GOLF IN THE DOMINICAN
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 15
Boo In Bubba’s Shadow
Allen Returns To Winner’s Circle
It was a week when an idle Rory McIlroy
unceremoniously re-ascended to No. 1 because
Luke Donald’s golf was indifferent at Harbour
Town. Which made it even more important to
give credit where it was properly due.
All hail, Louis Oosthuizen.
Earlier this month, the 29-year-old South
African finished third in Houston. Then, he
tied for first at Augusta National after 72 holes
before losing in a playoff to Bubba Watson.
Then, Oosthuizen got on a plane, flew
10,000 miles in 30 hours and crossed 12 time
zones. Then, he teed it up in the Maybank
Malaysian Open. Then, he endured rain delays,
played 26 holes on the final day and, incredibly,
won the thing by three shots.
The odds that adrenalin debt and emotional
letdown wouldn’t, at some point, stop him
dead in his spikeless tracks were about as
long as ... oh, say ... holing out a 253-yard
4-iron on the second hole for double-eagle on
the final day of The Masters.
“I am over the moon,” Oosthuizen said
And the sun. And the stars.
In Kuala Lumpur they are now pronouncing
his unpronouncable last name: “Oost-Asian.”
Meanwhile on Hilton Head Island, Swede
Carl Petterson, one of the two players to finish
ahead of Oosthuizen in Houston, ran away with
the RBC Heritage. Euro Ryder Cup captain
Jose Maria Olazabal might want to find a way
to get this guy, who plays tough on tough U.S.
tracks, on his team for Medinah in September.
The Joy Of Foursomes
RBC Heritage winner Carl Pettersson