Justin Thomas continued to be the man on the PGA Tour this year as he set all kinds of records in his win at the Sony Open.
Thomas made it a Hawaiian Double with wins at both the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony. And he did it in style becoming the youngest player to shoot 59, followed it with a 64 and then put up matching 65’s on the weekend to win by seven shots .
In doing so he set the PGA Tour 72 hole scoring record with an astonishingly low 27 under par.
To say he is in a groove doesn’t do his game justice. He lead the field in driving distance (309.6) and Strokes Gained off the tee and was second in Strokes Gained Putting. That will get you plenty of wins…on any tour.
Consider his 2016-17 season. At the start of his season (in October) he went T8, won the CIMB Classic, T23, won the Tournament of Champions and dominated the Sony. Three wins in his four last starts…very impressive.
Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel says Thomas rebounded from the “worst week of his life” following the loss of his beloved Alabama in the National Championship Game to gut it out for his win.
The crew at the SI Group “Breaks down Thomas’s record setting week.”