The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut

The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut”

But Thomas is no stranger to records.

However, neither Thomas and Fowler aren't the leader heading into Sunday's final round.

Oosthuizen ran off four birdies on the front nine and made the turn at 4-under par, leaving him only three shots behind.

It's not much different than what USGA executive director Mike Davis said about bringing the U.S. Open to Erin Hills, a course that only opened 11 years ago.

Saturday, there were 18 rounds in the 60s at the par-72 Erin Hills.

Fowler was among those who wouldn't mind seeing the conditions toughen up for the final 18 holes.

And after Haotong Li made a small piece of history Friday by surviving the halfway cut at the U.S. Open, he closed out a frustrating third round with a quadruple-bogey at the par-5 18th on Saturday. If I can make four birdies around here, that would be pretty good.

Casey started eagle-birdie and finished with two birdies over the final four holes for his 66. It came after he chunked a chip, then putted his long birdie attempt off the green and down a steep slope behind the hole.

When he strolled onto the first tee Saturday afternoon to shake hands and grab a few supplies, a young fan a few feet away leaned over the ropes and gasped as if Fowler had just walked on water. Five players were two shots off the lead.

"It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", said Fowler, who has posted six top-10 finishes in majors during his career, including a second place finish at the 2014 US Open. But I couldn't have shot any higher. "Struck it well, had a couple putts that could have gone that didn't, but had a bunch of looks, hit a bunch of greens, and that's what you've got to do to play well around here".

Thomas finished in style, and it had nothing to do with his hot pink trousers.

Hoffman slipped back into a seven-way tie when he missed from 12 feet at the 10th, only for Thomas to grab the advantage by draining a 25-footer at the 17th.

"The weather has been so good", he said. Fowler is staying in a house near the golf course this week with Mr. 63 Thomas and was asked if their will be any tension with both players looking for the first major.

"The finish was awesome".

"I told Jimmy (his caddie) walking up there once I found out we had a putt, I said let's try to become a part of history here".

He might need one at this rate. Regardless of the weather, it didn't take long for the 24-year-old Thomas to understand the significance of his record round.

With new host host Erin Hills, with its wide fairways and relatively slow greens after rain yielding uncharacteristically low scores for a US Open, Thomas became the 29th golfer to shoot 63 in a major championship.

"I played a lot", a smiling Harman said.

"For me, I felt like I've bene playing pretty well all week, and didn't quite have the numbers to show for it". "It sets up really well for me, especially if I'm driving it like I did today".

Harman now stands at 12-under-par for the tournament but is being followed closely by Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood.

Paul Casey is the latest example of how little it takes to record a big number in the U.S. Open. Thomas rolled in an 18-footer that went right to left from the edge of the green.

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