WATCH: Justin Thomas hits absurd, winding birdie putt turned away from cup

ERIN, Wis. -- Justin Thomas is making an early run at getting his name in the mix at the 2017 U.S. Open. Thomas opened with two straight birdies before one of the great putts of his life at the par-4 5th hole.

With his back turned and standing almost sideways to the cup, Thomas hit his putt from the fringe away from the hole. What is he doing? is the thought that came to my mind. But Thomas knew what he was doing. The ball caught a slope and fell all the way down the ridge and into the cup. The birdie got him to 4 under for the week and into the mix for the championship.

CBS Sports Writer

Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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