Cape Town - South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen stormed home over the back nine at the 115th US Open on Sunday at Chambers Bay - and banked over R10 million for his efforts.
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Oosthuizen, the pride of Mossel Bay Golf Club, closed with a stunning 29 over the final nine holes to finish one shot shy of eventual winner, American Jordan Spieth.
Oosthuizen, 32, the 2010 Open Championship winner, will have to console himself with a cool $877 144 or R10 657 300 for his four days in Washington.
Branden Grace, who finished in a tie for fourth after sharing the third round lead, banked $407 037 (R4.9 million) while Charl Schwartzel closed with a final round of 66 to finish alone in seventh and secure $311 835 (R3.8 million).
Thomas Aiken finished tied for 25th which was good enough for $85 622 (R1 million), while the 'old man' of South African golf, Ernie Els, finished T54th which boosted his bank balance by $27 272 (R300 000).
George Coetzee was the sixth and final South African to make the cut. He finished in a tie for 70th and is $22 652 (R275 000) richer today.