Justin Thomas Becomes Youngest Man To Shoot 59

Justin Thomas follows his drive off the tenth tee during the first round of the Sony Open

"It was an unbelievable day, and I think I'm going to go to the beach, relax and have a nice dinner, get some sleep and try to go out and shoot another low round tomorrow".

The American registered just one bogey, along with 8 birdies and 2 eagles to add his name as just the seventh man in history to finish a round with less than 60 shots played at a Professional Golfer's Association event.

The 23-year-old started his round with an eagle on the par-four 10th hole and he then bogeyed the 11th, but it was mere blip on an otherwise flawless day as he played the next 16 holes in 10 under at Waialae Country Club.

His only bogey came on his second hole but he entered the turn in 29 with five birdies in his next seven holes while he also picked up shots on the first, second and fourth before a near 15ft putt sealed his history-making moment. "I'll have that on them for now but that was a lot of fun".

Despite his confidence being understandably high given his current form, Thomas said he thought he had blown his chance at the magical score with a poor drive at his final hole. I never had a putt on the last hole on a Thursday mean so much.

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While Thomas was excited with his effort he knows there is a long way to go before he can be confident of racking up his second consecutive win. "So I didn't really know how to react". "To do that with two of your best friends was pretty cool". I'll have that on them for now.

"That's the first time I've had a putt for 59, and who knows if it's going to happen again", he said.

He joined Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, Stuart Appleby, Paul Goydos, Jim Furyk and Davis Duval as the only players to shoot 59 in a PGA Tour round.

Thomas is seeking his fourth USA tour title in just 15 months, having won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia twice as well as the Tournament of Champions where he triumphed at 22-under.

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