Louis Oosthuizen became the second successive short-priced winner on the European Tour after winning the South African Open by a record-equalling six-stroke margin.
Oosthuizen, the 7/1 pre-tournament favourite, carded successive rounds of 67 over the weekend to consolidate on his blistering opening score of 62 and run away with the title with an 18-under-par total.
His nearest challenger Romain Langasque finished on 12-under, with the rest of the field a further two shots back. The South African’s victory came seven days after 6/1 chance Cameron Smith claimed his second successive Australian PGA Championship title.
Oosthuizen had placed in the top five on two of his three previous starts, including his most recent appearance at the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City.
The 2010 Open champion, who has been runner-up at four major championships, is a best price of 70/1* with Bet365 for the 2019 Open at Portrush.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|