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Oosthuizen One Shot Back In Disrupted First Day In South Korea

The first day of the Ballentine’s Championship was disrupted due to poor visibility and rain early on which caused two hours of play to be lost in South Korea.

Louis Oosthuizen finds himself one shot off the lead which is currently held by five players who are on five under par, but the South African can still catch them as he has only played 16 holes of which he birdied the first four.

He wasn’t able to keep the good form going as the wind got up in the afternoon but will still fancy his chances at joining the leaders first thing tomorrow and confident he can lead the event after two rounds and hopefully going into Sunday.



My Betting Tips For The Masters

Well as promised I’m going to tell you who I think can win the US Masters this year. It’s getting tougher than ever to predict winners of tournaments now, as so many players are capable of winning major tournaments.

I’ve gone for three players who I think can win:

Phil Mickelson

Lee Westwood

Louis Oosthuizen 

To see their odds take a look here

If you’re having a bet yourself then GOOD LUCK!


Oosthuizen Wants McIlroy’s Number One Spot

South African major winner Louis Oosthuizen is setting his sights to leapfrog Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to the World Number One position this season.

Oosthuizen is currently fifth in the rankings after a great start to the season after victory at the Volvo Golf Champions two weeks ago. He tees it up this week in Qatar Masters which is his second tournament of the season.

He seems to have a habit of winning his first event of the season as he has now done it three years running. The 30 year old knows there is a big gap in points between him and McIlroy but is in confident form and believes he can have a very good year and can challenge the Northern Irishman to the top spot.

“I want to climb up the World Ranking to Number One if I can, but I always take it slowly and see how my game is,” said Oosthuizen.

He has always been a good solid player, and last year found himself at the business end of many tournaments and majors, but he seems to have taken the next step and will be a tough man to beat if he gets himself into contention this season.

Louis shows great bouncebackability

Second at  the Masters. Third in Houston, but Louis Oosthuizen finally clinched the victory his recent form richly deserved at the Maybank Malaysian Open.

The South African soon got over the fact of losing in a play-off and being pipped to a second Major Championship by Bubba Watson at Augusta National last Sunday and the tiredness of a 30-hour journey and clocking up over 10,000 miles over the last 3 weeks to win by three shots at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

When you factor in travelling across 12 time zones, and with storm disruptions on Friday and Saturday which left the 2010 Open Champion with 26 holes to play on the final day. This was a remarkable performance as Oosthuizen carded a closing 68 for a 17 under par total, with all four of his rounds sub-70.

Louis has always been a favourite of mine, and he has such a simple, beautiful golf swing. I wouldn’t be surprised if he challenge for another major this year and didn’t even win one. The South African players seem to have a grit and determination and greater mental strength that other players don’t.

The loss at the Masters must have been hard to take but like McIlroy showed last term you have to bounce back straight away otherwise it can effect you for years and it becomes harder to learn how to win again.

Well done Louis!

Louis Oosthuizen wins the Africa Open title for the second time

Louis Oosthuizen successfully defended his Africa Open title in East London yesterday by beating fellow countryman Tjaart van der Walt by two strokes in a field dominated by South African players.

Oosthuizen had shared the overnight lead with rival Van der Walt, with Retief Goosen closely chasing behind.

But the Open champion of 2010 made sure of victory when he holed out for  birdie on the 17th, as Van der Walt could only make bogey.

Scotland’s Alastair Forsyth was the top non-South African, finishing in fifth place, five shots off the eventual winner.

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