Justin Thomas shoots lowest turn to standard during US Open with 9-under 63

ERIN, Wis. — What a day for Justin Thomas.

The 24-year-old Thomas eagled a par-5 18th for only a fifth 63 in U.S. Open history. Vijay Singh was a final actor to accomplish a attainment in 2003 during Olympia Fields.

Thomas pennyless a U.S. Open record for low turn in propinquity to par. Thomas’ 9-under 63 was one improved than Johnny Miller‘s 63 in a 1973 final turn during Oakmont.

“I was only perplexing to get to 63, only since we know that’s kind of a sorcery number; 62 is what everybody’s been chasing,” Thomas told Fox Sports after his round. “I had no thought about a propinquity to par, so that was unequivocally a large bonus. …

“It was unequivocally cool.”

Thomas done 6 birdies and one spook on his front 9 in a third turn and capped a day with an eagle, 3 birdies and a spook on a behind nine.

His eagle came on a 667-yard 18th, as Thomas strike a 330-yard expostulate and afterwards knocked his 3-wood to 8 feet and done a putt.

Thomas, who shot a 59 and has 3 victories this deteriorate on a PGA Tour, also changed into a lead with his putt during 18. He is during 11 underneath and was dual shots forward of Charley Hoffman and Tommy Fleetwood during a time.

“Regardless, I’m going to have to play a good turn tomorrow,” Thomas said. “There’s so many guys … we forget what hole we were on, though we only remember looking adult during a leaderboard and there were, like, 9 people during 7 [under], 8 [under] total.”

Thomas might have had one of a some-more interesting birdies of a afternoon during a par-4 fifth. He rolled in an 18-footer that went right to left from a corner of a green, grabbing his dabble and indicating it out to his left only as a round forsaken into a cup.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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