Tip of the cap again to Louis Oosthuizen, who at the Open Championship continued to build on one of the most impressive records in major championships. This season alone he’s been T2 at the PGA Championship, runnerup at the U.S. Open, and he was T3 on Sunday at Royal St. George’s, a performance that vaulted him four spots to ninth in the world ranking. Mackenzie Hughes of Canada made an auspicious Open debut, placing T6, his best result in a major
PING pros shined at Torrey Pines in a U.S. Open where Louis Oosthuizen thrilled again, Harris English contended with a late surge, and Mackenzie Hughes earned his best result in a major.
Oosthuizen’s solo second was his sixth runner-up in a major, elevating him to 12th in the world ranking. English in third had a career high at a major, and he jumped to 19th in the world. Hughes’ T15 was his best performance in nine majors, and the Canadian played in the final group Sunday with Oosthuizen.
Make that two-for-two for South African Wilco Nienaber, who was #1 in driving distance at 346.8 yards at the U.S. Open, his first major.
Relying on a G425 LST, he was 12 yards longer than the next closest player. One week earlier he was tops at his inaugural PGA Tour event, the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, with a 361.4-yard (330m) average.