South Africa’s leading golfer, Louis Oosthuizen, has explained why he won’t be featuring for Team SA at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
When the men’s field for the Olympics was announced on Tuesday, Oosthuizen did not feature on the list, with Garrick Higgo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout instead set to tee it up for SA at the Olympics, if they choose to play.
Oosthuizen took to social media to explain why he wouldn’t be at the Olympics, saying a desire to finishing a strong Fed Ex Cup season was one of the reasons.
As it is, Oosthuizen moved to 10th in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup standings after finishing solo second at this past weekend’s US Open.
He also reiterated that family commitments were another chief factor.
2/2 in the States, in addition to honoring family commitments with the new life we are building at the farm. Family has always been my core and this is the best decision for us at this time in our lives. My best are with the South Africans competing. We will be cheering you on!
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) June 22, 2021
Has Louis Oosthuizen withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics? Latest Tokyo rankings (which are finalised today) have Garrick Higgo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout as the 2 SA 🇿🇦 men’s golfers pic.twitter.com/Cwz7m7XBbg
— Gary Lemke (@GaryLemke) June 22, 2021