Justin Thomas leads the way in Tournament of Champions

Justin Thomas of United States in action during round two of the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club on October 30, 2015
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American Justin Thomas heads into the final day of the Tournament of Champions with a two-shot lead.

Justin Thomas has taken the lead on day three of the Tournament of Champions after shooting three straight 67s.

The American holds a two-shot lead over Japan's Hideki Matsuyama following his hat-trick of birdies in Hawaii.

Thomas's US compatriots William McGirt, Jimmy Walker and Ryan Moore ended day three tied in third place on 14-under.

Meanwhile, world number one Jason Day is currently off the pace, with the Australian lying in 13th place after carding a three-under 70.

Scotland's Russell Knox also has ground to make up heading into the final round, ending day three seven shots off the lead.

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