Kite looks back on windy final round at Pebble

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 19, 2017

"That means I'm a part of history", he said. "I'd love to have another one of those".

But the record-setting performance has him on the verge of his first major championship if he is able to build off the momentum he established in Saturday's third round.

The race for low amateur at the U.S. Open is down to Cameron Champ's last two holes.

"But I'm confident that I am prepared for whatever happens", he added, "whether something bad happens or something good happens - I'll just rely on that confidence".

Conditions for the final round are expected to be the windiest they have been all week and leader Harman, who posted a five-under-par 67 on Saturday, believes he is well-equipped to deal with the increased wind. Thomas capped his sensational round with an eagle after landing a 3-wood on the 18th green.

Justin Thomas, wearer of sweet pink trousers and nailer of wild curving birdie putts, set a PGA Tour record with his 9-under 63 on Saturday, the lowest score in relation to par in the history of the U.S. Open.

American Justin Thomas equalled the lowest score in major championship history yesterday - shooting nine-under. But I'm just so excited to give myself a great chance to win this golf tournament.

"Today I felt really good, played really well". He made an eagle on his final hole at the Sony Open in January to shoot 59, and he went on to break the PGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record.

"You never know how the USGA is going to set it up tomorrow", he said.

Fleetwood overtook Thomas for the lead with a birdie at 15 and missed an opportunity to get to 13 under when his birdie putt on the par-3 16th hole rolled over the left lip of the cup.

"It was definitely conducive for good scores today".

"If someone shoots 9-under tomorrow in the top few (players), then I will have to shoot 10-under, I guess", Fleetwood said. "For one, the greatness of my round is the 63 in the last round of the U.S. Open to win by one", Miller, 70, told the Golf Channel.

But birdies will be harder to come by on Sunday with winds gusting from 25-30 miles per hour (40-48 kph), bending flag sticks and moving balls over hardening greens. And I think that's a testament to the set-up of the golf course, that when you set up a golf course in a fair manner and the weather is good, the scores are going to be low. It just was trying to take advantage of the opportunities I had and when it was a tougher hole or tougher pin, just come take my medicine or make a par.

But the work is not done.

Kaymer got the good end of the draw when rain arrived at Pinehurst No. 2, and he opened with rounds of 65-65 to reach 10-under 130 and build a six-shot lead going into the weekend.

NOTEWORTHY: None of the top 18 players on the leaderboard have won a major.

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