Justin Thomas gave an outstanding performance at the tournament at the beautiful Waialae Country Club, Oahu, Hawaii to take a seven-shot victory ahead of Justin Rose to win the Sony Open on Sunday.
Justin Thomas shot a blistering first-round 59 on Thursday and then went on to close the match on Sunday 15th with a final round of 66. He finished the tournament with an impressive 27-under par total of 253. This was not only good enough to clinch the 2017 Sony Open, it also set a new 72-hole record for the PGA Tour, breaking the previous record by one shot.
The 23-year old took home a cheque for $1,080,000 and the win, on the back of his first place win at the SBS Tournament of Champions at last week on Maui, Hawaii improved his world ranking by four positions taking him to 8th in the world. This is an amazing race up the world rankings considering he ended the month of December 2016 at 22nd in the world! He now trails only: Jason Day (1st), Rory McIlroy (2nd), Dustin Johnson (3rd), Henrik Stenson (4th), Jordan Spieth (5th), Hideki Matsuyama (6th) and Adam Scot in 7th position. he is also the youngest player (by a remarkable fours years) to break 60.
The delightful Waialae Country Club is located just seven miles southeast of Honolulu on the attractive southern coast of Oahu, Hawaii. It is an amazing place to visit and one of the most beautiful locations in the world to play golf. If you want to experience world-class golf at its best, then it does not get much better than the SBS Tournament of Champions on Maui or the Sony Open on Oahu. Either tournament is definitely a wonderful experience for any golfing enthusiast – so starting saving now!