Getting to double digits is tough, staying there is tougher

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Five players have reached 10-under par or better so far this week at the U.S. Open — one fewer than the number who had done it over the first 116 years of what had been known as the toughest test in golf.

Staying that deep into the red might not prove as easy. It never has been.

The wind at Erin Hills is finally expected to pick up for Sunday’s final round, which could put a halt to all the record-setting scoring that’s made the U.S. Open leaderboard look more like one at a regular PGA Tour stop.

On Saturday, Justin Thomas tied the record for the best round at a major by shooting 63. His score in relation to par — 9 under — was a U.S. Open record, and he finished the day at 11 under.

And yet, Thomas won’t even walk to the first tee box Sunday with the lead. Brian Harman finished the day…

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