Yesterday, we talked about players not being able to back up great rounds. It may be the hardest thing on any level to do. Tomorrow we are going to see if some of the greats of the game can back up a great round and at the end of the day earn the right to be called the 2017 United States Open Champion.
The round of the day, maybe the greatest round in major championship history, belonged to Justin Thomas. Thomas shot a -9 63…let me say that again…-9 63 to vault up into 2nd place going into Sunday just 1 shot back. Thomas hit a 299 yard 3 wood into the finishing hole and made an amazing eagle to close off his amazing round. The funny part is he made 2 bogies en route to his round.
Brian Harman has his name atop the leaderboard after 54 holes. He has played his game to get to this point. He has laid up out of the rouge and on the short par 4 today and used his wedge to his strength in posting a great 67 to start his final round at -12 for the week.
Along with Thomas, tied for second are Brooks Keopka and Tommy Fleetwood. Fleetwood was tied for the lead standing on the 18th tee and he made a mess of his short game around the green in making a bogey to drop one shot back.
There were 5 rounds of -7 or better today including Patrick Reed storming his way up the leaderboard with a 65. Reed is tied for 7th just 4 shots back at -8.
Dads Say So there are 16 players within 6 shots of the lead going into Sunday. As we saw today anything is possible from players back in the pack. Sunday is Father’s Day and as tradition gives us the final day of the US Open. To all of the fathers out there we hope you have an awesome day. At the end of the day it is likely someone will be holding that trophy and we know that they will be having a Father’s Day that they will soon not forget!