Golf

Oosthuizen cracks High 20 in world rankings

Cape City – SA’s top-ranked golfer Louis Oosthuizen has cracked the High 20 on the world golf rankings following his end on the Valspar Championship this previous weekend.

The 36-year-old carded a closing spherical of 2-under 69 to complete tied for second on 7-under for the match alongside American Jason Kokrak.

Oosthuizen, whose solely PGA Tour win got here on the 2010 Open Championship, completed a stroke adrift from eventual winner Paul Casey of England.

Oosthuizen cashed in on $589 600 (R8.5 million) for his efforts this previous weekend and in addition moved as much as 61st on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings.

He collected his second top-five end in his seventh begin of the 2018/19 season, which included a tied for fifth on the CIMB Basic.

His runner-up end noticed Oosthuizen transfer up seven locations to take a seat 20th on the world golf rankings.

SEE: Rankings: High 20 – SA

In the meantime, 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, who missed the lower this previous weekend in Florida, dropped to 100th on the world golf rankings.

Justin Harding, who’s on a quest to qualify for subsequent month’s Masters, dropped one spot all the way down to 49th.

This week sees the world’s prime 64 golfers compete within the World Golf Championship-Dell Applied sciences Match Play, which will get underway on Wednesday.

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