Louis Oosthuizen has completed the career Grand Slam….of second-place finishes. On Sunday Oosthuizen finished tied for second at the PGA Championship, which he has now done in every single Major. And did he mope around about it?
Nope. Not in the slightest.
Louis Oosthuizen has now finished 2nd in every golf major.
— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 14, 2017
He decided to do a lip-sync battle (by himself) on the plane ride home. If Oosthuizen ever gets tired of finishing second, he can certainly go have a stellar career on Spike’s Lip Sync Battle or go on the Tonight Show and challenge Jimmy Fallon.
This should not be viewed as a negative for Oosthuizen, it takes quite a lot of moxie to consistently be in the Top-10 of any given Major. These are essentially really, really good Top-5’s for the South African. Something that has really kept him around for these Majors is his ball-striking ability. His distance with his irons is impressive for his 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame.
Something that has really kept him around for these Majors is his ball-striking ability. His distance with his irons is impressive for his 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame.
Oosthuizen’s second-place streak began after his first Major Championship, his victory at The Open in 2010. Prior to that Major, Oosthuizen had missed the cut in seven of the eight previous Majors he played in. The streak started with a second-place finish in 2012 Masters when he lost to Bubba Watson.
He ran into some bad luck three years later getting silver-finishes in the U.S. Open (winner-Jordan Spieth) and Open Championship (winner – Zach Johnson). He came full-circle this weekend when he was just short of Justin Thomas at the 99th PGA Championship.
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) August 13, 2017
Oosthuizen is still relatively young, 34 years of age, for the PGA Tour. In the last 37 Majors Oosthuizen has played, he’s made the cut in 21 of them. Further more he has 15 Top-25 finishes in those Majors. So if Oosthuizen makes the cut at a Major Championship, there is a good chance he’ll be sticking around until Sunday afternoon.
Like I said, if he ever gets tired of golf there is always a (hopefully profitable) career in lip syncing…just try not to come in second place.