The Latest: Reed joins 65 club at Erin Hills.
The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
Patrick Reed has joined the 65 club at Erin Hills.
Reed shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the U.S. Open, equaling the low total of the tournament. Rickie Fowler accomplished the feat in the first round, and Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie hit the number Thursday.
The 26-year-old Reed had eight birdies and one bogey. He missed a short birdie putt on 18.
Reed is tied with Charley Hoffman and Tommy Fleetwood for the lead at 8 under.
Charley Hoffman is all by himself on top of the U.S. Open — for now.
Hoffman birdied five of his first eight holes to get to 9 under, one shot clear of a massive logjam in second. Patrick Reed, Paul Casey, Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood are at 8 under.
The 40-year-old Hoffman is playing in his sixth U.S. Open. His best finish was a tie for 37th last year at Oakmont.
Make it a six-way tie atop the U.S. Open leaderboard.
Justin Thomas and Charley Hoffman have joined 36-hole leaders Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood at 7 under. Thomas made six birdies and one bogey on his front nine in the third round, and Hoffman birdied three of his first five holes.
A whopping eight players are at 6 under, including world No. 4 Hideki Matsuyama and Louis Oosthuizen.
Casey, Koepka, Harman and Fleetwood have yet to tee off.
Steve Stricker is soaking up the warmest ovations of the third round in his home state of Wisconsin. And he’s giving the fans something to cheer.
Stricker couldn’t help but break into a wide smile when he made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to get to 4 under for the day. The only disappointment was a three-putt bogey from 35 feet on the final hole. He shot a 69 and was at 2-under 214.
The way this third round is going, odds are against him becoming the first player since Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines in 2008 to win a U.S. Open in his home state. Results are not what will make this a great week at Erin Hills for the 50-year-old Stricker. He just has to listen to the crowd.
Charley Hoffman is joining the jam-packed crowd near the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard.
Hoffman has opened his third round at Erin…