Justin Thomas enjoys record third round at US Open

When we spoke to Justin Thomas earlier in 2017, he had already shot a 59 and won three titles (two of which were back-to-back) this season.

However, Thomas bettered those performances with a remarkable 63 that saw him become the first player to complete a U.S. Open round in nine under par.

American Justin Thomas equalled the lowest score in major championship history in stunning fashion to surge into contention for the US Open at Erin Hills. Johnny Miller had been the only other player to shoot 63 in a major, shooting an 8-under tally in the final round of the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. He was a member of the Tide's 2012 National Champion team.

During his historic Saturday run to get himself at the top of the leaderboard at the US Open, the 24-year-old used some of his skills he must have acquired from mini-putt at the par-4 fifth hole at Erin Hills.

"The six-iron I hit into three was one of the best shots I've hit".

His 11 of 14 fairways hit and 14 of 18 greens in regulation were very good, but not great. After a birdie on No. 12 from a downhill lie in the fescue after his tee shot, Thomas hit an fantastic 288-yard 3-wood at the reachable par-4 15th, missing the 6-foot eagle putt and settling for birdie. "You've got a ball for me?" the elder Thomas said.

It may have been just Saturday at the US Open, but Thomas will more than likely be up there in one of, if not the final group tomorrow.

Thomas led by two when he signed his card, although Tommy Fleetwood and Brain Harman duly closed the gap to one. "But it isn't a U.S. Open course that I'm familiar with the way it was set up".

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