Louis Oosthuizen has a swing to die for, a claret jug already in his keeping and enough money to buy half of South Africa. What he also has now is a complete set of second-place finishes at the four Majors.
The 53-foot birdie putt he nailed on the final green at Quail Hollow earned Oosthuizen a share of second place alongside Italy’s Francesco Molinari and ‘Captain America’ Patrick Reed, two shots behind US PGA champion Justin Thomas. Add this to his playoff losses to Bubba Watson at the 2012 Masters and to Zach Johnson at the 2015 British Open, plus a piece of second place at the US Open the same year, and you have a quartet of silver-medal finishes at golf’s Big Four events.
The 34-year-old seems to be handling it pretty well … we think:
Just finished my career grand slam second's .. "I'll rise up" pic.twitter.com/083aRityWn
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) August 14, 2017
The golf world still faces some pretty stiff competition from Oosthuizen; Andra Day not so much.