Louis Oosthuizen has posted a gracious message to social media despite the disappointment of yet another runner-up finish at a Major.
Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, suffered his sixth Major runner-up effort since his win at St Andrews, a bogey at the 17th dooming his title bid after he pulled his tee shot left into bushes and needed a penalty drop.
However, taking to social media, he congratulated winner Jon Rahm, while remaining steadfast in his belief that he would eventually get across the line.
I’ll keep knocking on that major door. Gave it my best and am thankful to the @USGA and @usopengolf for a great week. Enjoy the win, @JonRahmpga! Nothing like a major win on Father’s Day as a new dad. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/WlXjzDhX6R
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) June 21, 2021
Prior to the final round, Oosthuizen had also shared a touching message on Father’s Day to suggest he was a winner one way or another regardless of the end result this past Sunday.
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) June 20, 2021
Just watched Louis Oosthuizen endure a USGA ceremony and photo shoot to receive his runner-up medal after another heartbreaking defeat. Did the whole thing with class and a smile on his face. Not every player would’ve done that.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) June 21, 2021