The third round of 117th U.S. Open was full of surprises and record-breaking shots. Justin Thomas began Saturday at 2 under par, shot the fifth 63 in championship history and trails by one stroke entering Sunday’s final round.
Brian Harman grabbed the third round lead, but Thomas took the show away with his record-breaking shot 9-under 63. Thomas, one of the smaller players on the PGA Tour, is well known for getting every inch of power out of his slight frame.
Thomas carded 11-under through 54 holes. While, later in the day, lefty Brian Harman overtook him and finished 12-under for the outright lead through 54 holes. Harman led by one over Thomas, Brooks Koepka, and Tommy Fleetwood.
Brian Harman shot a 5-under-par 67 for a 54-hole total of 12-under 204. Harman is vying to become the championship’s first left-handed champion and the fourth U.S. Junior Amateur winner to hoist the U.S. Open Trophy, joining Johnny Miller, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.
Harman and Thomas will tee off in Sunday’s final pairing at Erin Hills.
Patrick Reed produced the fourth 65 of the week to move into a tie for seventh at 8-under 208 with Russell Henley (67) and Charley Hoffman (68).
Fowler (68-206) and Si Woo Kim (68-207), the winner of this year’s Players Championship, are alone in fifth and sixth, respectively.
Depending on the weather – and the forecast is calling for winds – Sunday’s final round will bring some high action drama at the beautiful Erin Hills. The coverage starts at 8.30 pm IST on DSPORT.