Justin Thomas Sets PGA 72-Hole Mark
Justin Thomas is so hot, he’s burning up the PGA record books.
Thomas won the Sony Open in Hawaii last week by shooting a 253, breaking the 14-year-old record for a 72-hole score set by Tommy Armour III (254 at the 2003 Texas Open). He also tied Steve Stricker’s 54-hole record of 188.
Thomas is the second player ever to win the Hawaii tournaments back to back, joining Ernie Els, who did it in 2003. He’s only the third player to start the PGA season with three wins in five events, joining Tiger Woods – who did it three times – and Johnny Miller, who did it twice.
Thomas jumped into the top 10 with the string of wins, up to No. 8 from No. 12. He has climbed 14 spots from No. 22 at the end of 2016.