The Deutsche Bank Championship, second of four Playoffs in the FedEx Cup, begins at TPC Boston on Thursday and Louis Oosthuizen will be there looking to go one better than his runner-up result in 2014.
The world number 17 recorded his third straight top-25 with a tie for 18th place at The Barclays last week and heads to Massachusetts on a run of good form.
He shared 12th place at the Deutsche Bank Championship last year on his way to a 30th-place finish in the FedEx Cup.
This year he ranks 44th in the standings with 11 cuts made in 15 starts, including his runner-up result to Jason Day at the WGC-Dell Match Play in March.
Oosthuizen has such a pure game that he shines in big tournaments. This week’s tournament is the real deal, with the top 100 players on the PGA Tour competing for top honours.
Last week Patrick Reed won the first of the Playoffs with a one-stroke victory at The Barclays, and he is a favourite for TPC Boston.
The three form players of 2016 make up the remaining ‘safe bets’ in Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, and Henrik Stenson.
South Africans Charl Schwartzel and Tyrone van Aswegen are also in the field, with the latter sitting on the bubble coming into the tournament.
The prize money, world ranking points, and FedEx Cup points on offer this week are huge. All of that suits Oosthuizen.