Masters

Louis keeps SA flag flying

2014-04-13 12:00
Louis Oosthuizen (AFP)

Augusta - South African Louis Oosthuizen on Saturday got out of his sick bed to card a three-over 75 in the third round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club to lie three over for the tournament.

The 2010 Open champion is the only South African left in the competition after Tim Clark, Trevor Immelman, Branden Grace, Ernie Els and Charl Schwartzel all failed to make the cut.

Oosthuizen's manager, Louis Martin, said that the South African had been vomiting during the morning, adding that it was "touch-and-go whether he would be able to compete in the round."

Martin had no idea what had caused the illness.

Oosthuizen bogeyed the third and the seventh holes to lie two over at the turn and then double-bogeyed the 11th and added another bogey on the 13th.

He pulled shots back on the 15th and the last hole to leave himself with an outside chance in Sunday's last round.

As he came off the course, he signed his card and then headed straight to the medical centre to be placed on the drip again, Martin said. From there he was going to go home to sleep.

Zimbabwean Brendon De Jonge, who is playing in his first Masters event, shot a 76 to lie six over for the tournament.

2012 champion Bubba Watson, who beat Oosthuizen in a play-off that year, tops the leaderboard along with rookie Jordan Spieth on five under par.

Read more on:    pga tour  |  masters  |  louis oosthuizen  |  golf
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Which of the FIVE South Africans competing at this year's Masters has the best chance of winning?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.