Is Justin Thomas the best golfer in the world? He was today.

12:27 AM ET

ERIN, Wis. — Thirty minutes after Justin Thomas eagled the 18th hole to polish off a 63 at Erin Hills, the lowest round in relation to par in U.S. Open history, I hit him with something of an unfair question: When everything is clicking, aren’t you the best player in the world?

“No reason to answer that,” he said, justifiably perturbed. “I can’t win with the answer to that question.”

He right, of course. That kind of question is a classic trap. If Thomas agrees and doesn’t live up to it on Sunday, it will be used against him forever, the same way Patrick Reed was mocked after saying he was a Top 5 player in the world. If he balks and deflects, it looks like he lacks the steely self-confidence to be truly great. He can’t win. So, in addition to all the other impressive things he did Saturday, I’ll tip my cap to his media savvy. Such maturity is clearly one of the reasons he’s

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