Justin Thomas Wins in Hawaii…Again!
Honolulu, Hawaii – After a big win at the Tournament of Champions last week at Kapalua, Justin Thomas picked up right where he left off. This time it was on the island of Honolulu at Waialae Country Club, Thomas started off with an eleven under par 59 to set the stage for an impressive wire to wire victory. Thomas’ 27 under par total of 253 set the PGA Tour 72 hole scoring record topping Tommy Armour III’s 254 total at the 2003 Texas Open. After his opening 59, Thomas shot rounds of 64-65-65).
The romp around Waialae amounted to a seven-shot victory over Justin Rose (-20) and eight over Jordan Spieth (who shot a final round 63 on Sunday). Chez Reavie who finished tied for eighth at -16 shot a final round 61 on Sunday.
Afterward, Thomas reflected on the week, “I played some great golf, I’m really excited where my game is at and how comfortable I’m feeling while I’m out there. This win meant a lot because of how I did it, my first wire to wire win. I had a hard time getting focused today, I was nervous out there . . . first time feeling like that in a longtime. To be able to handle it the way I did, I’m very proud of.”
The 23-year-old Kentucky native has now moved ahead of the FedEx Cup standings as the tour heads to California.
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