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Thomas stretches lead to 7 at the Sony Open

  • 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)

    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)  (The Associated Press)

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

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

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

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

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.

Thomas got into the record with an eagle on his last hole in each of the previous two rounds — a 59 on Thursday, and the 36-hole scoring record Friday. This time, his second shot into the par-5 18th clipped a palm frond and came up well short in the fairway.

He poured in the birdie putt for a 5-under 65 and stretched his lead to seven over Zach Johnson, who kept pace with a 65.

Waialae has been so vulnerable with no wind that Kevin Kisner missed a 9-foot eagle putt that would have given him 59.