Golfer Brian Harman leads US Open going into final day

Rufina Vignone
Giugno 19, 2017

In fact you have to look down to 17th place on the leaderboard before you find a major victor in South African Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion. He became the first player to reach 13 under at the U.S. Open in the second round, but double-bogeyed 18 to close at 11 under and with a six-shot lead.

Action concludes on Sunday evening, with another first-time major victor likely to be crowned.

It seems that every time you hear about a new up and comer, they have a friend who is also out there and who might be even better. Tom Kite won his only major.

Miller shot his eight-under 63 in the final round en route to victory in the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont, and he will be more impressed if Thomas, or anyone else in contention, can put together a 63 on Sunday. The final-round average was 77.2, and 20 players shot in the 80s.

Thomas finished his round with a short putt for an eagle 3 on the monster 670-yard par-5 finishing hole. On 18 he flirted with an albatross again.

Fowler didn't go into specifics on what the two were going to do Saturday night but other than to, "have a good time".

But Thomas was more focused on the 63 than the par record for the Open. - Leader Brian Harman reflects on unusual scoring conditions this week.

"A lot of young guys, lot of great players", he said.

Not to be overlooked was Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship last month.

Leading the way is a lefty, but not the Lefty who got all the attention coming into the U.S. Open and who isn't even playing.

Compared to a lot of the up and comers, Rickie Fowler nearly seems like a Tour mainstay, having been around for a while now. "Someone has a very good chance of ending up with their first major tomorrow". Seeing him get the eagle on the last was pretty cool.

Fowler was all over the broadcasts from Rio. "We will sit back and relax", Fowler said.

The one some consider is the best player to win a major, however, is still looking up at a few players. For Reed, they also helped provide confidence in high pressure situations.

The 28-year-world number nine got off to a flying start on Thursday with a seven-under-par 65 but saw his momentum falter on Friday with one-over-par 73.

With its great length, Erin Hills has played to the strength of the long hitters, especially Saturday after overnight rains softened the course. The ball landed on the front of the green just soft enough that it rolled out 8 feet by the hole.

Knowing this has made the players more aggressive as the week has gone on.

Li found the rough with his tee shot on 18 and hacked it out with an eight-iron, but his ball settled into a deep divot on the fairway, before his third shot bounded through the green into more nasty grass, from where he took six more shots to hole out for a 10-over 82 at Erin Hills. McIlroy ran away from the field that year.

"I still have a chance if I can score well (on the final day Sunday)". "I think the biggest thing is the trousers I've been wearing throughout the past couple of years, they're the kind of material that if it rains, they repel water, as well".

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