Louis Oosthuizen carded a one-under-par 71 in the third round of the Masters to share 12th place heading into the final round, where he’ll look to make one last push in order to achieve a top-10 finish.
The Mossel Bay local lost out in a playoff with Bubba Watson two years ago and certainly been in the spotlight at Augusta National Golf Club on more than one occasion. But the highlights reel skimmed past him on Saturday, because 21-year-old Jordan Spieth was busy making history as he reached the 54-hole mark on 16-under-par.
Durban-born Justin Rose kept the leader within sight by carding an impressive 67 to total 12-under-par for the week, but he’ll need to overcome a four-shot deficit to win on Sunday.
Phil Mickelson, who always seems to come right at the Masters, also carded 67 on Saturday and gave the American an outside chance on 11-under-par.
Oosthuizen heads into Sunday on four-under-par and, without the added pressure of looking to win, could well shoot the lights out. He’s 38th in the world and could certainly use some ranking points, what better week for him to do it?
The man topping the World Ranking, wunderkind Rory McIlroy, shared fifth place on six-under. He was joined by none other than Tiger Woods, who for the first time in a long while was fist pumping on Augusta’s greens.
Ernie Els and 2011 Masters champ Charl Schwartzel shared 21st place on two-under. The Big Easy had a tough round of 75 on Saturday and will certainly look to make amends, while Schwartzel struggled to get things going and shot a mediocre 73.