Sunday, 12 January 2014
Louis Oosthuizen  (Getty Images)
Louis Oosthuizen (Getty Images)

After Louis Oosthuizen again triumphed at Durban Country Club, took a numerical, and sometimes sideways, look at the key numbers from the final round of the Volvo Golf Champions.


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 Tour tournaments 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

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
2GRACE, BrandenRSA18-11
T3LUITEN, JoostNED18-10

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