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Justin Thomas keeps up record-setting pace to lead Sony Open by seven shots

Justin Thomas keeps up record-setting pace to lead Sony Open by seven shots

Justin Thomas made a 15-foot birdie putt on his final hole to tie the 54-hole record on the PGA Tour and build a seven-shot lead Saturday at the Sony Open in Hawaii. 

No one has ever lost a PGA Tour event with a seven-shot lead, and Thomas has given no indication that will change. 

His goal was to not drop any shots on another calm day at Waialae, and he wound up stretching his lead as he goes for a sweep of Hawaii. That last birdie putt put Thomas at 22-under 188, tying the mark Steve Stricker set at the 2010 John Deere Classic. 

Thomas got into the record book with an eagle on his final hole in each of the previous two rounds at Waialae — a 59 on...

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