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Louis Oosthuizen rockets up rankings after US Open runner-up finish

Louis Oosthuizen rockets up rankings after US Open runner-up finish

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen came agonisingly close to winning a second major title at the 121st US Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday, but ultimately had to settle for second – again.

Louis Oosthuizen, who won the 2010 Open Championship, finished on 5-under par for the tournament, one shot adrift of Spain’s Jon Rahm who won his first major.

Rahm holed spectacular birdie putts on both the 71st and 72nd holes to close out his victory.

Louis Oosthuizen, 38, boasts a “grand slam” of runner-up finishes at the four majors.

His second place finish was, however, enough to see his world ranking jump from 18th to 12th as he closes in on the top 10 where a player of calibre should certainly be a permanent fixture.

Following the US Open, South Africa has no fewer than 10 golfers in the world’s top 100.

After Louis Oosthuizen comes Garrick Higgo who despite missing the cut at the US Open moved up one place to 38th while Christian Bezuidenhout remained at 46th.

Branden Grace jumped from 71st to 60th following his T7th finish.

Daniel van Tonder is 79th, with Erik van Rooyen in 87th. One place further behind, Dylan Frittelli finds himself in 88th with Brandon Stone at 90th and Dean Burmester in 92nd.

Thanks to a steady US Open, Charl Schwartzel has moved back into the top 100 and finds himself in the 93rd position.

George Coetzee in on the verge of adding to the SA golfers in the top 100 at 102nd place.

Scores after Sunday’s final round of the 121st US Open at par-71 Torrey Pines:

278 – Jon Rahm (ESP) 69-70-72-67

279 – Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 67-71-70-71

281 – Harris English (USA) 72-70-71-68

282 – Guido Migliozzi (ITA) 71-70-73-68, Brooks Koepka (USA) 69-73-71-69, Collin Morikawa (USA) 75-67-70-70

283 – Branden Grace (RSA) 72-70-74-67, Daniel Berger (USA) 71-72-72-68, Paul Casey (ENG) 71-75-67-70, Xander Schauffele (USA) 69-71-72-71, Scottie Scheffler (USA) 72-69-70-72, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 70-73-67-73

284 – Francesco Molinari (ITA) 68-76-69-71, Russell Henley (USA) 67-70-71-76

285 – Patrick Cantlay (USA) 70-75-71-69, Kevin Streelman (USA) 71-69-72-73, Matthew Wolff (USA) 70-68-73-74, Mackenzie Hughes (CAN) 73-67-68-77

286 – Patrick Reed (USA) 72-73-74-67, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 71-74-73-68, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 71-74-71-70, Brian Harman (USA) 72-71-71-72, Jordan Spieth (USA) 77-69-68-72, Justin Thomas (USA) 73-69-71-73, Dustin Johnson (USA) 71-73-68-74

287 – Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 69-76-74-68, Rikuya Hoshino (JPN) 69-74-73-71, Martin Kaymer (GER) 77-68-69-73, Chris Baker (USA) 74-71-69-73, Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 73-69-68-77

288 – Patrick Rodgers (USA) 70-71-77-70, Dylan Wu (USA) 70-73-74-71, Joaquin Niemann (CHI) 75-69-71-73, Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) 72-70-70-76

289 – Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 70-76-72-71, Robert MacIntyre (SCO) 71-73-72-73, Adam Scott (AUS) 70-75-71-73, Lanto Griffin (USA) 76-69-69-75, Im Sung-jae (KOR) 72-72-69-76

290 – Wade Ormsby (AUS) 72-74-73-71, Adam Hadwin (CAN) 70-72-75-73, Chez Reavie (USA) 76-68-72-74, Kim Si-woo (KOR) 71-75-70-74, JT Poston (USA) 72-73-71-74, Ian Poulter (ENG) 74-71-68-77

291 – Rick Lamb (USA) 71-75-74-71, Tom Hoge (USA) 72-71-76-72, Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 73-72-72-74, Lee Westwood (ENG) 71-72-71-77

292 – Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 72-73-74-73, Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP) 68-76-74-74, Gary Woodland (USA) 74-71-73-74, Bubba Watson (USA) 72-67-77-76, Richard Bland (ENG) 70-67-77-78

293 – Kevin Kisner (USA) 73-73-72-75, Matt Fitzpatrick (ENG) 70-75-72-76

294 – Taylor Montgomery (USA) 70-76-74-74, Stewart Cink (USA) 73-72-74-75, Akshay Bhatia (USA) 73-73-73-75, Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 75-69-74-76, Charley Hoffman (USA) 72-71-75-76

295 – Phil Mickelson (USA) 75-69-76-75, Greyson Sigg (USA) 71-74-75

296 – Marc Leishman (AUS) 74-70-75-77

297 – Matt Jones (AUS) 72-71-79-75, Troy Merritt (USA) 75-71-73-78, Shane Lowry (IRL) 72-74-72-79

298 – Wilco Nienaber (RSA) 72-74-80-72, Kyle Westmoreland (USA) 71-73-78-76

303 – Fabian Gomez (ARG) 70-76-78-79, Jimmy Walker (USA) 74-72-77-80




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