Throwback Thursday: Thomas becomes youngest player ever to shoot 59January 11, 2018 The Scoop
Justin Thomas started 2017 as he meant to go on. Little did the golfing world know it was only a sign of things to come
Justin Thomas headed into the Sony Open in good spirits following victory the week before at the Tournament of Champions as the Hawaiian swing got into full flow.
But, we’re not even sure he could’ve predicted what was about to happen on the opening day of proceedings at Waialae Country Club.
There was to be no burnout here…
Just four days on from victory in Kapalua Justin Thomas got hot, and he stayed seriously hot.
The 23-year-old became the youngest player on tour to shoot 59 and broke all sorts of records in the process. Playing alongside friends Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger the Kentucky native just couldn’t miss.
Thomas made eight birdies, two eagles and a recorded just one bogey during his round. Not a bad day at all…
An eagle … for 59 … BANG!
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 12, 2017
With the round in the books, let’s take a look at the records he set (courtesy of Justin Ray):
- Youngest in PGA Tour history to shoot sub-60 round
- Second ever to make eagle on last hole for 59 (David Duval, 1999)
- First player in PGA Tour history with multiple eagles in a sub-60 round
- Made one bogey. Jim Furyk is the only other player to shoot 59 (2013 BMW) with a bogey on the card