Justin Thomas can say he's done something Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus never did - shoot a 59 in an official PGA Tour event.
"It means a lot. Anytime you're in history in any sport or whatever you are doing it's a good thing, and we all know it's the magical number in golf," said Thomas.
Thomas needed eagle at the par-5 9th, his final hole of the day to join the sub-60 club and he did just that, making a 15-footer at the Sony Open Thursday.
"I wasn't thinking a lot, I was just really focused on trying to make the putt. Obviously I knew what it meant if I made it and that was the first time I've had a putt for a 59."
Playing partner and friend, Jordan Spieth mentioned after his round of 65, that he was more excited than his buddy and Thomas felt the same.
"Honestly Jordan and Berg (Daniel Berger) were more excited than I was. That was really cool to me. To do that with two of your best friends and to have them go as crazy as they did was really cool."
The Louisville, Ky., native, is the seventh player to shoot 59 or better, joining Jim Furyk, David Duval, and Stuart Appleby to name a few. However, he admits he began thinking about it before he made the turn at nine.
"It honestly entered my mind on 18 fairway, when I had 8-iron in. You'd think I'm going to make birdie here and I turned at 6 (under-par), and as well as I was driving it, I can go shoot 6- or 7-under on this side and really, really post some history."
With rounds of 67-67-67-69 and 59, in the last week, Thomas is pretty confident in where his game is at going forward.
"I'd say it's pretty good right now." the 23-year-old said with a smile.
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