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Justin Thomas flashes a Hawaiian shaka sign as he holds the trophy after winning the Sony Open golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Thomas breaks scoring records in winning Sony Open

One of the gifts Justin Thomas received from winning the Sony Open was a 106-pound book that was said to be the largest in the world. Contrary to the whispers going around the room at Waialae Country Club, it was not filled with the scoring records he set this week. ...

Justin Thomas drives on the first tee during the final round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Thomas caps off record week with trophy at Sony Open

One last putt. One more record. And two unforgettable weeks in Hawaii for Justin Thomas. Thomas began the Sony Open with a 15-foot eagle putt on his final hole to shoot 59. He ended it Sunday with a two-putt birdie from 60 feet that gave him yet another entry in ...

Justin Thomas reacts to his putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Perfect storm in gorgeous weather for low scores at Waialae

The way Justin Thomas is playing the Sony Open, someone might have to shoot 59 to catch him on Sunday. The way Waialae Country Club is playing, someone could. Jordan Spieth thought he might see a double dose of history in Honolulu. He was playing with Thomas in the opening ...

Justin Thomas drives off the fourth tee during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Thomas stretches lead to 7 at the Sony Open

Justin Thomas has turned the first full-field event of the year into a blowout. With three birdies over the last five holes Saturday in the Sony Open — the last for another entry into the PGA Tour record book — Thomas played bogey-free and shot a 5-under 65 to stretch ...

Kisner a fraction away from another 59 at Sony Open

Kevin Kisner came within a fraction on an inch of another 59 at the Sony Open. Needing an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole Saturday, Kisner hit an 8-iron to 9 feet below the hole for his chance at the ninth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history, and the second ...

Justin Thomas follows his shot on the 17th tee box during the second round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Thomas sets records and moves closer to winning

Justin Thomas put his name in the PGA Tour record book two days in a row. The idea now is to get his name on the trophy. And with each record, that becomes a little easier at the Sony Open. Thomas set the course record Thursday at Waialae Country Club ...

Justin Rose, of England, lines up his putt on the eighth green during the second round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Thomas sets 36-hole record and leads by 5

Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open. One day after his 59 made him only the seventh player in PGA Tour history break 60, Thomas made an 8-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole at Waialae ...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during the 2nd round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rory McIlroy stayed close to the leaders at the SA Open on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 despite hurting his back. The second-ranked Northern Irishman (68) made five birdies on the first six holes of the back nine but bogeyed the final two to finish in a five-way tie for fifth after two rounds. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, file)

McIlroy hurts his back, finishes round at SA Open

Rory McIlroy stayed close to the leaders at the SA Open on Friday despite hurting his back. The second-ranked McIlroy (68) made five birdies on the first six holes of the back nine but bogeyed the final two to finish in a five-way tie for fifth after two rounds. "I'm ...

Thomas will take his 59, and a trophy would be a bonus

Two islands, two big moments to celebrate, and Justin Thomas had to think about which meant more to him. He won at Kapalua, but that won't put him in the record book. Winning a PGA Tour event happens 47 weeks out of the year. And then on Thursday in the ...

Justin Thomas follows his drive off the 11th tee during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Fresh off a victory, Justin Thomas joins the 59 club

Staring over the top of a bunker on his final hole, the prudent play for Justin Thomas might have been to make sure he got out of the sand and avoided a big number. But then, Thomas didn't care about a big number. It was about golf's magic number. "This ...

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