Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen may have lost out on winning his second Major at the PGA Championships at Quail Hollow, but he did walk away with a less notable accolade.

 

The South African, 34, was joint runner-up with Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed at the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow on Sunday, behind winner Justin Thomas.

While Justin Thomas captured his first Major title after posting a tournament total of 8 under par, Oosthuizen finished in second place along with Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari at 6 Under. The result meant that Oosthuizen, who won the 2010 Open Championship, has now finished Runner-Up at all four of the Majors during his career, for a Grand Slam of sorts.

Oosthuizen lost a play-off to Bubba Watson at the 2012 Masters, another to Zach Johnson at The Open in 2015 and tied for second behind Dustin Johnson at the US Open later that year.

Only five players have completed the illustrious career Grand Slam by winning each of golf’s four majors in the modern era – Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

The South African celebrated the “achievement” in hilarious fashion while flying back from Quail Hollow.


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