Old Palm Golf Club member and resident Louis Oosthuizen nearly won the 2015 U.S. Open in dramatic fashion after he birdied six of the last seven holes. After posting a U.S. Open record-tying 29 on the back nine, Oosthuizen was the leader in the clubhouse until Jordan Spieth birdied the final hole to win by one stroke.
Oosthuizenâs comeback was even more spectacular considering that he shot an opening round of 77 on Chambers Bay, a highly challenging and controversial course that had never before hosted the U.S. Open. Oosthuizen never gave up, shooting 66, 66 and 67 in his last three rounds.
âIâll take a lot out of this week, especially the last three days the way I played,â said Oosthuizen, winner of the 2010 British Open. âI could have easily shot a big number after that start. I just fought and tried to have a good week.â
Fellow South African and Old Palm member and resident Charl Schwartzel placed seventh just two shots behind Oosthuizen. It was the best finish in the U.S. Open for Schwartzel, who captured his first major in 2011 by winning the Masters.
Old Palm member and resident Lee Westwood also played in this yearâs U.S. Open and had his best round on the second day, shooting a one-under-par 69.