Louis Oosthuizen has finally spoken of his Open Championship disappointment ahead of his return to action at the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities. The South African headed into the final round of last week’s Open Championship with a one-shot lead, after holding a 54-hole lead throughout the tournament.
Oosthuizen’s impressive first three days went down in Open history, as his score of 129 across the first two rounds smashed the Championship record of the lowest score at the halfway point.
However, the 38-year-old struggled to replicate his heroics from earlier in the week into his all-important final round on Sunday as he shot a disappointing one-over-par, 71 to leave him in a tie for third with world number one, Jon Rahm.
Collin Morikawa was the man to take advantage of the South African’s misfortune, as the young American carded an impressive four-under, 66 to claim the title by two shots over second place, Jordan Spieth.
Since his maiden – and only – major championship win at the 2010 Open Championship, no player has been in contention on a major Sunday more than the 38-year-old.