Justin Thomas looks to continue trend of Americans winning U.S. Open

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American golfers have put the U.S. into the U.S. Open by winning the tournament three years in a row - and Justin Thomas is hoping to continue that trend.

It would be his third win of the season and his second in a major event. At 25 years, old he's already one of the best on the tour and the defending player of the year.

In August, he won the PGA Championship for his first major win. He said winning a second one less than a year later would be awesome. 

"It definitely is a big difference," he says. "I mean absolutely zero, no disrespect to guys that have won one, obviously myself included, but it's a lot easier to get hot one week than it is to do it again and win another major ... to be known as a multiple-time major champion as opposed to he won the PGA, at least to me, it has a little bit better ring to it. So I hope to have that to my name sooner rather than later."

Thomas will play in one of the marquee groups to start the U.S. Open. He'll tee off with Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods at 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

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