Monday, January 14

Louis Oosthuizen, The Excavator

Louis Oosthuizen
IT WAS A VERY GOOD WEEK for Louis Oosthuizen. The South African won the Volvo Champions on Sunday, closing with a 66 for a 1-stroke victory over 54-hole leader Scott Jamieson of Scotland. Oosthuizen’s sixth career title on the European Tour vaulted him to No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

But that’s not all.

Earlier in the week Oosthuizen also won the pro-am and swapped the first prize, a car, for an excavator. Louis comes from a farming tradition. You can take the golfer off the farm, but you can’t ... I don’t know. Something. Help me out.

The point is, Oosthuizen was really thrilled about his new Volvo CE excavator.

“I’ve been nagging my wife for a few years that I want something on the farm as there are a few stumps and things I need to get rid of,” Oosthuizen said.

“And that’s why I stood over that putt on 18 for a bit longer than normal. So I’m going to play around with it and might dig out a few bunkers.”

Note

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy signed with Nike. They’re going to pay McIlroy a lot of money for a long time. He’s going to use their golf clubs.

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