie on the 72nd hole also allowed Thomas to put his name on another record: lowest total score in PGA Tour history (253), besting Tommy Armour III’s 254 mark at the 2003 Valero Texas Open. 

Golf Channel senior researcher Justin Ray compiled Thomas’ accomplishments.

Rose’s 20-under par mark won the B Flight, edging Jordan Spieth (-19) by one and Kevin Kisner (-18) and Jamie Lovemark (-18) by two.

The complete Sony Open in Hawaii leaderboard can be found here.


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