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Golf's best miss cut leaving crazy logjam at Open

18 Junio 2017, 04:50 | Martinez Canez

Thomas is 24, Brooks Koepka 27, Tommy Fleetwood 26, and Fowler 28 - causing Fowler to say, "It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow".

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 open golf 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.



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