LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Where did you come from Louis Oosthuizen?
While the likes of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day were trading places at the top of the PGA Championshipleaderboard, Oosthuizen quietly birdied three of the last five holes Saturday at Valhalla to shoot his second consecutive 67 and reach 9 under par for the tournament.
“The way the golf course is now, you can attack quite a bit,” Oosthuizen said. “So you know you don’t get that opportunity every time you play a major.”
The 2010 British Open champion was a complete non-factor over the first day and a half, but he ended his second round Friday with four birdies in the last five holes. Still, he was 1 over after six holes on Saturday, but made the run late to jump near the top squarely into contention to win his second major championship.
“I think the way the golf course is I’m definitely a bit more aggressive than I would usually,” he said. “It definitely makes it a bit easier out there.”
Oosthuizen signed for a 67 and moves into a tie for 6’th on -9, 4 shots behind the leader Rory McIlroy.
Branden Grace barely made the cut on Friday, but a third round 68 saw him move up into a tie for 42’nd place.