No sign of an Open hangover for the young South African as Louis Oosthuizen takes share of the lead after the first day of the Scandinavian Masters at Bro Hof.
Oosthuizen scored a solid 67 on the opening day to join Richard Green and Dustin Johnson as the early leaders in Stockholm. The South African expressed that he was looking forward to getting back home for some rest next week, however this may be with a second title under his belt.
“I had a good sleep, but I woke up tired again and the win has definitely drained me,” said Louis Oosthuizen. But the crowds were unbelievable and cheered me onto every green.”
A solid bogey free round from Johnson gives him a share of the lead with Green picking up six birdies to get his round of 67.
Johnson is looking to impress after a disappointed end at the home of golf last week, currently sat in 6th place on the Ryder Cup team rankings he is nearly guaranteed to make his debut at Celtic Manor later this year.
There is a trailing pack who finished just a shot off the pace which includes the Korean KJ Choi and the Scottish Open champion Edoardo Molinari who still has a Ryder Cup spot fully on his mind.
A high finish on Sunday could lift the Italian into a top nine place in the Ryder Cup team to join his brother Francesco. With only five weeks to go before the big event the competition for places is certainly hotting up.