Gold star of round one

Goes to my pick to win this week, Louis Oosthuizen. See below what’s so special about Louis? Answer is he is very special.

I walked round with his group for quite some time because it also had US Open champion Jon Rahm and defending Open Champion Shane Lowry, and it was a joy to watch. I also greatly enjoyed watching two other South Africans Branden Grace and Ernie Els. It was interesting to hear a grandfather talk to his young grandson about Ernie “he’s one of the greatest golfers who has ever lived. Watch his swing – so powerful and graceful”. He was really striking the ball well.

But Louis. Man, I could watch him for hours. His bogey free round of 64 was so pure. But there’s still room for improvement. I saw from his stats that he was behind the leaders in driving accuracy and although he is the number one ranked in strokes gained putting on the PGA Tour he was also behind the field in putting.

Louis said “It was the most perfect round I could have played. I didn’t make many mistakes. When I had a birdie opportunity I made the putt”.

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