Aug
14
2017
WATCH/LISTEN: Oosthuizen rises to occasion after completing career milestone
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

I love this so much and I can’t stop watching it on loop — it just makes me smile. 2010 Open Champ Louis Oosthuizen completed golf’s ultimate quest: the career runner-up Grand Slam! After finishing T2 at the PGA Championship, Oosthuizen celebrated the feat just as you’d expect — lip-syncing to Andra Day’s hit “Rise Up.”

How good is that?!? It’s like an instant mood booster! I don’t really have anything else to say, except that accepting defeat with grace — and a sense of humor — often brings out a competitor’s true colors.

It’s well known that Oosthuizen has a ton of talent, but perhaps not as much of the discipline and drive that some of his contemporaries do. He’s also been hindered by a nagging back injury.

Winning the John Deere Classic was a major career highlight because he is fascinated with the company’s equipment and also took home a mega-cool tractor. Louis is very passionate about farming and lives on a farm in South Africa.

Oosthuizen’s runner-up finishes at the four major championships:

*2012 Masters

*2015 U.S. Open (tied)

*2015 Open Championship (tied)

*2017 PGA Championship (tied)