Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky. smiles as he waves to the crowd after sinking a putt for eagle on hole No. 18 Saturday afternoon during the third round of the US opengolf tournament at Erin Hills in the town of Erin. Vijay Singh was the last player to accomplish the feat in 2003 at Olympia Fields. He became the fifth player to shoot 63 in a U.S. Open and the first player at 9 under.
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McIlroy birdied four of his last six holes at Erin Hills to improve seven shots on his opening 78, but still missed the cut by four shots.
Reed shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the U.S. Open, equaling the low total of the tournament.
The rounds of the day were turned in by Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie, who equaled Fowler's 65 on Thursday.
The Wisconsin native is a fan favorite in the first Open in his home state.
Forecasts predict some stronger winds for Sunday's final round, which is something players haven't had to face thus far this week.
From that near meltdown, he hit the next wedge to 3 feet and made the putt to save a 6. He shot a 69 and was at 2-under 214.
Just about everything already has at Erin Hills. There were five players in double digits Saturday at Erin Hills.
No one is talking about him, but Sergio Garcia is still in this U.S. Open, and the ridiculous dream of a calendar Grand Slam is still alive. Thomas rolled in an 18-footer that went right to left from the edge of the green. Johnson capped off this collective failure with a late collapse on the back nine at Erin Hills, making three bogeys over a five-hole stretch and closing with a 73.
The 21-year-old Kim is charging up the leaderboard in the second round of the U.S. Open.
Rickie Fowler, Jamie Lovemark and J.B. Holmes were all one shot back, followed by a group of five at 5 under, including amateur Cameron Champ.
Spieth, who won the 2015 event, dropped away with a 76 leaving him in 59th at 4-over while 2014 victor Kaymer fell to even-par after a 75.
Harman, bidding to become the first left-hander to win a US Open, is a victor on the PGA Tour this year, while Thomas is the World No 13, a three-time victor this season and a member of the exclusive "59" club after breaking 60 at the Sony Open this year.
With numerous world's top golfers out of the field, several non-household names and up-and-comers took advantage of softer conditions provided by overnight rain and an absence of wind. "Fortunately, I was able to keep it at 7".
The lead, however, belonged to Savannah's Brian Harman, a former Georgia golfer. He bogeyed the 11th, 12th and 13th holes and missed a short birdie putt on the par-five 14th.
The 2009 British Open victor made his first appearance at the U.S. Open in three years, having secured a qualifying spot at the Columbus, Ohio, sectional. He shot 72 in the third round for an 8-under 202. Kaymer is 4 strokes off a lead held by four men who've never won a big one.
French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko shocks Caroline Wozniacki
Both players were gleaming with joy after the match as they face what could be the best gift or a birthday heartbreak on Thursday. She was playing her third consecutive French Open quarter-final on Tuesday and is now into her second semi in three years.
Harman leads US Open by 1 shot heading into final round
Reigning Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim is lurking at 9 under. "Next week is for totally different purposes". When asked, Harman said that he plays with a proverbial chip on his shoulder. "Definitely had some mojo out there".
Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller
In the marines, they are life and death situations and we took as much as we could from the game and stood up to be counted. But one lapse of concentration has cost us in the end and instead of getting three points we got one .
India and Pakistan face off in dream cricket final
For instance, if one bets Rs 100 on India , and Virat Kohli's team wins, one will get back around Rs 147, according to Betfair. India's hockey coach Roelant Oltmans says the India-Pakistan hockey match will be on during the cricket final's lunch break.
London fire: 58 presumed dead, say police
Her statement came the same day the British Police said at least 58 were feared to have died in the Grenfell Tower blaze . When the prime minister visited the west London site of the fire on Thursday she spoke only to emergency services.
58 missing, presumed dead in London fire
A police-led investigation into the fire is now ongoing and it is likely to be some time until the inquiry takes place. Sky News reports hundreds of people have joined the protest outside Kensington Town Hall.