Oosthuizen eager to move on

Louis Oosthuizen is keen to move on from his near miss at the US Open as soon as possible.

After a first-round 77 and two bogeys in the first two holes of his second round left him nine over par for the tournament, the South African pulled off a remarkable turnaround.

He played the remaining 16 holes of his second round in six under par to shoot a superb 66, which he then matched in the third round.

In the final round, he recovered from three over par after four holes with six birdies in the last seven holes to finish just one shot behind eventual winner Jordan Spieth.

“While I’m taking a lot of positives out of the week and finished in second, I want to forget about that golf course for now and focus on this week,” Oosthuizen told a press conference ahead of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut.

“It was definitely different, completely different to what we play every week. I like links golf, but that was something different than links golf.

“It wasn’t the way links golf should be played. It was just a tough week.

“I think the mental game was the biggest issue there that week, that the golf course could really get you down in the dumps and make you want to go home early.

“The whole idea for the week, or my thought of the week, was someone’s got to win it, so you might as well just give it your best and see what happens.”

Oosthuizen is one of seven players who finished inside the top 15 last week who are competing in Connecticut.

Joining him are countryman Branden Grace, Cameron Smith, Brandt Snedeker, Tony Finau, Patrick Reed and Andres Romero.