Thomas was tied for 24th at two under par, five strokes off the pace after Friday's second round.
"As long as it's a good tournament, it's good for the U.S. Open, " Thomas said. "So, it should be a fun weekend".
The closest he's been to this sort of big-tournament pressure was in March, when he went toe-to-toe with Dustin Johnson at a World Golf Championship in Mexico.
Former champion Rory McIlroy found form too late to avoid a second consecutive missed cut in the US Open, but was able to take some positives from his display at Erin Hills.
His purple patch has instilled the belief he's ready to become the seventh consecutive first-time major victor, a run started by Jason Day at the 2015 US PGA Championship. Everything was in good shape.
"I was teeing off and I looked up and saw it on fire, and I felt sick to my stomach", Jamie Lovemark said.
Thomas mixed nine birdies and two bogeys before hitting his second shot to six feet on the par-five 18th hole and tapped in for eagle to record the lowest round (9-under) in relation to par in US Open history. "When I get it going, I don't fear it like I used to of stalling".
Day, at 10 over, said, "I mean, the scores were out there".
"Struck it well, hit a bunch of greens, and that's what you've got to do to play well around here".
Day, who also is playing Travelers next week, gathered his wife, Ellie, and son, Dash, and made plans to head home to OH the soonest that they could.
For the first time since the Official World Golf Ranking began in 1986, Nos.
It was only past year at Oakmont that Andrew Landry, who had to make it through two stages of qualifying to get into his first U.S. Open, shared the 36-hole lead with Dustin Johnson. Maybe I do, I don't know. "It means I have a lot better chance to win the tournament than I did when the day started", Thomas said.
"This week I've been working with my coach, just sitting there and thinking, all right, let's go out and try to make a good golf swing and try to make a good putt".
There is no telling what the weekend will bring - starting with the weather, which includes a possibility of thunderstorms that could delay play and make the greens soft again.
Without Spieth, McIlroy, Day or Johnson to compete with him at the top of the leaderboard, there will never be a better time than now for Fowler to win his first major. "I've never done this before, never played in a US Open. anything can happen".
It was all part of a dizzying day at the U.S. Open where at times the leaderboard resembled a game of musical chairs with names moving up and down. "But I've enjoyed this experience. So, it's pretty simple, I just didn't get it in the hole fast enough". "And I was proud I hung in there".
Another eagle was available when Thomas drove the short, 288-yard par-4 15th hole. "I'd love to have another one of those", Thomas said. "It's tough to see everyone doing well and wanting to do well, it's hard to stay patient".
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