Justin Thomas obliterated Medinah Country Club on Saturday, firing a course-record 11-under 61 in Round 3 to grab a six-shot lead at the BMW Championship.
Thomas opened his day with five straight birdies before dropping a shot on the sixth. He eagled the par-5 10th, chipped in for birdie on No. 14, and holed out from 180 yards on No. 16 for his second eagle of the round.
The 26-year-old broke Hideki Matsuyama's record - which stood for only one day - by two shots; Matsuyama shot 63 in Round 2. It was the fourth time in Thomas' career he's shot 61 or better on the PGA Tour, matching the totals of both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Here's how the top of the leaderboard looks after Round 3:
|Place||Player||To Par||R3 Score|
Tiger Woods finished the day in a tie for 31st after carding a bogey-free 67. He will likely need a top-11 finish in order to defend his title at next week's Tour Championship.
Due to anticipated inclement weather Sunday at Medinah, the PGA Tour announced the final round will be played in threesomes teeing off from Nos. 1 and 10. Tee times will range from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.