TRANSCRIPT | Louis Oosthuizen, 2019 Emirates Australian Open, Round 4


Louis Oosthuizen, 2019 Emirates Australian Open, Round 4

KATHIE SHEARER:  So close Louis, you made it really exciting at the end there.  That eagle, we were on the edge of our seats, on the edge of our toes.

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  I think coming on the back nine I just wanted to try and get some numbers up there so that he’s a little bit under pressure, but he did really well and the whole day he was three shots ahead.  I had to do something and I went for it on the last and it paid off and made a nice eagle.

KATHIE SHEARER:  Looking forward to next week now.

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  Yeah, flying in about two hours’ time so I’m ready.  Game face is on now and I’m ready.

Q.  How much confidence do you take out of this week?  You seemed to get better every day.

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  A lot.  I used this week as preparation for next and obviously, Aussie Open is a great event to play.  First time over here, we had a good time, got the family here.  But I’ll take a lot of confidence out of this and hopefully we can pull it off next week.

Q.  President’s Cup next week, everyone at the moment is talking about Patrick Reed.  Could that possibly galvanise your team a bit more?  You’re represented by nine countries, is that the sort of thing that brings you together?

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  I don’t think we’re going to spend much time on that.  I think the crowd’s going to have a nice time with him.  We’re focused on what we want to achieve and what we want to do.  He brought those things on himself so I can imagine he’s going to have a tough time next week with the crowd.

Q.  Could you imagine if you were on that team, would you be disappointed if a team mate had done that leading into such a major event?

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN:  I think a little bit.  I think a little bit you will, but I’m pretty sure the boys have spoken to him already about it.


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