Louis Oosthuizen. No one saw that coming. He wasn’t even listed on the Bodog odds before the Open, although as part of the Field (any unlisted golfer winning), he was 5/2. I heard on the television coverage that he was a 200/1 shot.
I hope he placed a few hundred on himself.
But while all the announcers are gushing over his excellent swing, the big question remains. Is he, like Michael Campbell a one-hit wonder; or like Ben Crane and Todd Hamilton, a good player who had a great week. Or is this the start of something bigger? I’d love to see him cruise to a PGA Championship win. But I wonder if he’s even invited. Surely the Open Champion would be.
Overall, though, it was a pretty dull final round. No one made a move and Oosthuizen was never challenged. But with that kind of a lead going into the final day, it would be hard for all but the most exceptional of players to get into position.
Looking forward to the PGA Championship.