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Justin Thomas hits a tee shot on the ninth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Brian Harman is the leader of the 2017 U.S. Open headed into the fourth and final round at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, on Sunday. Harman finished 12-under after carding a round of 67 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Justin Thomas is part of a three-player tie in second, also including Englishman Tommy Fleetwood. Thomas was in record-breaking form as he shot a nine-under round of 63.

Further down, Patrick Reed is four shots behind the leader on eight-under.

Such congestion at the top means the final round is sure to be a dramatic one. You can view the live leaderboard here during Sunday’s action:

The leader overcame a bogey on the par-four three to shoot par over the next four holes before closing out the front nine with a much-needed birdie. Three more birdies followed on the back nine ahead of Harman taking out par on the 18th to secure the overnight lead.

Thomas had briefly taken the lead when he sank this birdie on the penultimate hole, per the tournament’s official Twitter account:

He followed this by setting a new record after landing an eagle on the par-five 18:

Fleetwood stayed in touch thanks to a bogey-free front nine. He had started his round with a birdie and rolled in another on the par-four eighth.

The 26-year-old was in control on the back nine before coming unstuck when he carded a costly bogey on the 18th. It saw him slip into the mix in second, but he is still just one shot off the leader.

Having started the day in a four-way tie for first, Fleetwood has still re-affirmed his credentials as a potential winner. He will need to be similarly short of errors on the final day, though.

Reed’s round of 65 owed a lot to eight birdies, but he will rue the bogey on the par-four five. Still, the 26-year-old is playing well enough to force his way back into the mix on the final day.

Reed is on form at Erin Hills.

Reed is on form at Erin Hills.Chris Carlson/Associated Press

Specifically, Reed is producing some memorable shots, like when he holed out on the eighth early in Round 3, per Dan McDonald of the PGA official website: “Following back-to-back birdies on the 6th and 7th holes, Reed took aim at the pin from 50 yards out and found the bottom of the cup.”

Harman, Thomas and Fleetwood are sure to stay in the thick of things as the final round unfolds in Wisconsin. Yet no one player has emerged as an obvious winner in waiting, guaranteeing a dramatic finish.

   

All scorecard information per the PGA Tour official website.

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