ERIN, Wis. — Justin Thomas shot a SIXTY THREE in Saturday’s 3rd spherical of the U.S. Open. Unfortunately, he had to get back for a fourth round Sunday and issues didn’t cross in addition.
Erratic off the tee at times and unlucky at others, Thomas’ hopes of winning his first major championship by no means took root Sunday when he shot a 3-over 75 to complete 8-beneath, a distant eight pictures in the back of the winner, Brooks Koepka.
“I simply didn’t have it as of late,” Thomas mentioned. “but it made me really feel so much better seeing Brooks shoot 5-underneath. i’d have needed to play some beautiful impressive golfing to capture him.”
Thomas suffered a bogey on three of his first five holes and never recovered. He performed the back 9 in even par and not threatened to catch the leaders.
“To be honest, it just stinks not to even have an opportunity on that again 9,” Thomas mentioned. “to check out to move out there and attempt to get in a most sensible 5 or looking to get up close to the lead isn’t what I play for. Sadly, that’s in reality all i used to be dealt, so it’s what I had to try to do.”
Matching his SIXTY THREE with some other score in the 60s used to be going to be problem. His tee time proved to be as much a drawback because the 25-mph wind on Sunday.
“I’d by no means teed off this past due sooner than, so that was once different,” he mentioned. “Teeing off at virtually 3 o’clock Primary Time is simply atypical for me, as a result of I wake up beautiful early. So it was so much of lying round and just seeking to stay off the phone and attempt to keep away from reading stuff simply because there are so many things out there which can be being stated or written. I just attempted to stay clear of it. However, yeah, it used to be laborious to. i would love to suppose that’s not why I performed how I did. I simply didn’t play well.”