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Louis Oosthuizen wins SA Open
Article posted: 09 December 2018

The crowd was great this whole week, it was nice to do it for them.

- Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen won the South African Open by six shots on an emotional day at Randpark Golf Club.

He becomes the sixth player to win both The Open Championship and his home open tournament.

Louis took a three-shot lead into the final day but that was cut to one after he dropped shots at the second and third but he birdied four of the next six and came home in 34 to take the title comfortably.

“The crowd was great this whole week, it was nice to do it for them," he said.

“I knew today was either going to be very special or heartbreaking. I know there's only a few that have won The Open and the SA Open so I'm very chuffed to have my name on this.

“We had a tough start today and my caddie just told me, 'you're swinging it well, just go for it'. I just got back to basics, to try and hit fairways and greens. I know I'm putting well, I just needed to give myself putting opportunities for birdie.

“This feels very special. This is perfect.”

Matt Wallace finished in a share of 15th, Matias Calderon was 21st, Matt Nixon was 37th and Greg Bourdy was 43rd.

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