Louis Oosthuizen is four shots off the US Open lead with Sunday’s final round to come, and in a great position to chase his second Major championship victory.
Oosthuizen took advantage of a good draw on Saturday and signed for a 68 to climb to one under par overall, with American Matthew Wolff leading the field on five under. Bryson DeChambeau is Wolff’s nearest challenger on three under following his third round of 70.
“Any under-par round at a US Open you’ll take,” Oosthuizen told the media. “I think we got very lucky with the draw today. Waking up this morning, watching a bit of golf, you could see it was really cold, windy, and definitely died down for us. The sun came out a little bit. Definitely lucky on the draw today.”
The South African has been quietly figuring out how to play a US Open, with this being the Major that’s seen him record the most top 10 finishes, including tied seventh in 2019, tied second in 2015 and tied ninth in 2011. And he knows exactly what he needs to do in the final round.
“I need to play pretty similar to what I did today. You need to hit fairways. I think everyone out there now, especially on this golf course, knows you need to be patient. A lot can happen even in the last two, three holes, so try and get yourself in a position with three, four, five holes to go and see what you can do. This golf course, you can’t play it out of the rough. You need to be in the fairway even though if you’re a little further back, and from there you can do something.”