Junio 22, 2017

Thomas sets US Open record, sits one stroke back of lead

19 Junio 2017, 04:46 | Gerardo Tarin

But about an hour after his final putt, as the size of his accomplishment sank in and everything it meant began to dig into Koepka, he conducted a remarkable long mass interview in which he opened up so much, was so frank and interesting, that the Man of No Emotion who won the U.S. Open was replaced by a vastly more interesting person - that is to say, the real Koepka. In the first round, 44 players broke par, a tournament record for the opening session.

Winning on the Japan tour, one win here in the United States. and now the U.S. Open champion.

There were 18 rounds in the 60s, starting with one for the record book.

Only McIlroy and Tiger Woods had previously finished double digits under par in the game's toughest test, while no runner-up had ever managed such a total.

But he had to settle for a tie for second with Harman, four strokes back of the champion.

But a couple of chances slipped narrowly by before his troubles at the 12 and he never regained momentum, eventually dropping back to where he started after visiting the sand off the par-three 16 tee. At this year's Masters, he entered the final round trailing by one but shot a 76 and was far from the drama between Garcia and Justin Rose. I felt like it was the lowest I could have shot. I don't know what I'm going to feel tonight, if I'm going to sleep well. "I got hot with the putter for a while". Gaining nearly as much attention as his round was Thomas' pink trousers.

"The finish was awesome".

"I just couldn't stand the fact that I had only won once" on Tour, he said.

He might need one at this rate.

After days of being humbled, Erin Hills turned nasty for the final round as heavy winds pummelled the links-style layout adding an intriguing wrinkle to the year's second major. It's been set up very fair and Thomas isn't the only player to prove good shots can be rewarded.

"When I saw it was about seven feet away I knew maybe we had a chance of history". I thought I played pretty solid on Tuesday. "I've just got to keep going". He followed that up with birdies on the next three holes. The next year, he earned a spot in the U.S. Open through a qualifier in England, and his tie for fourth at Pinehurst No. 2 helped him earn a card on the PGA Tour. It took a hard turn to the right and rolled in. Thomas capped his sensational round with an eagle after landing a 3-wood on the 18th green. Of all his birdies, that 8-foot par putt might have been as big as any. Despite dropping out of a share of the lead, Fleetwood will take the same mindset into today's final round as he remains in contention of a major championship that he said would be life-changing. "When you give us soft greens, good greens and not much wind, you know there are going to be some good scores".

But the work is not done.

He became the fifth player to shoot 63 in a U.S. Open and the first player at 9 under.

Koepka has just one win on the PGA Tour, but now has five top tens and a win in 14 career major championships as a professional. He shot a Sunday 66 and was in the clubhouse at 12-under par more than an hour before the leaders. Back when he was winning the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2003.

Harman is playing in just his eighth major, and it's only the third time he has made the cut.

Thomas' 63 is the first 9-under-par round in U.S. Open history, eclipsing Johnny Miller's 8-under 63 in 1973. "First cut made [at the U.S. Open], too, so we're breaking down all kinds of barriers", said the 30-year-old from Georgia.

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