Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

No drama this time: DJ bids an early farewell at US Open

No drama this time: DJ bids an early farewell at US Open

Fowler's streak ended at 28 holes, however, when he went just long on the 11th hole and had to chip sideways to have any chance of a reasonable par putt.

Thomas became the fifth player to shoot 63 in the U.S. Open, and the first with a score of 9 under. "It will be a pleasure to go out on a Sunday trying to win a major".

Fleetwood insisted he will not be overawed by being in contention for the first time in a major championship, and he is determined to retain the same mindset he has had over the first three days. Thomas, who had two bogeys on Saturday, birdied Nos.

Spieth, who won the 2015 event, dropped away with a 76 leaving him in 59th at four-over while 2014 victor Kaymer fell to even-par after a 75.

World No.9 Rickie Fowler, who held the halfway lead, earned solo fifth with a 68, with Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim a shot back alone in sixth after also carding a 68.

"It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", the world number nine said. That 9-under number set a new record for lowest single-round score in relation to par in U.S. Open history and tied the low round in terms of score (Johnny Miller shot 8-under 63 in the final round of the 1973 U.S. Open).

Brooks Koepka bogeyed the par-3 sixth after hitting his tee shot near the grandstand and fell to 7 under.

Big hitters Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day were expected to thrive on the wide open fairways of Erin Hills, hosting Wisconsin's first U.S. Open.

"I really haven't been hitting the ball well as of late", Matsuyama said.

"It was a good display - all my own fault - but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did on 14", Casey said.

Fowler will have to play better than he did Saturday to win, and that's saying something.

The last six majors have been won by first-timers, and that cycle has a good chance to continue. "Then clawed all the way back and actually picked up one more to the good by the time we were finished". I just struggled on the greens.

"You'd definitely take it, said Fleetwood, whose previous best finish at the US Open is tied for 27th. But I think we're going to be able see a little more offense and take advantage of some of those scoring opportunities".

Fleetwood continued his consistent form in the third round at Erin Hills and shared the lead with playing partner Brian Harmon after the Englishman made three birdies in four holes from the 12th. "It's just like I said, you've got to keep it in the short grass, out of that fescue, and don't make any bogeys". He's never had a top 25 in a major, and hadn't even played in one since the 2015 PGA Championship until this week.

He floated a wedge shot to three feet to escape with his only bogey of the round.

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