Louis Oosthuizen bogeyed the 18th hole of the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia on Sunday to miss putting himself in a position to go to a three-way playoff, but his fourth-place finish signalled a welcome return to form.
The 2010 Open champion carded four rounds in the 60s on the par-70 course Â 65-67-69-66 Â to finish on 13-under-par for the tournament, two shots off the 15-under which was shared by Ben Crane and Webb Simpson ahead of their playoff.
Crane went on to on the second hole of the playoff, but SimpsonÂs second place was enough to see him to the top of the PGA TourÂs moneylist.
Oosthuizen joined the PGA Tour this year in an attempt to expand his reputation after his Open Championship victory, but it wasnÂt a great start to his US campaign as he managed just one top-10 Â a share of ninth in the US Open, admittedly Â before his finish at the McGladrey Classic.
The tournament also heralded a return to the very top of the leaderboard for another South African major winner as Trevor Immelman set a course record of 62 in the third round to vault into contention.
He closed with a 69, and finished one shot back from Oosthuizen in fifth place for his best finish of the year on the PGA Tour.