TRANSCRIPT | Louis Oosthuizen, 2019 Emirates Australian Open, Round 2


Louis Oosthuizen, 2019 Emirates Australian Open, Round 2

KATHIE SHEARER:  Louis, a great round of golf today; completely different to yesterday, this weather.

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  Yeah, you could see the sky, so it was nice and not as windy.  Golf yesterday played really in the afternoon, to figure out where the wind was, but I felt this morning there was a lot of scoring opportunities.

KATHIE SHEARER:  In a perfect position going into the weekend.

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  Yeah, good spot to go into the weekend.  A lot of golf’s left, but a good start.

Q.  Do you have a number in mind in Day 2 when you see the scores from the day before?

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  No, just give myself as many opportunities as I can for birdie and I didn’t give myself loads. I missed quite a few as well, but I was rolling them nicely and hitting it decent.  So, I’m in a good spot.

Q.  36 holes here now, what at the keys to the Australian Golf Club for you, do you think, to make it?

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  Driving.  You can take it on a bit with your driver and if you get it down there, you can wedge it in close.  The greens are so that anything inside 25 foot you feel like you’ve got a decent chance for birdie.

Q.  It feels like the course is playing short, does it feel like it out there playing it?

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  I think this morning it might have, because the fairways are firming up a little bit and it’s nice to get the roll on it.  But a lot of bunkers that you need to avoid.  You still need to drive it pretty straight. If you take it on and it comes off I think you can have a low round.

Q.  What do you do from here to Sunday, what’s the mindset for tomorrow and then Sunday?

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  Nothing different, just go out and play and see how many birdies I can make.

Q.  Just coming into this Tournament, are you treating it like a serious Tournament or more just trying to get your game in order for next week?  What were your thoughts?

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  Sort of both.  I think it’s fine, just getting the game sharp for next week, it’s nice to play the week before and get the jetlag out of the system and be ready.  Two weeks I feel in the same country is always nice, to just get a little bit acclimatised and feel the crowd and the vibe and everything.  I think next week will be brilliant with the Australian crowd behind us and it’s probably the best opportunity we’re going to get as home turf.

Q.  Have you had time to do stuff with Ernie and the assistants after a day’s play this week?

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  Yeah, we in the group and I’ve been chatting with Ernie a lot and speaking about what he thinks and what we think.  So, we’re all ready to go, all 12 of us, we’re ready to get to next week and start to play.  It’s now just on us to get the game sharp.

KATHIE SHEARER:  Ernie said that he has, in his phone already, the pairings.  He said he’s got all the pairings ready in his phone, have you had a look at the phone?

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  We know what’s going on, so we have a good idea what’s going on.  Obviously, that’s a secret.

KATHIE SHEARER:  Thank you, thank you very much, speak to you tomorrow.


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