Oosthuizen focuses on Travelers Championship

South African wants to put US Open behind him, despite finishing second at Chambers Bay

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen wants to forget about last week's US Open as soon as possible, despite finishing second thanks to a remarkable performance.

Oosthuizen looked certain to miss the halfway cut when he followed an opening 77 with two bogeys at the start of his second round to slump to nine over par at Chambers Bay.

However, the former Open champion played the remaining 16 holes in six under par to shoot a superb 66 which he matched in the third round, before recovering from three over par after four holes of the final round with six birdies in the last seven holes.

"While I'm taking a lot of positives out of the week and finished in second, I want to forget about that golf course for now and focus on this week," Oosthuizen told a press conference ahead of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut.


“It was definitely different, completely different to what we play every week. I like links golf, but that was something different than links golf.

“It wasn’t the way links golf should be played. It was just a tough week.

“The whole idea for the week, or my thought of the week, was someone’s got to win it, so you might as well just give it your best and see what happens.”

Seven players

Oosthuizen is one of seven players who finished inside the top 15 last week who are competing in Connecticut, with compatriot Branden Grace joined by Cameron Smith,

Brandt Snedeker

, Tony Finau, Patrick Reed and Andrés Romero.

FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel is also contesting an event won last year by Kevin Streelman, who birdied his last seven holes to win by a single shot from Sergio Garcia and KJ Choi. – (PA)