Old Palm News - Old Palm Golf Club resident Louis Oosthuizen finishes second at The Masters

Old Palm Golf Club resident Louis Oosthuizen finishes second at The Masters

April 17, 2012

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It took Bubba Watson’s miraculous shot from deep in the woods on the second hole of the sudden death play-off to beat Louis Oosthuizen in the 2012 Masters. Playing in his first major since moving to Old Palm Golf Club, Oosthuizen had his own miracle shot earlier in the day when he holed a four-iron from 253 yards for a double-eagle or “albatross” on the 2nd hole - only the fourth in Masters history and the first ever on that hole. “A great golf course for great finishes,” said Oosthuizen graciously, after finishing runner-up. Oosthuizen knows what it’s like to win one of golf’s Majors; he captured the 2010 Open Championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews. He also has plenty in common with last year’s Masters champion, Charl Schwartzel. The two golfers are South African, they were childhood friends, World Cup partners, and now both men spend time with their families in Old Palm, the premier private Club community in the Palm Beaches. As if that weren’t enough, the connection to Old Palm Golf Club goes even deeper — our course was designed by the legendary Raymond Floyd, the winner of four Major golf championships, including The Masters.

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