Justin Thomas continued his dominance over the rest of the field at the Sony Open in Hawaii with a bogey-free 65 to take a seven-shot lead into Sunday’s final round at Waialae Country Club.
Thomas, who shot a 59 on Thursday, birdied three of his final five holes today to tie the 54-hole PGA Tour record of 188 held by Steve Stricker at the 2010 John Deere Classic.
He will be paired with 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and two-time major winner Zach Johnson for the final 18 holes and needs to shoot 67 or better to break Russell Henley’s Sony Open record of 24 under set in 2013.
Johnson shot a 65 and is seven shots back at 15 under with Rose one of three golfers at 14 under.
Kevin Kisner, who eagled his final hole Friday just to make the cut, missed a 9-foot eagle putt on his finishing hole today to miss out on become the eighth player to record a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour.
Kisner made 10 birdies to shoot a 60 and jump 64 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for sixth place at 13 under. World No. 5 Jordan Spieth shot a 4-under 66 and is alone in ninth place at 12 under.
Jared Sawada, a Mililani and Hawaii alum, shot a 71 and is 5 under. He was the only local golfer to make the cut.