Jordan Spieth excited about closing stages of US Open at Erin Hills

  • Jordan Spieth excited about closing stages of US Open at Erin Hills

Jordan Spieth excited about closing stages of US Open at Erin Hills

But the third-round leader at the U.S. Open?

"It's going to be weird", said Justin Thomas, who matched a major championship and U.S. Open record by shooting 63 on Saturday. One example of that was Fowler hitting 3-wood into the green on the 632-yard 18th hole, with a breeze at his back.

Jordan Spieth's little sister was asking more than he could deliver at Erin Hills.

After a spectacular opening day that saw him tie a record with six straight birdies, Hadwin had a more hard Friday, but still did more than enough to guarantee that he will be playing over the weekend. But there's a couple today where I kind of puffed them out there and I'm back there a couple extra clubs.

Thomas, Fleetwood and Koepka ended the day a solitary shot off the pace, while Rickie Fowler and Kim Si-woo were firmly in contention at 10 and nine under respectively.

"I'm going to enjoy my time tonight with my little girl and my wife".

After recent major victories for Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia, many would view Fowler as the best player in the world without a major title.

"And out here I'm just thinking a lot about my stroke, stance, stuff you would rather not be thinking about". Kite says "I don't anticipate this being a bloodletting".

Don't be alarmed to see a few names atop the leaderboard at the U.S. Open that are familiar only to hard-core golf fans. Furyk was never seriously challenged in the final round, and he wound up winning by three shots and matching what was then the U.S. Open record at 272.

Specifically, Reed is producing some memorable shots, like when he holed out on the eighth early in Round 3, per Dan McDonald of the PGA official website: "Following back-to-back birdies on the 6th and 7th holes, Reed took aim at the pin from 50 yards out and found the bottom of the cup". "I'd love to have another one of those", Thomas said.

"I felt like I've been playing pretty well all week and didn't have quite the numbers to show for it", Thomas continued.

It was most apparent when Summerhays drained a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 17.

It doesn't matter how long the course is.

Perhaps making it a bit easier is the knowledge that Erin Hills is nowhere near the suffocating sauna that typically affronts players in this tournament. The first time he's playing in the final group in the final round on one of golf's biggest stages.

Gusts are forecast to pick up on Sunday, when a new major victor appears all but certain to be crowned with none of the top 16 on the leaderboard having previously taken out one of golf's premier strokeplay events.

With new host host Erin Hills, with its wide fairways and relatively slow greens after rain yielding uncharacteristically low scores for a US Open, Thomas became the 29th golfer to shoot 63 in a major championship.

In the midst of his busiest stretch of the year with five straight PGA Tour stops before the Open, Summerhays managed his best finish of the year at the Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio.