Louis savouring Leopard Creek

The final tournament of 2014 is held at a very special place in South Africa – Leopard Creek Country Club. The estate sits on the border of the Kruger National Park and its name has become synonymous with golf on the wild side.

Louis Oosthuizen was excited about his time in the bushveld, but his focus for the week was on contending at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, which begins Thursday at Leopard Creek.

“I’ll go to the Kruger Park tomorrow with my wife and little ones. You wake up early in the mornings for a drive or two, play golf in the afternoons and sit around a fire at night. It’s not going to get much better than that,” he said.

This week’s 156-man tournament also marks the first full-field event of the 2015 Race to Dubai. With €1,5-million on offer there is a chance to get a real headstart before the festive break.

Oosthuizen hasn’t travelled to Malelane for Order of Merit purposes – he’s come to contend for the title.

“I always come here have a great time, just being out in the wildlife. But I am focused on the golf. I want to have a good finish and hopefully this week Leopard Creek can be kind to me for a change,” he said.

The 2010 Open Champion led the South African contingent at the Nedbank Golf Challenge last week, where he tied for third place on three-under-par. His game is close to perfect and this week the setting will inspire him to perform.

“This is definitely my favourite golf course in South Africa. I always love coming here and it’s always in great condition. It will be a good challenge. It’s a golf course where you can shoot a low number, but it’s going to bite you. It’s got tough stretches in the middle and you need to be on your game,” he said.

 

Louis savouring Leopard Creek

The final tournament of 2014 is held at a very special place in South Africa – Leopard Creek Country Club. The estate sits on the border of the Kruger National Park and its name has become synonymous with golf on the wild side.

 

Louis Oosthuizen was excited about his time in the bushveld, but his focus for the week was on contending at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, which begins Thursday at Leopard Creek.

 

“I’ll go to the Kruger Park tomorrow with my wife and little ones. You wake up early in the mornings for a drive or two, play golf in the afternoons and sit around a fire at night. It’s not going to get much better than that,” he said.

 

This week’s 156-man tournament also marks the first full-field event of the 2015 Race to Dubai. With €1,5-million on offer there is a chance to get a real headstart before the festive break.

 

Oosthuizen hasn’t travelled to Malelane for Order of Merit purposes – he’s come to contend for the title.

 

“I always come here have a great time, just being out in the wildlife. But I am focused on the golf. I want to have a good finish and hopefully this week Leopard Creek can be kind to me for a change,” he said.

 

The 2010 Open Champion led the South African contingent at the Nedbank Golf Challenge last week, where he tied for third place on three-under-par. His game is close to perfect and this week the setting will inspire him to perform.

 

“This is definitely my favourite golf course in South Africa. I always love coming here and it’s always in great condition. It will be a good challenge. It’s a golf course where you can shoot a low number, but it’s going to bite you. It’s got tough stretches in the middle and you need to be on your game,” he said.

 

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