Nedbank Golf Challenge

Oosthuizen proud of his effort in Sun City

2018-11-12 13:27
Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - While Louis Oosthuizen's third-place finish at last week's Nedbank Golf Challenge might be short of what he wanted, even if it was his best Sun City finish in the last four years, he was still happy with his effort.

"Yeah, it's not the result I wanted," he said about 11-under-par 277 total which saw him finish in third position and four shots behind Lee Westwood of England who came out victorious.

"I played really well today," he noted. "And was up in the leaderboard there for a while. But Westwood, the way he played the back nine - I was pushing hard at the end to try something. Proud of the way I handled it. I felt I gave myself a lot of birdie opportunities and I played really well. Just had to do too much there at the end."

Oosthuizen's finish was his best finish in the event as he shared eighth in 2017, finished ninth in 2016 -the year where he also shot a 66, his best round in this event - and he shared seventh in 2014.

The 36-year-old has plenty of positives to take out from his week in Sun City.

"Yeah, definitely," he said on Sunday. "I played well today. There's not much I could have done more. I made good putts. I missed a few easier putts, but all in all, you know, I attacked when I wanted to attack and I pulled a lot of good shots off.

"Big thing today for me was committing to the shot and taking it on, and don't really matter what the outcome was. I did all that. There was maybe one or two I didn't pull off. There's not much more I can ask for."

He also enjoyed a great support from the home crowd although he's a bit disappointed he could not finish the job in front of all of them.

"Yeah, it was good. It would have been nicer if I could lift the trophy for them but again, hats off to Lee the way he played today. 8-under around that golf course without a dropped shot is good golf."

Oosthuizen moves up two spots from 39th to 37th on the Official World Golf Ranking this week.


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