21 Jul 2010

Gary Player praises Oosthuizen's caddy

7:42 am on 21 July 2010

Those close to Louis Oosthuizen are predicting great things for the new British Open champion after his runaway win at St Andrews.

The three-time former Open champion Gary Player says it was a special day as South Africa was also celebrating Nelson Mandela's 92nd birthday, and Player has had a long association with Oosthuizen's caddy, Zack Rasego.

He says when he built the Sun City golf course 30 years ago he told the owner he wanted to start a caddying programme for black men.

Player says Rasego excelled and caddied for him in the Open, doing a great job.

With a great caddy and a classic swing Player says Oosthuizen should go from strength to strength.