Oosthuizen 4th after 4-way play-off in LIV Golf Tucson

Mar 20, 2023 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Louis Oosthuizen lost out in a four-way play-off on Sunday in LIV Golf Tucson in Arizona after he had finished the 54 holes of regulation play in a share of the lead at nine-under-par.

Oosthuizen closed with a level-par 71, but it was three bogeys in four holes down the stretch that sank his chances of victory. He was 12-under before that, with birdies on one, five, 11 and 12, and a bogey on the eighth. He slipped right out of the lead with bogeys on 14, 16 and 17, but a birdie on 18 got him into the play-off.

He battled it out with Brendan Steele, Carlos Ortiz and Danny Lee. Lee made birdie on the first play-off hole, while Oosthuizen and Steele made pars. Ortiz made bogey, so Lee too the honours – and the big money.

Branden Grace finished 10th with a three-under 68 taking him to six-under, Dean Burmester had a two-over 73 to finish 33rd on level-par, and Charl Schwartzel was 46th out of 48 after closing with a one-over 72 to move to eight-over for the tournament.

The South African team, Stinger GC, finished fourth on 16-under for the week, nine shots behind the winners, Fireballs GC, consisting of Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Eugenio Chacarra and Ortiz.

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