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Thomas shoots 63, but Harman leads after Round 3

18 Junio 2017, 04:06 | Gerardo Tarin

The U.S. Open was only his sixth start this year.

McIlroy, who had stumbled through a lacklustre opening round on Thursday, again found the going tough after teeing off on the 10th hole.

After sinking his eagle put on the 18th hole, Thomas ended his round with an overall score of 11-under par and in sole possession of the lead among an extremely crowded field. Rocking a pair of hot pink slacks on Saturday, he made two bogies, nine birdies and an eagle in his record-breaking round.

Justin Thomas knew his shot was good the second he hit it.

It's not the kind of leaderboard that makes someone want to cancel their weekend plans to stay home and watch the last two rounds of the U.S. Open.

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

American Justin Thomas led a charge by early starters up the U.S. Open leaderboard on Saturday, grabbing a share of the third round lead.

The player who turned the U.S. Open into a soap opera of sorts the previous two years won't be around for the weekend this time.

World No.9 Rickie Fowler, who held the halfway lead, earned solo fifth with a 68, with Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim a shot back alone in sixth after also carding a 68.

Fowler's seven birdies were from no more than 12 feet, including three in a row around the turn.

"It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow".

Asked if he would have been able to recover from such a mistake earlier in his career, Casey added: "In my good seasons, yes, but there have been times when I struggled, so probably not!"

"All in all, I've got to be happy", Els said.

If his hot pink trousers were not enough, Thomas finished in style.

"Oh gosh, Jimmy, be good", he said to caddie Jimmy Johnson when the ball was in the air, and it was close to flawless.

There are 23 golfers within four shots of the lead and 42 players under par.

He might need one at this rate. But as the sun rose over Erin Hills, and the forecast was for no rain, Mickelson withdrew.

QUOTEWORTHY: "That means I'm a part of history". "Obviously I have no idea what [Sunday] holds, but I'm more motivated by the way I'm striking the ball". He followed with a victory at the SBS Tournament of Champions in January, then shot 59 en-route to another victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii the following week.

Matsuyama and Reavie each shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the U.S. Open. Then he picked up a birdie on 12 with a 9-footer.

But the work is not done.

It was the first time since the rankings system was launched in April 1989 that the world's top three players have all failed to make the third round of a major.

Rickie Fowler failed to capitalize on the great conditions, shooting a 73 that kept him on the first page of the leaderboard but left him in a three-way tie for second place with Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes. And at this U.S. Open, he showed how a quick recovery is never too far away.

Harman is playing in just his eighth major, and it's only the third time he has made the cut. The cut was at 1-over 145, tying a U.S. Open record set in 1990 at Medinah.



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