OOSTHUIZEN WINS VOLVO GOLF CHAMPIONS, CLIMBS TO WORLD #4.

LOUIS AVERAGED 304.9 YARDS OFF THE TEE WITH HIS ANSER DRIVER

2013-01-13

With his Anser driver, Louis Oosthuizen was #1 in average driving distance for the week at 304.9 yards, just one reason he was able to win the Volvo Golf Champions in his native South Africa. His final-round 66 helped him overcome a five-shot deficit to start the final round and win by a shot at Durban Country Club. It was his sixth European Tour title and 11th overall. The victory elevated Oosthuizen to fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest he’s been in his career.

"It was a great week – a lot of things happened," said the 30-year-old, who was 16 under (68-64-74-66). In addition to average driving distance, he was #1 in putts per G.I.R at 1.611. "It’s a great start [to the year]. I knew I had to come out and get my name up there. After being five down, to make it up after 12 holes, I was really chuffed about that. I just played really well all day."

It was his fifth top-six finish in his last six European Tour events. In his last eight starts, Oosthuizen has seven top 10s.

Oosthuizen relied on an Anser driver (9.5°), G5 fairway woods (15° and 18°), S56 irons (3-PW), Tour S Rustique wedges (47°, 54°, and 60°/TS), and a Scottsdale ZB S putter.

New PING tour staff player Julien Quesne finished T5.