The one-under-par total was a substantial improvement on Thursday's six-over-par 78, but with the cut projected at one-over-par, it was too little, too late for the popular Northern Irishman. He went from pouring putts into the center of the cup to burning the edges, and his 39 on the back nine cost him the lead, though not his chances of breaking through for that first major.
England'sTommy Fleetwood has been putting beautifully at the U.S. Moments later, he began a run of five straight birdies that put him right where he wanted to be going into the weekend.
"Obviously, an awesome day, " said Thomas, a Louisville native who played his college golf at Alabama. I knew going into it that it was either going to go in or be close to going in. I've just got to keep going.
"It was a good display, all my own fault, of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did on 14", Casey said.
An eagle that completed a 9-under 63, the lowest score to par in the history of this tournament.
And it is another milestone in a remarkable start to 2017 for Thomas.
Thomas has had a breakout season on the PGA Tour, winning three times before February, including consecutive titles in Hawaii in January.
Yet Johnson was forced to bide his time for the next six holes, unable to convert the few birdie chances that came his way.
"A lot of young guys, lot of great players", he said. "I got in a hazard on one".
American Chez Reavie also scored 65 on a day when Erin Hills failed for the most part to bare its fangs.
With the picturesque par-72 course set up at a monstrous 7,845 yards, Erin Hills had been expected to live up to the US Open's billing of being the toughest test in golf. "Whether it's 20-under or 20-over, as long as [USGA officials] want a good tournament and an action-packed leaderboard".
Thomas finished in style, and it had nothing to do with his hot pink trousers. He landed the ball perfectly on the fringe of the green and it rolled just past the hole for a makeable eagle putt. This is his third try at the U.S. Open and the first time he has made the cut.
"If you're not hitting it well, it's still hard to hit it under par, " Thomas said.
Miller first saw Erin Hills last summer and watched enough coverage this week to detect something he couldn't recall from his era. If somebody does it tomorrow to win the U.S. Open by one, that's the specialness of my round. The scores are low, but we're playing well.
Federal Reserve again raises its key interest rate
Hiking interest rates is a tool that policy makers use to keep the economy from overheating or to dampen a bubble. Meanwhile, the rate of inflation over the past 12 months has slowed to 1.9% in May from 2.7% just in February.
The first real midweek team selected
Luckless Scotland fullback Hogg collided accidentally with Conor Murray's elbow in Saturday's 12-3 win over the Crusaders . "The players are really happy with the way the tour is progressing and how we're developing as a team".
Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition
Before James Hodgkinson left his home in Belleville, Ill., in March, he sold almost everything he owned from his businesses. The game has been held most every year since, interrupted by major events such as the Great Depression and World War II.
CWS: LSU scores twice in the eighth to beat Florida State
We lost once again, like Dan (McDonnell, Louisville head coach) just said, $11 million worth of signing bonuses off our club. When I grew up, and I've seen some insane things, but I never saw a guy score from first base on a strikeout.
Record tumbles at US Open
He then drilled a 300-yard second shot to around eight feet before rolling in his eagle putt to roars from the galleries. Women's Open away from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., about 45 miles west of New York City.
India wins the toss and chooses to bowl
It was under Dhoni's leadership that India had defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy in 2013 to lift the title. For Pakistan , if Amir is back, promising Rumman Raees , who had such a good game against England, will have to sit out.