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BREAKING NEWS: Justin Thomas Shoots Seventh Sub-60 Round in PGA Tour History

Justin Thomas may not want to leave Hawaii anytime soon.

One week after the 23-year-old won his third PGA Tour event at the SBS Tournament of Champions, Thomas carded an 11-under 59 in the opening round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii.


His round auspiciously began with an eagle at the par-4 10th when he came up 30 yards short of the green with his tee shot and promptly pitched in to get his day started. Birdies at Nos. 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18 led him to a 6-under 29 on his first side. He then went on to birdie Nos. 1, 2 and 4, making the magic number of 59 a realistic possibility.

Although he made a string of four pars leading up to the reachable par-5 9th, Thomas still had an opportunity to make eagle to break 60. He hit his second shot to 15 feet and then finished his day with this eagle three:

Another angle:

Shooting a 59 may not carry the same weight after Jim Furyk carded a 58 last year at the Travelers Championship, but it is still a rare feat. No PGA Tour player except Furyk has carded a sub-60 round since 2010.  

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