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07:09

FINAL DAY FROM THE VOLVO GOLF CHAMPIONS AT DURBAN COUNTRY CLUB

  • Louis Oosthuizen retains the title on -12 after final-day 68
  • Oosthuizen's fifth consecutive year with a European Tour victory
  • Fourth straight time he has started the year with win on home soil
  • 2012 champ Branden Grace second on -11
  • Get involved on twitter with #ETLiveBlog

by Will Pearson and Dave Clark

16:00

Louis Oosthuizen

. celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions at Durban Country Club

 

15:54

And with that they were done. What a start to 2014 we have been treated to this week, where King Louis reigned again in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal at the Volvo Golf Champions. Thanks for joining us this week on the #ETLiveBlog, we'll see you next week in Abu Dhabi...

15:54

Louis Oosthuizen's Path to Victory - Day 4 Volvo Golf Champions

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15:50

What a marvellous final round it was from Oosthuizen, and especially the performance he put in over those last six holes. Magical stuff. Louis Oosthuizen's 'Path to Victory' coming up on the full live blog now...

15:42

Winner's Interview - LouisOosthuizen (-12) - Volvo Golf Champions

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15:35

Now, most importantly, time to hear from the main man, Louis Oosthuizen on his fabulous seventh European Tour victory...

15:25

Day 4 Highlights - Volvo Golf Champions

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15:20

And now for succinct round-up of the best of the day's action across the course, the story of the day if you will, here are the final day highlights. You know the drill, live blog now...

15:10

Views from the top - Day 4 Volvo Golf Champions

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15:05

Let's kick off our video offering by hearing from the other big players today, including runner-up Branden Grace. Video on the full live blog now...

14:50

Volvo Golf Champions – Final Day in Numbers

12 – Shots under par Oosthuizen was in winning – exactly the same aggregate total as he won with in 2013

4 – Birdies he made in his last six holes in storming to victory

7 – European Tour events Oosthuizen has now won

2 – Along with Charl Schwartzel, only the second South African to make successful defences of two different European Tour titles

4 – The fourth consecutive time he has won his first event in a calendar year

5 – Seasons in a row Oosthuizen has now won in on The European Tour – now the record for active players

7 – Times Durban Country Club has hosted a European Tour event, won on every occasion by a South African

700,000 – Dollars Oosthuizen takes home for the win

8 – The number of events won by South Africans out of the last 11 European Tourtournaments held in South Africa

120 – Victories on The European Tour now by South Africans

8 – Nationalities in the top ten following the third round, including 3 South Africans (Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Thomas Aiken) and 3 Frenchmen (Raphael Jacquelin, Victor Dubuisson, Julien Quesne)

11 – Eagles during the final round, including 3 on the 18th hole (Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Marcel Siem, Charl Schwartzel)

1 – Birdie all day on the par four first (Colin Montgomerie)

1 – Bogey-free round all week (Jacquelin in the first round)

21 – Players under par for the tournament

24 – The amount of shots between first and last place

10,591 – Miles from Durban to Abu Dhabi, host city to next week’s stop on The European Tour

14:45

While we're gathering some quality video content and reaction for you, let's take a statistical look back at the final day of the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions...

14:25

Congratulations, too, to Branden Grace, a gracious runner-up: "I thought I played some superb golf today. I let a couple slip out there which was unfortunate but it was a good one.  If you told me my first event I would start off with a second place, coming this close, I would have taken it so I'm very pleased. Obviously,the winner at the end of the week is always the true champion, and he played very well so he deserves it."

14:18

Oosthuizen's victory means that eight of the last 11 European Tour events in South Africa have been won by home players, a fact he referenced just now: "It was nerve wracking there through the round but I knew once I turned on 14 I needed to make birdies and the birdie putt on the 15th felt crucial and I just missed it.  And then something about the 16th tee shot got me this week.  But fortunately I finished strong and I'm just happy that I got it done. I think the home crowd was really spurring us along and I saw Branden up there and I knew he wasn't going away.  I thought he was probably going to get it to 12, but he made bogey somewhere. But I think we just love playing in South Africa."

13:59

Many thanks Dave, fine work. Tommy Fleetwood taps in for birdie at the last but today just was not his day and he signs for a closing 72 to finish on ten under par, in a share of third with Joost Luiten. Better luck next time Tommy. But huge congratulations to our winner Louis Oosthuizen, who wins a European Tour title for the fifth season running, now the new record for active players to win in the most number of consecutive seasons. All the best reaction, videos, pictures, interviews, stats and more coming right up...

13:50

Oosthuizen knocks in a two foot birdie putt to retain his title – making 2014 the fourth calendar year in a row he’s started with a victory on home soil. Will Pearson is on hand to guide you through all the reaction…

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1OOSTHUIZEN, LouisRSA18-12
2GRACE, BrandenRSA18-11
T3LUITEN, JoostNED18-10
T3FLEETWOOD, TommyENG18-10
T5HARRINGTON, PadraigIRL18-9
T5JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-9
T5DUBUISSON, VictorFRA18-9
T8AIKEN, ThomasRSA18-7
T8QUESNE, JulienFRA18-7
T10BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-5

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