He’s nine shots off the lead, so Louis Oosthuizen knows it’s time to put everything on the table on Sunday in the final round of the R6.5-million Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club.
He carded is best round of the tournament so far with a three-under-par 69 in Saturday’s third round to move into a share of fifth with Tongchai Jaidee of Thailand.
He knows that a gap of that magnitude makes winning a long shot. “I’m too far to really do anything to scare the leaders,” he said, “bit a good round will be something I can take a lot out of for next week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship.”
He’s been unable to get his game together so far. “It’s been difficult golf,” he said. “I hit it well for two days and didn’t make a putt. I hit it horribly in the third round, made some putts and got my best score.
“So it’s been a bit all over the place, but if I can find a few more fairways and greens in the final round, maybe I can make a few putts and try and put some low number out there. I think if I hit it like I did in round two, and putt like I did in round three, I can shoot a 65 or something like that,” he added.