Louis Oosthuizen is certain he knows what he needs to do to claim a second Major Championship after putting himself within one shot of the lead heading into the weekend at the 2021 U.S. Open Championship.
The South African was crowned Champion Golfer of the Year in 2010 and since then has five second placed finishes in golf’s four biggest events, including at this event in 2015 and at last month’s US PGA Championship.
In round two at Torrey Pines Golf Club, he dropped shots on the sixth and 11th but hit back with a 30 footer on the 14th and made the most of the par five last in a 71.
And the 38-year-old was keeping cool as he once again contested for the trophy at a Major.
“Just keep patient and calm and see if you can get yourself within striking range with nine holes to go on Sunday and then take it from there,” he said.
“The shots I hit in on a bunch of holes with wedges and nine and sand wedge on 17 is holes where it was accessible pins where I can actually give myself a 10, 15 foot putt for birdie and I was fighting to make par.
“So I take a lot out of that, and with the U.S. Open especially, if you’re out of position, you need to just minimise the score, and I did that pretty good today.” – European Tour