Oosthuizen seeking double delight
Louis Oosthuizen will be chasing down his second Open Championship title at St Andrews on Monday afternoon.
The South African lifted the Claret Jug in 2010, the last time the Open was played at the Home of Golf, for his maiden major win.
Five years later, Oosthuizen’s five under 67 in the third round earned him a share of the lead with amateur Paul Dunne and Jason Day of Australia.
“It’s so much fun to be playing The Open, playing for the Claret Jug,” the 32-year-old told europeantour.com.
“It’s the biggest tournament that I can play in and playing it around St Andrews makes it a lot more special. I think confidence-wise, knowing I’ve done it before at this golf course, I will take a lot from that. But there’s a lot of golf that needs to be played.”
Oosthuizen also revealed that he is weary of two-time major winner Jordan Spieth, who is lurking just one shot off the pace on eleven under.
“Jordan is obviously looking at making history, so you can expect him to fire on early and to really be up there, Jason is playing unbelievable,” he added.
“There’s so many players that can still win this. It’s going to be one of the tightest Opens.”
Oosthuizen is correct on his last point, as there are no less than 17 players within four strokes of the lead going into the final round.
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