South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen has moved within four shots of the leaders at the Phoenix Open after a third-round 63 on Saturday.
Oosthuizen was firing on all cylinders on moving day and has given himself a shot at victory with only the final round remaining at TPC Scottsdale
The 38-year-old rolled in four birdies on the front nine and four more after the turn as he signed for an eight under par, which propelled him to 14 under for the week.
Here comes @Louis57TM.
A birdie on the 16th to join the leaders at -14.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 6, 2021
He will head into Sunday’s conclusion in T5, alongside Justin Thomas, trailing the leaders by shots.
Oosthuizen gave credit to his putting after the Saturday masterclass and says a few small tweaks have made quite a difference.
‘I want to say before U.S. Open last year I put a little bit more loft on my putter just to get a bit of roll on it, and it seemed to help quite a bit strike-wise and rolling the ball.
‘And this is the second week I’ve tried a different stability shaft in the putter and the speed has been really good. You know, when your speed is good you can read the greens a little better. I felt really good on the greens,’ he told reporters.
American duo Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele are leading the way on 18 under par and are nicely poised for a big final round.
They hold a three-shot lead over Scottie Scheffler and South Korea’s Kyoung-Hoon Lee, who are both on 15 under for the week.