Justin Thomas of Louisville, Ky. had the best round of golf in the history of the U.S. Open on Saturday. In the third round of the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills, Wis., Thomas shot a nine under par 63 to become the first golfer ever to shoot nine under par in a single round at the U.S. Open.
Johnny Miller of San Francisco also shot a 63 at the 1973 U.S. Open at the Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh, however, that round of golf came during a round where the par was 71 and not 72 like Erin Hills. So Miller only had an eight under par for his round.
It has been an outstanding season for Thomas. He has two wins so far this year with the first victory coming at the SBS Tournament of Champions in Maui back on January 8. In shooting a -22, Thomas beat Hideki Matsuyama of Japan by three strokes. Then, a week later at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Thomas dominated the field by beating Justin Rose by seven strokes. However, it will be Thomas's first round that will be remembered most. That is because he shot a remarkable 59.
Amazingly, there was a significant similarity between Thomas's two rounds of golf at Erin Hills and Oahu; in both rounds, he recorded a difficult eagle on the 18th hole.