Celebrity News : The American Brian Harman has become the leader in the third day of the US Open, which is played this weekend in Erin Hills, Wisconsin.
Harman who is the recent winner of the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship has only failed five streets and accumulates 14 birdies for only 2 bogeys in the three days of his third participation in the US Open, in which he had not passed cut so far.
The Savannah, Georgia golfer, who is just over six feet tall, is ahead of Englishman Tommy Fleetwood (-11), who had taken the lead until the last hole, where he lost the lead and finished tied for the second Placed with Americans Brooks Koepka (-11) and Justin Thomas (-11).
Thomas led the best lap in the history of the US Open (-9), with 63 strokes, which culminated with the only eagle of the day in 18.
” It means I have a lot better chance to win the tournament than I did when the day started. I felt like I’ve been playing pretty well all week, and didn’t have quite the numbers to show for it. Obviously, today I definitely had something to show for it,” said Thomas, second in the US professional circuit, having won three tournaments this season.
The rains that hit last night propelled the advance of young American pledges, such as Patrick Reed (-8), star of the United States victory against Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup.
Other favorites, such as the Spanish Sergio Garcia, winner of the Masters of Augusta this year, failed to take advantage of the receptivity of the greens. Garcia finished with -4, to eight strokes of the leader.
South African veteran Ernie Els, who reached the third day in the top positions and aspired to repeat his victories in 1994 and 1997 two decades later, also suffered hardship and staged one of the worst laps of the day (+7).
The only two foreigners in the top ten of the US Open are Tommy Fleetwood and South Korean Si Woo Kim (-9), who will fight during the final day with a group of Americans, including Rickie Fowler (-10) and Brooks Koepka (-10), for his first big and over two million dollars.