A U.S. Open short on big names and a leaderboard that at times seemed like a phonebook of random people found a bright star Saturday under a partially cloudy sky at Erin Hills.
Justin Thomas made history when he shot a 63, a nine-under-par score that was the lowest relative to par in U.S. Open history. And the 63 tied the Open mark set by Johnny Miller at Oakmont in 1973, and equaled by by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf (1980) and Vijay Singh (2003).
As good as that round was, Thomas has not run away with the tournament. In fact, he’s not even leading after three rounds.
Brian Harman has a one-shot lead at 12 under. Tied with Thomas at 11 under are Brooks Koepka and...