• Kyodo


Satoshi Kodaira fell from title contention at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Saturday, dropping from sixth into a tie for 28th following an even-par 70 third round as Justin Thomas increased his lead to seven strokes.

Thomas, who edged Hideki Matsuyama to win the SBS Tournament of Champions the week before, shot a 5-under 65 as he heads into the final round at Waialae Country Club with a sizable lead. Hideto Tanihara was tied for 10th after a four-birdie, one-bogey 67. Matsuyama is a further stroke back in a tie for 16th, also after a 67.

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