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Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills

Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills

Playing in the final group with Harman will be Thomas, who is almost as small but one of the longest hitters in the game.

More startling than the low scores was smoke rising from about a half-mile away when a commercial blimp, not affiliated with the tournament, crashed into a field and burst into flames. They are one and two shots respectively, behind leader Brian Harman. Fowler is within two strokes of the lead at minus-10.

"That means I'm a part of history", Thomas told reporters. I don't know what else it was. "If I wake up with the same feelings on Sunday I'm going to have a chance". There are 42 players under par at Erin Hills heading into Sunday and Justin Thomas put an exclamation mark on the day by making an eagle at the 18th hole to shoot a nine-under 63. "It means I have a lot better chance to win the tournament than I did when the day started", Thomas said.

MELL: Patrick Reed. Now that he may finally have figured out how to get his Captain America mojo going in a major, he looks risky. "And it came out nicely".

For all his good work, the Englishman needed a ideal pitch shot to save his round. I'd love to have another one of those. "I was excited to shoot 63". I had no idea that nine-under was the best ever in an Open, so that was pretty cool once I saw my card. He might be overshadowed in his final-round pairing by Captain America Patrick Reed, but he has the potential to go low and get into the thick of contention even though he's four behind Harman. He got down in three from there. The only disappointment was a three-putt bogey from 35 feet on the final hole.

Fowler's seven birdies were from no more than 12 feet, including three in a row around the turn.

This won't be a U.S. Open final round where you can focus in on one pairing and expect the victor to be one of those two.

He bogeyed the 10 hole when he hit a bad second shot right of the green.

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He'd made nine birdies and the eagle. Make four, get out of there and post a great number.

Then there was the Par-5 18th hole.

The 54-year-old Australian snapped back: "New you were a money guy". An analysis of Champs' stats over the first two days throw up an interesting insight into what's worked for him at Erin Hills.

Erin Hills is, for the record, the longest course ever to host the US Open. The world No50 heads the leaderboard at 12 under after a third round of 67.

"It was a good save", Fleetwood said. "It was a good bogey". He missed a short birdie putt on 18.

"I'm motivated by the fact that I've made a plan and I've stuck to the plan so far", Harman said. "I had no idea about the relation to par, so that was definitely a big bonus".

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


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