Justin Thomas, pink trousers and all, drains incredible putt at US Open

Laura Christensen
June 18, 2017

The most impressive shot of his round was a insane sideways birdie putt from the fringe on the par-4 No. 5 hole.

Thomas birdied No. 17 to reach 63 and take the outright lead. After a birdie on No. 12 from a downhill lie in the fescue after his tee shot, Thomas hit an unbelievable 288-yard 3-wood at the reachable par-4 15th, missing the 6-foot eagle putt and settling for birdie.

Scoring has been surprisingly low all week, but Thomas' nine birdies and an eagle helped him become just the second player in U.S. Open history (Johnny Miller 1973) to shoot a 63.

As a result of his outstanding performance, Thomas was 11 under for the tournament and led by two from Charley Hoffman and Tommy Fleetwood, who still had plenty of holes to play.

And then came 18, and what will be undoubedtly remembered as one of the best pressure shots Justin Thomas has ever hit.


Watch the actual broadcast coverage highlights of Thomas playing the 18th hole.

"All we were trying to do was give ourselves a best chance to make a four, get out of there and post a great number, so those things are bonuses". I had 310 yards to the hole, but it was downwind so I knew if I hit it solid, I could definitely get it there.

When we spoke to Justin Thomas earlier in 2017, he had already shot a 59 and won three titles (two of which were back-to-back) this season.

It may have been just Saturday at the US Open, but Thomas will more than likely be up there in one of, if not the final group tomorrow. A 62, I guess, is what everyone has been chasing [in majors]. But Thomas was quick to say that he'd never go there.

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