With an 11-under par total of 129 shots in two rounds at the 2021 British Open, Louis Oosthuizen broke the 36-hole record at the oldest golf championship.
Oosthuizen made his first and only bogey in that stretch on the par-3 16th forum on Friday, but made a gutsy save for the next forum on his way to a 5-under round of 65 to support his 64th opening.
Scoring conditions were ideal at Royal St.George in Sandwich, Kent, England. Despite the fairways lending to unpredictable rebounds and the roughs posing a serious challenge, Oosthuizen put an absolute clinic off the tee to build a two-stroke head. Collin Morikawa.
When the wind doesn’t blow in this place, it lends itself to fairly low scores. Oosthuizen became particularly hot on the ninth in Round 2, birdieing No. 12 and 13 in front of an eagle at par-5 14.
If he maintains his elite form from the tee to the green and pulls out some point shots, Oosthuizen will lift the Claret Jug on Sunday for the second time. We’ve seen a dominant form from Oosthuizen to the Open before, as he won in 2010 at St. Louis. Andrews for seven shots.