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Justin Thomas shoots 63 in US Open third round

18 Juin 2017

"Give us good weather and good greens, we're going to shoot good scores", said Thomas, who added his third-round 63 to the 59 he shot earlier this year at the Sony Open.

"Those things are bonuses, you know?"

There have now been 31 rounds of 63 posted in a men's major championship. "I just get a little shaky and jittery on putts and that's what happened on 15".

"It doesn't matter how long, how whatever the course is", Thomas said about the longest course in major championship history.

The way the game has been trending, if you're a past major championship victor you're an underdog entering the majors, not a favorite.

Thomas, decked out in shocking fluorescent pink trousers, produced a no less electric performance that featured nine birdies, two bogeys and was capped with a record-smashing eagle at the par-five 18th to complete the best single round in US Open history, in relation to par.

South Korea's Kim Si-Woo was one behind Fowler on nine under after also shooting 68, while three players - Patrick Reed, Russell Henley and Charley Hoffman were on eight under.

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Thomas, pink trousers and all, was just brilliant Saturday.

England's Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood shared the lead on seven under par alongside American duo Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman, the first four-way tie after 36 holes since 1974.

The common denominator among them? "So you can't really compare Erin Hills to the setup at Oakmont". The biggest surprise in the top 10 at the turn is amateur Cameron Champ who's tied-eighth after two rounds; amateurs, who don't make any prize money usually tend to attack golf courses more than the pros who're more likely to play the consolidation game. Every time I've been in majors so far I've put so much emphasis on them and tried so hard at them that I kind of got in my way. "I'm looking forward to my shot at it". "So to be able to do so and have a chance tomorrow is just going to be great".

Nothing felt good to Reed about the 75 he shot Friday, sending him for an immediate post-round session on the practice range.

Unless the USGA backs some tees up to Lambeau Field and hides a couple of pins in that healthy fescue, it seems more likely that the final round will be more of the same - with plenty of low scores, wild lead changes and more uncertainty right up until the bitter end.

"I think since my dad dropped me off at football practice and told me to not be disappointed if I didn't get to play at all", Harman said, drawing laughs. "And my coach said, 'Hey, it's a golf tournament to be won this week, so go out there and shoot a number and get yourself back in the golf tournament'".

Only six players had ever reached 10-under par or lower in the previous 116 U.S. Opens. "Someone has a very good chance of ending up with their first major tomorrow".