South Africa’s highest ranked golfer Louis Oosthuizen is
back on the PGA Tour looking to put his disappointing finish at the Open
Championship behind him.
South Africa’s highest ranked golfer Louis Oosthuizen is back on the PGA Tour looking to put his disappointing finish at the Open Championship behind him.
Oosthuizen fell away on the final day of the year’s last major championship at Royal St George’s after leading the tournament for the opening three rounds only to finish tied for third as America Collin Morikawa powered his way to a second major title.
"Very disappointing the way I played the stretch of holes there in the middle of the round," Oosthuizen said ahead of this week's 3M Open in Minnesota.
"Gave it a good push on the back nine. In the end I was just too far behind, needed to force things and couldn't make up the shots."
Following last week's result in England, Oosthuizen is going into the 3M Open with an attitude that he has the form to compete without over-exerting himself.
"I'm not doing much this week on the range. Just resting up and waiting to start and just try and get the mind as fresh as I can.
"I know the game is there, I'm swinging well and I'm putting nicely, so I just need to not make that many thinking errors. That happens when you come off a major week. You're a little bit out there with the few decisions you make, but it's the one thing I'm trying to avoid this week."
"I think I'm glad that I entered in this event to sort of get back in there and play and not really sit around at home and thinking about the disappointing Sunday last week.
"It was not an easy decision. I was very keen on going to the Olympics, but they didn't really make it easy for us.
"There was no way of me working with my physio there that week. He couldn't go, so that made my decision a little bit easier,” he added.
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