Brian Harman has the 54 hole lead at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills Golf Course.
Brian shot a third round -5 under par 67 to top the U.S. Open leaderboard at -12 under par, and will take a one shot lead into the final round tomorrow.
Brian would not reveal his innermost motivation;
“I’m not going to delve into the things that I derive my motivations from, but I’m certainly motivated.”
“I think everyone has doubts, everyone has fears, for me, just trying to figure out what they are and kind of rationalize them and deal with them.”
Tied in second place at -11 under par are, Justin Thomas, who signed for a U.S. Open record breaking -9 under par 63, finishing with an Eagle at the par five 18th. He shares second place with Tommy Fleetwood, from England, -4 under 68 today, and Brooks Koepka, also -4 under 68.
Justin was impressed with his Eagle at the last;
“The finish was awesome. I’d love to have another one of those.”
“I was in a great zone out there, I was hitting it well, I was putting it well, I had some great up-and-downs.”
“Everything has been flowing. I’m sure once I sit down and relax tonight it will maybe set in a little bit more.”
“I’m just so excited to give myself a great chance to win this golf tournament.”
On a more sobering thought, of the five other players who shot a 63 in the third round at a Major, none of them went on to win the tournament.
Tommy made a bogey at the last to slip from a share of the lead, but was happy to play well;
“I hit good iron shots early on, I hit good drives and the further I got into the round I just felt really comfortable.”
“I actually felt calmer today than I did yesterday.”
“It is going to be new again now, I’m on a Sunday now. I always say it’s just you and the golf course but tomorrow is going to be a very different experience.”
“I’m on a Sunday now. I always say it’s just you and the course, but tomorrow is going to be a very different experience.”
Rickie Fowler holds fifth place on his own at -10 under par, he kept in touch with a -4 under par 68 today.
Truth is just about anybody could win this tournament, the course set up tomorrow will be the hardest, and mistakes can be very costly, just ask Paul Casey, +3 over 75 today.