Justin Thomas shoots 63 in US Open third round

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Justin Thomas, clad in pink trousers that would make cotton candy jealous, shot a historic 9-under 63 during the third round of this week's U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

Thomas' 63 was only the fifth in the history of the U.S. Open, joining Johnny Miller (1973), Tom Weiskopf (1980), Jack Nicklaus (1980) and Vijay Singh (2003).

In addition to breaking new ground in the U.S. Open, Thomas also equalled the lowest score in any major championship and that was the landmark on his mind as he played the final hole.

In his two years at Alabama, Thomas won six tournaments and was a member of the Crimson Tide's 2013 national championship team. He was a member of the Tide's 2012 National Champion team.

American golfer Justin Thomas acknowledges the crowd after carding a US Open record round of 63 at Erin Hills, Wisconsin.

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Check out the video below as Justin hits a 300-yard second shot leading to an eagle on the 667 yard Par 5 - 18th hole. On the closing nine, Justin shot a score of 32, with one eagle, three birdies and one bogey.

There was a great moment on the 18th green.

He then went on to card three birdies in a row on the 7th, 8th and 9th to end the front nine with a five-under 31, before dropping his second shot on the day on the hard par-four 10th hole. At that point in the third round, 15 golfers were still on the course. He was at 11 under, two shots ahead of Charley Hoffman and Tommy Fleetwood. "You've got a ball for me?" the elder Thomas said.

The final round of the 2017 U.S. Open concludes on Sunday. "But it isn't a U.S. Open course that I'm familiar with the way it was set up".