JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen rose 11 spots to number 25 in the latest World Golf Rankings released on Monday.
Oosthuizen surged to a six-shot victory on 18-under in the SA Open at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday, the tournament also marking his first win since 2016 and a paycheque of R2.8m.
The 36-year-old added the SA Open title to his British Open triumph in 2010 - and became just the fourth South African to have won both tournaments after Bobby Locke, Ernie Els and Gary Player.
Branden Grace with his tie for seventh, moved up one spot to 49th. Though he moved up just the single place, it was an important move inside the top-50. Every top-50 player at the end of the calendar year earns an exemption to the first Major of the year - the Masters at Augusta in April.
Charl Schwartzel, who finished third at the SA Open, made a positive move - rising 10 places to 75th. The 2011 Masters Champion has had his struggles this season after beginning the year ranked 33rd.
African News Agency (ANA)