Louis Oosthuizen ended a long winless drought at the South African Open on Sunday. He started the tournament strong with a 62 and finished off the weekend with a pair of 67’s to pick up the win at Rand Park GC. It is his first worldwide win since February 2016 when we won the ISPS Handa Perth International.
Ooosthuizen started the 2018 season ranked No. 23 in the world, but fell to No. 36 entering the South African Open. “I knew today was going to be very special or heartbreaking,” Oosthuizen told reporters after winning on Sunday. “We had a tough start today and my caddie just told me, ‘you’re swinging it well, just go for it’.
Ooshuizen made a name for himself by winning the Open Championship in 2010 at St. Andrews. He joins a group of veterans who recently ended longtime winless droughts. Hopefully this win will help kick start a successful 2019 for the sweet swinging veteran.