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That Guy Who Shot 9-Under at the U.S. Open Yesterday? He’s a Kentuckian.


It’s not everyday you witness a performance like the one Justin Thomas put on at Erin Hills yesterday. The 24 year old shot a 9-under 63, breaking Johnny Miller’s 8-under record from 1973, and becoming just the fifth player to ever shoot a 63 at the U.S. Open.

Thomas actually hails from Kentucky. Born and raised in Strippervi… er, Louisville, Justin became a standout for perennial high school golf powerhouse St. Xavier before taking his talents to Tuscaloosa to play for Alabama, where he won a national title in 2013.

In an era of young stars on the PGA Tour, we may have seen a new one born with this putt:

Thomas currently sits at 11-under, 1 shot off the lead. He tees off at 3:54 this afternoon.


Article written by Jay Winkler

Avid fan of UK Athletics, WWE, and chicken wings. Preferably at the same time.

3 responses to “That Guy Who Shot 9-Under at the U.S. Open Yesterday? He’s a Kentuckian.”

  1. fehrk18

    Charles Walker, Justin Thomas, Scott Padgett; Saint X puts em’ out

  2. evilcarl

    And he and his family are jackasses and that is a 15 year old tradition. Knew that before I also knew they give unapologetic support to prostitutes on Floyd street.

  3. Randall lee

    He’s from goshen.