Thomas sets record for best round in U.S. Open history

Posted at 6:13 PM, Jun 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-18 00:24:53-04

Justin Thomas shot a record-setting 63, 9-under par in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday. It's the lowest round score in the 117-year tournament history. 

Thomas hit 9 birdies, one eagle and only two bogeys. He finished the day with an eagle putt on the 18th hole.

"Once I found out we had a putt, I said yeah let's do it, let's try to become a part of history," Thomas said. 

Thomas has never finished better than 18th in a major championship, but his performance today gives him the opportunity to win heading into championship Sunday. 

"It means I have a lot better chance to win the tournament than when the day started," he said.