Golf WorldJanuary 13, 2017

Sony Open: Thomas still leads by five

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 13:  Justin Thomas of the United States putts on the 11th green during the second round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 13, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 13: Justin Thomas of the United States putts on the 11th green during the second round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 13, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Justin Thomas posted a six-under par 64 on Friday following his opening-round 59 at Waialea Country Club and leads the Sony Open in Hawaii by five strokes.

Thomas, who is seeking a second straight victory and third of the season, is 17-under par 123, setting a PGA Tour record for the low score over the opening 36 holes.

Gary Woodland shot a second-straight six-under par 64 and is in second place, trailing by five.

Hudson Swafford, Zach Johnson and Justin Rose are tied for third at 10-under par 130, seven back. Johnson had the best round of the day, a nine-under par 61.

Thomas' playing partners for the second straight day, Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger, shot three-under 67s and are nine strokes back.

Meanwhile, Hawaiian native Tadd Fujikawa, a Monday qualifier, missed the cut.


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