But it isn't a U.S. Open course that I'm familiar with, the way it was set up.
Fifteen players are within six shots of the lead in what shapes up as a Sunday to remember at the U.S. Open - and never mind the big names who aren't here. That he could begin a Saturday stashed in 24th place alongside eight other golfers and bolt to the fore in his pink trousers on a rain-softened, light-winded course, did not seem all that outlandish.
Brian Harman's father is a dentist in Savannah, Ga.
"The course wasn't created to be soft, and if it was going to be soft, it should have been 26-or-27-yard-wide fairways".
Fifteen of the 18 holes had been cut within seven yards of the edge of the green and despite the 68-man field being separated by eight shots, only former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen had been able to move into the top 15 after nearly four hours' play.
"Obviously, the finish was awesome", he said right after he finished his round, when he held a temporary two-shot lead.
No one ever has had a round quite like the one he had Saturday. His score of 63 is also the equal-lowest score in any major championship.
And after Haotong Li made a small piece of history Friday by surviving the halfway cut at the U.S. Open, he closed out a frustrating third round with a quadruple-bogey at the par-5 18th on Saturday.
Former US Open winners Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer are having shocker Saturdays, with 2015 champion Spieth carding a 76 and 2014 victor Kaymer five-over on his round and two-over for the tournament. But Thomas was not about to apologize.
"Regardless, I'm going to have to play a good round tomorrow", Thomas said.
But Oostihuizen knows how quickly momentum can swing at a U.S. Open.
Record scoring and constant movement at the top of the leaderboard is usually exactly what fans want from a golf tournament. McIlroy is headed for the Travelers Championship next week in CT, and he has three straight tournaments starting with the Irish Open through the British Open.
"It's so nice to be playing on my anniversary that we're moving our anniversary officially this year to Tuesday", Cink said.
In an interview with the Golf Channel, Miller said: "Taking nothing away from nine under par, nine under is incredible with U.S. Open pressure. He's upstairs and I'm down in the basement area, so it shouldn't get too physical". "This is what he does".
The disappointed 21-year-old declined to be interviewed.
"I was trying to get over the fact of how mad I was that I didn't have an 8-footer for birdie like I felt I should have", Thomas said.
Scheffler won a U.S. Junior Amateur title, but Spieth won two.
Thomas, who has three wins already this season, is chasing his first major victory.
After waiting while playing partner Jonathan Thomas hit his third, fourth, fifth and sixth shots, Thomas stood over his ball for a couple seconds and rolled it in for an eagle.
"We're breaking down all kinds of barriers", Harman quipped. He got that up-and-down for a bogey and a 68.
Thomas produced a 59 at the Sony Open in January.
South Korea's Kim Si-Woo was one behind Fowler on nine under after also shooting 68, while three players - Patrick Reed, Russell Henley and Charley Hoffman were on eight under. First things first, however.
"I'm looking forward to hearing about that when I get back to the house since J.T. and I are staying together", said Fowler.