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17 June 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 17/06/17 9:49pm

Justin Thomas shows off his ingenuity and holes a remarkable putt for birdie on the fifth green during the third round of the US Open

Justin Thomas demonstrated impressive ingenuity to hole an incredible putt for birdie which ignited his charge up the leaderboard at the US Open.

Thomas, who won back-to-back PGA Tour titles in Hawaii in January and posted a 59 in the process, faced a slick putt from the fringe on the fifth green during his third round at Erin Hills, and going directly at the hole could have resulted in a long putt for par from way beyond the cup.

But he eyed up the contours and opted to aim sideways at a 90-degree angle to the target, hoping his ball would lose pace before tipping onto the putting surface towards the hole.

And the move reaped handsome rewards as the 24-year-old American judged his pace and angles to perfection as his ball dropped in the centre of the cup – the ultimate response to a bogey at the previous hole.

Thomas then parred the next, and he reeled off three straight birdies from the seventh to race into a share of the lead on a tightly-congested leaderboard in Wisconsin.

Watch the video above to see how Thomas sparked his third-round charge on Moving Day at the US Open …


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