Justin Thomas enjoys record third round at US Open

Justin Thomas enjoys record third round at US Open

Justin Thomas enjoys record third round at US Open

That was Adam Hadwin's Friday at Erin Hills, where a double bogey at the penultimate hole dropped him off the first page of the U.S. Open leaderboard after two very good days.

A dizzying day of action could be topped on Sunday with six players within three shots of the lead all eyeing their first major.

The American golfer Justin Thomas has created US Open history with the lowest score in relation to par in 117 years of the championship.

Thomas is 2 under on the day and for 4 under for the tournament.

In fact, you have to go down to 19th place to find a victor of a major, Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer, at three under.

"Yeah, 12 under, I'd have about a 10-shot lead in most Opens", he said.

"It's a major, it means a lot to me", Johnson said. So I really could have been through there with just one bogey.

Even at 7,818 yards, almost 4 ½ miles, the kids are having their way, with five players joining Thomas with double-digit under-par totals on Saturday and more than half the remaining field, 42 of 68, lingering on the red side of par.

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"All Jimmy (caddie Jimmy Johnson) and I were trying to do is give ourselves a best chance to make a four". "To shoot a good round like today, I'm certainly looking forward to the weekend". "And it came out nicely".

The thrilling finish vaulted Thomas into the clubhouse lead on 11 under par late in the third round but with numerous contenders still out on the course and threatening to catch him.

"But I'll take exactly where I'm at". "I was excited to shoot 63. So I just need to go home, relax a little bit, hang out with the family and I'll see you at the Open Championship in a month". "I can tell you nobody at this table got caught up".

But Thomas was more focused on the 63 than the par record for the Open. His putting, and the 300-yard fairway shot to eight feet on hole 18 were exceptional. On the 331-yard second hole, his drive was 46 feet short of the hole and, again, he got up and down.

Thomas carded a sensational, nine-under 63 at Erin Hills on Saturday to move firmly into contention at the year's second major. He got down in three from there.

But then, starting at 17, he reeled off five straight birdies. On No. 7, he sank a 15 footer.

Rain is expected Saturday, which should make the greens easy to stick and putt.

He bogeyed the 10th hole when he hit a bad second shot right of the green.

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"Justin played a great round, but he was two, two-and-a-half hours before me".

The American Ryder Cup star then bagged a trio of birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th holes to finish at eight under.

The 24-year-old Louisville native is not new to success.

Matsuyama, at number four the highest ranked player still in the field, starts at five-under along with young South Korean Kim Si-woo, amateur Cameron Champ, PGA Tour rookie Xander Schauffele and veteran Brandt Snedeker.

"It was a good display - all my own fault - but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did on 14", Casey said.

What we didn't know is that this Open would separate so many men from the tournament. "But, obviously, I enjoyed going low".

Harman, bidding to become the first left-hander to win a U.S. Open, is a victor on the PGA Tour this year while Thomas is the world number 13, a three-time victor this season and a member of the exclusive "59" club after breaking 60 at the Sony Open this year.

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