South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen continues rise towards world Top 10
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen continued his rise in the world rankings released on Monday with a move up to 14th.
Oosthuizen finished fifth at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday, finishing on 15-under with rounds of 69 68 70 and 66. The SA number one ended four shots behind England’s Lee Westwood, who claimed a two-stroke victory on 19-under. The 37-year-old Oosthuizen pocketed R4.2m for his efforts.
It was the second week in a row Oosthuizen finished in the top-five, following his second place at the SA Open at Randpark Golf Club two weeks ago. There Oosthuizen earned a cool R1.9m.
His season earning stand at R6.1m after the two events.
SA number two Erik van Rooyen also made a move in the right direction on the rankings, rising two spots to 46th after a 12th place finish in Abu Dhabi.
Shaun Norris is the third-ranked SA golfer at 54th, having moved up six places. Norris finished in a tie for sixth in Abu Dhabi.
Branden Grace is 70th, Justin Harding is 81st and Christiaan Bezuidenhout rounds out at the SA players in the top-100 at number 90.
In total, six South Africans are ranked in the top-100.
African News Agency (ANA)