That is the best ranking any participant has carded at the first day of the six earlier U.S. Opens at Winged Foot, the sector No. three completing one shot transparent of Patrick Reed, Thomas Pieters and Matthew Wolff and two transparent of Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood.
Thomas, 27, is having a look so as to add to his sole main triumph on the 2017 PGA Championship.
“65 is a laugh regardless of the place you play, particularly at Winged Foot,” he advised journalists.
“I used to be in a actually excellent state of mind, and I used to be targeted. I simply was once sticking to my regimen and enjoying each and every shot, versus getting forward of myself.
“It is a type of rounds the place it is simply more or less like, subsequent factor you realize, you’re making the putt on 18, you are finished for the day.”
Tiger Woods, who has struggled for shape since golfing resumed previous this 12 months, completed on three-over after finishing on a bogey and double bogey. He is tied with global No. 1 Dustin Johnson, a pre-tournament favourite having clinched the FedEx Cup previous this month.
In the meantime, Phil Mickelson’s strained courting with Winged Foot — the place he let slip a U.S. Open lead at the ultimate hollow in 2006 — continues. He shot a nine-over 79.