Monday, 29 February 2016
Louis Oosthuizen  (Getty Images)
Louis Oosthuizen (Getty Images)

Louis Oosthuizen held off a late charge from Alex Levy and others to take home his eighth European Tour title by one shot at the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

The South African successfully converted a 54 hole lead into victory for the sixth time in nine attempts with a final round 71 to finish with a 16 under par total of 272.

There is no doubting that Oosthuizen's ball striking was his key to success in Australia as his statistics show.


Oosthuizen average 291 yards off the tee for the week with his new Ping G LS Tec driver. Impressively he missed just two of his first 28 fairways at Lake Karringup Country Club, finishing the tournament with a driving accuracy of 75 per cent. He ranked inside the top 20 in both driving distance and accuracy for the week.

Even more impressive last week was Oosthuizen's iron play. Armed with a set of Ping S55 irons, the World Number 19 missed just four Greens in Regulation through four rounds. Only three players in European Tour history have hit more greens in one event: Colin Montgomerie (2004 Wales Open), Chris Wood (2012 Dunhill Links) and Henrik Stenson (2013 DP World Tour Championship).

GIR stat

When you hit that many greens, you are going to have a lot of putts and thus Oosthuizen finished the week with 125 putts, ranking 61st for the week. However he did rank inside the top 30 in Putts per GIR with his new Ping Scottsdale TR Senita CB putter.

A new putter and a putting grip combined to hole some impressive putts.

Here's a complete look at was what in Louis Oosthuizen's bag:

 Ball        Titleist Pro V1x
 Shoe        Adidas
 Driver        Ping G LS Tec 11.25 degrees
 1st Fairway Wood        Ping G 14.5 degrees
 1st Utility Iron        Ping G Crossover 19.5 degrees
 4-PW        Ping S55
 Sand Wedge        Callaway MD3 50 degrees
 Gap Wedge        Callaway MD3 54 degrees
 Lob Wedge        Callaway MD3 60 degrees
 Putter        Ping Scottsdale TR Senita CB

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
2LEVY, AlexanderFRA18-15
T4BOURDY, GrégoryFRA18-13
T4UIHLEIN, PeterUSA18-13
6WATTEL, RomainFRA18-12

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