Fleetwood: 'Pictured winning the US Open a lot'

Lynette Rowe
June 18, 2017

"To be a part of history at a major, all the best players in the world have played this event".

The bogey left him with a 4-under 68 for the day and a three-way tie for second place at 11 under - tied with Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, and one shot behind Brian Harman. "We get to go home today because Daddy played poorly".

Oosthuizen ran off four birdies on the front nine and made the turn at 4-under par, leaving him only three shots behind. He finds himself in prime position to chase his first major victory on Sunday. Wanting to make 4 and knowing the front bunker would be a fine place from which to make one, he almost chose to "roast" a draw 2-iron. Harman made a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to hold off Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez by a stroke.

At Rancho Mirage in early April, Thompson was given the four-shot penalty with six holes to play in the final round.

Robert Streb was the last golfer to shoot 63 at the majors during the 2016 US PGA Championship. "Justin Thomas is a streak player and I was a streak player". "The golf course is actually really handsome".

To think, when the US Amateur Championship was played at Erin Hills in 2011, the highly-touted Thomas was beaten in the fourth round by a Lancastrian, Jack Senior.

"Showed up for the last six holes, anyway", said the four-times major victor, who made four birdies on his second nine, including his finishing hole, the par-three ninth. By late Saturday, it had yet to truly sink in for father or son.

"It's been the best preparation going into a major, I felt like, in my career, which is playing in majors and knowing what I needed to do to prep for a tournament such as this", Day said. Dad handed his son a sawed-off club at age 2.

By contrast, Thomas hit 14 of 18 greens, and also missed three fairways.

"I wish he was calling it just to hear what he would have said", replied the 24-year-old. It's insane. It's just what he does.

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World No.9 Rickie Fowler has relinquished the lead during through the second round of the US Open on Friday.

"This week I've been working with my coach, just sitting there and thinking, all right, let's go out and try to make a good golf swing and try to make a good putt".

Greg Norman and Vijay Singh did it twice, for 31 rounds of 63 in total.

There were several key points in Thomas' round. "And when you're staring a 7 or 8 in the face, then you save the 6, it doesn't feel so bad". Rocking a pair of hot pink slacks on Saturday, he made two bogies, nine birdies and an eagle in his record-breaking round. Instead, it vanished into the hole.

Koepka had the lead until he turned a birdie chance into a bogey on the par-5 first hole after making the turn. He shot 68 and was only three back. Saturday, he played well again, but converted a few more putts, stayed mostly out of trouble and shot 10 shots lower. It dropped him two shots off the lead and, to add insult to injury, it will still count as a three-putt. "That's a pretty special round".

The second is this fantastic approach shot on the 18th to set him up with an eight-foot putt for eagle and the new U.S. Open record.

"I'm optimistic with where my game is", he said.

"I'm probably going to be six behind teeing off tomorrow, six or maybe even more", Oosthuizen said. "It means I have a lot better chance to win the tournament than I did when the day started".

What a Father's Day gift that would be.

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