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How high should we set the bar for Justin Thomas?

Justin Thomas is making waves after his third tournament win in five starts, but do unrealistic expectations await? And how concerned should we be about Rory? Our experts debate all in Four Ball.

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J. Thomas' tally sets 72-hole PGA Tour record

Justin Thomas capped off a historic win in Hawaii by shooting 253 at the Sony Open, becoming the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win back-to-back weeks by three shots or more.

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Storm holds off McIlroy in play-off drama

Eighty-three days after losing his European Tour card by €100, Graeme Storm pipped Rory McIlroy in a play-off to win the South African Open.

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Billy Walters wants insider-trading case dropped

Billy Walters, a renowned sports bettor who is charged with multiple counts of wire and securities fraud, has asked a court to dismiss his insider-trading case, alleging government misconduct.

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Thomas records lowest 36-hole in PGA Tour history (1:20)
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Collins takes Jason Day to task about his pace of play (2:24)
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Woosnam likes choice of Furyk as Ryder Cup captain (1:27)
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McIlory concerned by back injury (1:26)
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PGA chief: Tour to have 'open mind' on gaming

New PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said "there's a lot of opportunity" when it comes to sports betting and that the sports will look at it with "an open mind."

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Put the idea of Ryder Cup player/captain to bed, Jim Furyk (0:45)
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Langer honored as PGA Tour Champions' POY

After winning four times in 2016, and taking his fourth Charles Schwab Cup season points title, Bernhard Langer was honored as the PGA Tour Champions' player of the year for a record sixth time.

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Tiger to play Torrey Pines, Dubai back-to-back

Tiger Woods will play in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines later this month and has committed to play in Dubai the following week. Woods last played in an official event in August 2015.

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Who is ready to make 'The Leap' in 2017?

Golfers, like anyone, need goals. And just like every swing, they differ from player to player. So who's ready to jump into that next echelon of pro?

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The bad news for Rory McIlroy? Out indefinitely with a rib fracture. The good news? It's still January. Decent timing if it's gotta happen.

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Rory McIlroy has a rib injury that is going to keep him out of this week's Abu Dhabi event. Lost in a playoff Sunday in South Africa

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Justin Thomas finished with a score of 253 at the Sony Open, the 72-hole scoring record in PGA TOUR history. The 23-year-old also became the first player to win back-to-back PGA TOUR events by at least 3 strokes each since Tiger Woods in 2009.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

How young are the PGA Tour's stars? From the projected world rankings, with Sony Open winner Justin Thomas jumping up to No. 8, six of the top nine players are all under age 30. And half of the top 10 is 27 or younger. The future is bright, indeed.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Thomas picked up $2.3 million for two weeks in Hawaii. That's nearly a half-million more than Arnold Palmer's earnings in his entire PGA Tour career.