His third-round 63 broke Johnny Miller's 44-year-old record for lowest round in relation to par in U.S. Open history. Thomas's 9-under 63 in the third round was one better than Johnny Miller's 63 in the 1973 final round at Oakmont.
Thomas is now second to Brian Harman, who carded his second 67 of the tournament to sit at 12-under-par and one shot ahead of Thomas.
There now have been 31 rounds of 63 shot at golf's four majors.
Harman would eventually birdie three of his final eight holes to take a one-shot lead.
But with debut host course Erin Hills yielding to scores not typical of a US Open, Thomas couldn't hold the lead for more than an hour as unheralded Englishman Tommy Fleetwood topped the leaderboard at 12 under with three holes to play. It's been set up very fair and Thomas isn't the only player to prove good shots can be rewarded. Vijay Singh was the last player to accomplish the feat in 2003 at Olympia Fields. He had 10 scores of 3 on his card and a 2.
The world No.13 fired a brilliant nine-under-par 63 in the third round in Wisconsin.
"I feel comfortable. Being in contention in a major is new and I'm excited", said Thomas.
Justin Thomas was asked about Miller after his round, and it let to a rather light-hearted exchange.
Thomas is a golf prodigy, taught by his father Mike who is a PGA Professional. It will have a lot to live up to to look as good as Justin Thomas' 63.
"I don't know what the thinking was".
"I knew I hit it really well", he said.
Justin Thomas shot life into a tournament that deserves it because this year's event is one of the best in recent memory.
Another eagle was available when Thomas drove the short, 288-yard par-4 15th hole. His ability to generate so much distance from his small frame has been the topic of several magazine instructional articles, as if an average player could hope to make solid contact by replicating an impact position that sends Thomas onto his tippy-toes.
Thomas shook off some nerves as he waited for the putt. His first-round 73 included a triple-bogey on the par-4 eighth hole and left him on the cut line. He is chasing his first major, could win for the fourth time in 16 starts in 2016-17, and would overtake World No. 1 Dustin Johnson both in the FedEx Cup standings and the race for player of the year.
The U.S. Open didn't seem to faze him, and he delivered a variety of big shots that led to his sensational finish. "To hear that crowd go insane when I made that putt was really cool, but not only that, more importantly, to give myself a better chance to win the tournament".
And I think pretty much everyone thinks it is only a matter of time before she either resigns or is forced out by her own party. He said it was impossible to predict whether she would still be prime minister at the end of the year.
BB8 ended up being a popular toy for Sphero and now the company has announced another one, the new Sphero Spider Man Toy. It's Spider-Man, but not really found in the same form Sphero has been engineering, because he's not a robot per se.
Griner remains hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition. Scalise is still in the hospital, reportedly in critical condition with broken bones and damage to his internal organs.
The talks are being closely watched in European capitals as they could delay the expected start of Brexit negotiations next week. Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has demanded details of any Conservative-DUP deal, calling it a "nonsense situation".
The Cardinals also took LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson, son of Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey, in the fourth. That interval shrinks to zero on Wednesday, with no time in between picks for rounds 11-40 on the draft's final day.
If she proves as steady and believable as she did Tuesday, the jury may be hard-pressed to see this trial any other way. She panicked when she tried to move her legs, realizing she couldn't get up. "I was in no state of mind".
However, excerpts from his 2005 to 2006 depositions in a civil suit brought on by Constand were read aloud. He reminded prosecutors and the defence that "a mistrial is neither vindication nor victory for anybody".
But the Government will press ahead with the first round of Brexit talks two days before the official opening of Parliament . It calls on the governments in London and Dublin to be neutral in their dealings over Northern Ireland.
Lo comunica in una nota Maurizio Zamparini a proposito del closing del club rosanero , retrocesso in Serie B in questa stagione. Un vero e proprio ultimatum del vecchio presidente a quello che dovrebbe diventare il nuovo numero uno.
His trainer Chad Brown has 20-1 shot Twisted Tom, who brings a three-race winning streak into the race on his home track. Jose Ortiz was aboard Tapwrit on Saturday for the jockey's first victory in a Triple Crown race.
Jurors in Cosby's sex-assault trial start deliberations
But prosecutor Kevin Steele told the jury they need look no further than the kinky comic's own words about the night in question. But jurors still heard plenty from him as prosecutors read them excerpts from his 2005 police statement and civil deposition.
U.S. naval warships arrive in Qatar
Also on Wednesday, two USA naval warships sailed into Doha to take part in joint military exercises with the Qatari navy. Qatar's ambassador to the United States, Meshal Hamad al-Thani, posted a picture of the signing ceremony on Twitter.
Turkish FM holds talks in Kuwait over Gulf crisis
It did not provide additional details on the sale but Bloomberg reported it could involve as many as 36 warplanes. While standing squarely behind its ally, it has been anxious not to antagonise Saudi Arabia.
Gloria Allred to Bill Cosby: "Round 2 is coming"
Comedian Aparna Nancherla, who frequently posts social commentary, tweeted, "Ask women again why they don't report their rapes". The next day they expressed "concerns" to court officials, though the judge did not reveal the substance of their complaints.
Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path
Scalise, 51, is among four people shot by a gunman at a House Republican baseball practice Wednesday in the Washington suburbs. He received multiple units of blood, said Sava, who declined to describe the exact nature of Scalise's internal injuries.
Brush Fire Burns Near Castaic Lake
Access to fight the fire was limited, but fixed wing aircrafts and boats were being brought in to fight the flames. The fire is in an area with hard access near the 5 Freeway and Ridge Route Road, LACFD Capt.
New Zealand level with US in America's Cup final
But the Kiwis came off their foils during a hard maneuver and slowed dramatically in light, shifty wind, losing half their lead. Team New Zealand managed to hold on following a failed protest from Oracle.
Vanuatu President dies at age 67
A furious President Lonsdale returned and overturned the pardons, and then dissolved parliament and called a snap election. Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale has died at the age of 67 after a sudden heart attack, RIA Novosti reports.
US Judge Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Case
Cindra Ladd, one of the 13 who could not take the stand, issued a statement thanking Constand for "her leadership and courage". The case was the only one to result in a criminal trial , largely because the other accusations are now too old to prosecute.
Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on
Cosby maintained that Constand was a willing sexual partner and she hid the fact that the two had a romantic relationship. Cosby's lawyers argued that he and the woman, Andrea Constand , were lovers and that the encounter was consensual.
Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M
Documents released in April show that Trump is the beneficiary of the trust and is allowed to draw money from it at any time. President Donald Trump's Washington hotel saw nearly $20 million in revenue during its first few months of operation.
Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller
Ruddy was at the White House on Monday, but he did not meet with the president, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. He added that fundraising records show some of the lawyers whom Mueller selected for his team have contributed to Democrats .