JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
The winner of the Volvo Golf Champions is none other than 30-year-old Louis Oosthuizen, a member of Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
Oosthuizen shot a 16-under-par at the Durban Country Club in his native South Africa and ended with a score of 272. Golf analysts called the finish brilliant. The win is his sixth in the European Tour, and it shot up his World Golf Ranking to fourth place.
Another owner of southeast Florida real estate, Ernie Els, also played the Volvo Golf Champions and finished 43rd, tied with Paul Casey. Els, who lives in Jupiter, shot a seven-under-par tournament score of 281. The 43-year-old now moves on to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, which gets underway Jan. 17, 2013.
He’s not the only local heading to the United Arab Emirates for the four-day tournament. Els will play in a field that includes the World Golf Ranking’s No. 1 and No. 2 players, respectively, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who both bought homes for sale in Palm Beach County.
In other golf news, a handful of PGA Tour players with homes in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens played the Sony Open in Hawaii, and one of them emerged victorious.
Scott Langley, of Jupiter, who practices at The Dye Preserve Golf Club in Ranch Colony, tied for third place with Charles Howell II. Langley, 23, shot a 17-under-par tournament score of 263. It was a remarkable feat for the rookie’s first PGA Tour appearance.
Russ Cochran, of Jupiter, tied for 41st place with Nicholas Thompson, Chad Campbell, Ben Kohles, Henrick Norlander, Peter Tomasulo, David Mathis and Bart Bryant. The 54-year-old shot a seven-under-par tournament score of 273.
Keegan Bradley, also of Jupiter, 27, tied for 49th place with Doug LaBelle II, Jeff Maggert, Lee Williams and D.H. Lee. The 27-year-old shot a six-under-par tournament score of 274.
Palm Beach Gardens resident Steve Marino, 32, finished the Sony Open in 59th place. Marino tied Rory Sabbatini, Dean Wilson, Cameron Percy, Shawn Stefani, Carl Pettersson and Derek Ernst with a three-under-par tournament score of 277.
Morgan Hoffman finished the event in Honolulu in 67th place with a one-under-par tournament score if 279. The 23-year-old tied Kyle Stanley, Steven Bowditch, Fabian Gomez and James Hahn.
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