BREAKING NEWS
IOC won't ban Russia from Rio 2016 Olympics - Russian news agency ... More soon
Close

Louis Oosthuizen sizzles on way to quarters

MARK LAMPORT-STOKES
Last updated 12:05 22/02/2014
Louis Oosthuizen
IAN WALTON/ Getty
EASY DOES IT: Louis Oosthuizen delivered a sizzling display of golf to reach the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship quarter-finals.

Relevant offers

Golf

Kiwi No 1 Danny Lee 11 shots behind Canadian Open leader after three rounds Miguel Angel Jimenez opens lead in Senior British Open Danny Lee nails eagle on 18th hole to make the cut at Canadian Open Jordan Spieth moves on quickly for last major of the year Kiwi golfers Danny Lee, Tim Wilkinson start badly at Canadian Open James Corrigan: Women golfers lose again in battle of the sexes Waikato golfer Denzel Ieremia qualifies for prestigious US Amateur event Bubba Watson trials golfing jetpack in New Zealand Tiger Woods will sit out rest of golf season: report Mark Reason: Golf and Henrik Stenson find redemption with the swoon at Troon

South African Louis Oosthuizen delivered a sizzling display of golf to become the first player to reach the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship quarter-finals with a commanding 5&4 victory over American Webb Simpson on Friday.

Former British Open champion Oosthuizen, who upset top-seeded Swede Henrik Stenson in the previous round, was a flawless six under for the day when he sealed the win at the par-four 14th.

Oosthuizen eagled the par-five second, then added four birdies to tighten his grip on the third-round encounter at Dove Mountain.

"I'm playing some of my best (golf) now," Oosthuizen told reporters. "I'm hitting the ball really good and just need to make the putts.

"I made quite a few birdies coming in, and he put himself in a few tough spots off the tee to make bogeys and pars. My golf has been really solid."

PGA Tour veteran Jim Furyk and fellow American Rickie Fowler also reached the last eight, both after staging impressive fightbacks.

Furyk came from three down after six holes to win a hotly contested match with compatriot Harris English one up, making sure of the win with birdies at 16 and 17 before booking his place in the quarter-finals with a matching par at the 18th.

Fowler, who upset 2010 champion Ian Poulter and in-form American Jimmy Walker in his first two matches, rallied from three down after eight holes to pip Spaniard Sergio Garcia one up.

Fowler piled up five birdies in the last 10 holes to seize control and will take on Furyk in Saturday's quarter-finals.

In other third-round matches, Australian Jason Day was two up on South African George Coetzee after 15 holes and Jordan Spieth was one up on fellow American and defending champion Matt Kuchar after 13.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

If she is able to, when do you expect Lydia Ko to win her first major?

Next year, she's so close

She's still working towards it, within three years

It may be longer than we think, within five years

The expectation might be too much, maybe never

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content