Tag Archives: Louis Oosthuizen

Aug
8
2014

With the exception of Bubba Watson, who “protested” the PGA of America’s reinstatement of the Long Drive Contest, most pros joined in on the fun and gave it their best rip on the par-5 10th during Tuesday’s practice round.

In fact, a few players popped by the 10th tee just to participate in the competition. Take Rory McIlroy, for example. The world no. 1 only played nine holes, but he went out of his way to partake in the festivities, before calling it a day. (He was also knowledgeable about the historical significance of the event.)

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Aug
5
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Championship

 

Louis Oosthuizen bombed his drive 340 yards on the 10th hole to win the 2014 PGA Championship Long Drive Competition. Louis beat some big hitters with Jason Day (338 yards) coming in second followed by Johan Kok (337 yards, club professional) and Gary Woodland (330 yards).

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Jul
18
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Several of the best players in the game are within striking distance of 36-hole leader Rory McIlroy. Dustin Johnson is in solo second, and six players are in a tie for third place: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, and George Coetzee. These players will have a golden opportunity to put pressure on Rory in the third round.

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Jun
15
2014

 

Three of the eleven players who have finished their final round at the U.S. Open have turned in a red number. Louis Oosthuizen fired a 67 and his playing partner, Mathew Fitzpatrick, fired a 69. Daniel Berger birdied the 18th hole in the group behind to shoot a four-under 66, the lowest round of the weekend.

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May
18
2014
By Shane Ryan under PGA Tour
Thank you, thank you very much

Thank you, thank you very much

Brendon Todd, with no PGA Tour victories to his name and butterflies in his stomach, arrived at the par-13 13th hole with a two-shot final round lead over Mike Weir, who had minutes ago drained a birdie putt on the same green to reach -12. It was the score Weir would take into the clubhouse five holes later, and the task facing Todd—reminiscent of Martin Kaymer a week earlier—was to avoid the kind of disastrous mistake that would erase his two-shot cushion and force him into a playoff. Or a loss.

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Oct
4
2013

 

More bromance!

I thought they weren’t into fist-bumping?

Aside from the crappy weather and delays — which we’re pretty used to this year on the PGA Tour — this Presidents Cup is much more intriguing than most expected. We thought it’d just be another American blowout, like every other year, except 1998 when the Internationals captured their lone win.

While there are four matches in the Friday foursomes sessions still in progress, the first two were completed, with the Americans and Internationals each securing a point. The score currently stands with U.S. 4.5, International 3.5.

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Oct
3
2013
Lindsey Vonn and former President George W. Bush on the first tee

Lindsey Vonn and former President George W. Bush on the first tee

Well, so much for that fast start the International team needed in Thursday’s four-ball matches! When play was suspended at 2:38pm due to inclement weather in the area, the Americans were up in five matches and all square in one of them. Not surprising.

I know THERE’S A LOT OF GOLF LEFT, but the Internationals have fared decently in the four-ball format in past Presidents Cups, while they’ve struggled tremendously in the foursomes (alternate shot). 

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Oct
2
2013

thursday's pairings

Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to watching the power duo of Jason Day and Graham DeLaet play together and the South African pair of Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, who also have two of the best swings in the game, along with the ballstriking clinic Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama will probably put on, but as a colleague summed it up, “Yeah, but who cares?”

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Sep
18
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes

I share some behind-the-scenes nuggets in the video above. I have more info and quotes on the topics I mentioned, but I’ll have to update this post with them later since I’m about to miss the last shuttle to the parking lot!

It was a productive day at East Lake, but for now, here’s a mini Q&A I did with Jordan Spieth (after stalking running him down in the parking lot) — it’s hard to believe he just turned 20 the other month — it’s like he’s 20 going on 35. 

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