Justin Thomas makes PGA Tour history with first-round 59 in Hawaii

Justin Thomas

Jim Furyk became the first man to shoot 58 on the PGA Tour last year, while Thomas joins five others with rounds of 59

American Justin Thomas has become the youngest man to break 60 on the PGA Tour, shooting an 11-under 59 in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Thomas carded eight birdies, two eagles and a bogey to become the seventh man to shoot under 60 in PGA Tour history.

The 23-year-old eagled his first and last holes, just four days after winning the Tournament of Champions, also in Hawaii.

That victory saw him rise to a career-high world ranking of 12.

  • Thomas and Matsuyama can light up 2017 – Iain Carter

Article source: