Justin Thomas ties US Open Tournament record with 63 in third round

Taylor Byrd
June 18, 2017

Already one under for the day after four holes, Thomas found the target with a remarkable putt that broke at a 90-degree angle.

Playing the massive final hole, Thomas hit a 330-yard drive leaving 299 yards to the hole. Thomas matched the feat by splitting 11 (of 14) fairways, hitting 14 greens in regulation and taking 25 putts.

The 24-year-old's score is the lowest in relation to par in the history of the US Open, surpassing the eight-under 63 carded by Johnny Miller to win at Oakmont in 1973.

Westwood had bogeyed the third and fifth before a superb tee shot on the 239-yard sixth - which played as the most hard hole on Thursday - set up a birdie from 18 feet.

Louis Oosthuizen was five under for his round and the tournament through 13 holes, while Charley Hoffman birdied the first two to sit one off the lead at six under. Once again he called after his three-wood, this time to his caddie.

American golfer Justin Thomas acknowledges the crowd after carding a US Open record round of 63 at Erin Hills, Wisconsin. Thomas got his 63 by getting an eagle on the 18th hole.

"I wasn't as nervous as 15, I really just tried to feel it and get it in".

Add Justin Thomas to the list of golf greats below. "And I wouldn't have been able to do that without that rain last night, so I guess I'm thankful for that".

Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf shot 63 in the first round of the 1980 U.S. Open at Baltusrol in New Jersey, while Vijay Singh shot 63 in the second round of the 2003 Open at Olympia Fields in IL. But Thomas was quick to say that he'd never go there.

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