Oosthuizen On Top & Who Gets A PGA Tour Card?

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DP World Tour

Louis Oosthuizen, after a five-year wait, clinched victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

In a dramatic final round, Oosthuizen held off fellow South Africans Charl Schwartzel and Christian Bezuidenhout to win by two strokes.

The tournament, delayed due to stormy weather, saw Oosthuizen and Schwartzel resume play tied for the lead.

Oosthuizen’s round was highlighted by crucial birdies on the back nine, giving him a three-shot lead.

However, the tension peaked on 18th, when Oosthuizen’s drive landed in the water.

Despite this setback, he managed a great recovery, holing a 20-foot putt to secure the win.

The win at Leopard Creek Country Club is Oosthuizen’s tenth European tour title and his first since the South African Open in December 2018.

Another week and another week in the most amazing location for golf.

The tour heads to Mauritius for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the spectacular Heritage La Réserve Golf Club.

PGA Tour/LPGA Tour

Lydia Ko and Jason Day teamed up to clinch a remarkable victory at the Grant Thornton Invitational, a mixed-team event featuring PGA and LPGA Tour players.

The duo finished with a six-under 66 in the final round, playing modified fourballs to secure the win.

The critical moment came on the par-5 17th hole, where Ko’s fairway shot set up a birdie, putting them ahead of the Canadian pair, Corey Conners and Brooke Henderson.

This victory was particularly sweet for Ko, marking a high point in an otherwise challenging year.

The event, the first mixed-team tournament since the JC Penney Classic in 1999, was a hit among players, with many looking forward to future editions.

This week it’s a big week for those players looking to either make it to the PGA Tour for the first time and those players looking to regain their playing rights.

This year’s event saw surprising entrants, including players who’ve tasted significant success but found themselves fighting for status recently.

Among them, Patton Kizzire, a two-time PGA Tour winner, struggled to maintain full status this year.

Scott Piercy, a long-time tour mainstay, also found himself in the fray, highlighting the fleeting nature of professional golf.

Adam Long, known for his 2019 Desert Classic win against Phil Mickelson, was there too, his exemption period having expired.

Harry Higgs, a fan favourite known for his top finishes at major championships, and Russell Knox, once ranked 18th in the world, are also vying for their tour cards.

Who will be able to hold their nerves under pressure and grab one of the five cards available?

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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