A Round With Radar – Episode Six: Louis Oosthuizen

A Round With Radar – Episode Six: Louis Oosthuizen

Welcome back it’s another Round with
Radar. Look at the beach big horseshoe beach. No, I’m not in Sydney.
I’m in Ireland. I mean, after all, it’s Irish Open week. A few years back Greg Norman told me he was building a golf course in Ireland on this amazing piece of property. It’s
here, it’s Doonbeg. Who am I playing today? In a match? Well he’s won the Open
Championship where everyone wants to win the Open. The Old Course at St. Andrews.
Have you worked it out yet? Come on let’s go and find out who it is. So we’ve got
the driveway in anticipation. Who’s the PING player going to be this
week? Who’s the victim? Louis Oosthuizen. Are we playing together? Boy, I think we should go out for a few holes Louis and bring Doonbeg to its knees. What do you
think? Perfect. How’s the form? How’s the form? All good, really. Well you’re not playing too well are you? Today I might be a little better. You’re going to punish me. Yeah. Let’s do it. Let’s go. Louis. Well in this series, A Round with Radar, I haven’t managed to beat anybody yet. And the thing is, it’s a lucky thing for you because I’m really starting to try hard. Because I’ve got a dodgy knee. I have got a dodgy knee. US Open I just woke up in the morning and just went, ugh. Backs. You’ve had your problems tell us all
about that. Yeah, the lowest point for me was, I think it was in ’13 at the Open walking off the golf course playing with Tiger. And walking
off with a with a lower back issue and that was sort of the second time I
withdrew from an event as a pro, with an injury, during the play. And then after
such a good season in ’12 where I got to number four in the world and at the end
of ’12 and then just was hammered with injuries the whole first half of ’13 and then to the beginning of ’14 as well. So those two years to me were
tough to get over. And then found a good trainer, Kevin Duffy, which you know got me back into things I have
to do, and those little exercises that you’re not doing. A change of life for me. And I’ve been great. Now and then I wake up with a
horrible neck or something like that but it’s nothing that it keeps me out of the game for more than a week. Ok, well let’s just play a few holes. So
I’m taking the honor. You can hit down the fairway. I’ve got a built in slice at the moment. That’s a good start. I told you I was long. Wind is off the left so… I saw you on the range. Not too bad. If you like it right. It’s definitely a par 5 from there for you. Are we good to go? One of the best swings in golf. Beautiful down the left side, wind out of
the left Louis. Marvelous.
Louis you’re one of the longest-serving PING players. How long have you been with
the great company? 17 years since I turned pro in 2002. That’s a long time. And why just to tell us why it’s been such such a good fit and it made you so much money and trophies. You know the clubs have gotten better and better. And I’ve seen most of the clubs. I just missed the persimmon ones. But every time there’s something new coming and something exciting coming. And whenever
you speak to them, you know, ‘Can we work on this?’ They always get it spot-on. And the Blueprint irons I use now, I’ve been bugging them a while. ‘Can we get that blade in?’ Come over, let’s have a look, Louis. Let’s get in here. My four iron here, well I haven’t got a four iron. We got the blade going there, and I mean, Look at the difference in size. My game has gone, iron play has gone really good since I’ve been with a Blueprint for almost a year now. Forgiving. Unforgiving. But you want that. You want that really good hit to be very good. I mean I can do more with these clubs
now. And, I actually think my my miss is at lot better than with the ones I’ve played before. So they you feel as though if you get it a little in the heel or on the toe goes a little straighter. Yeah. They do. Obviously if you don’t get it out the middle, if you hit it a little thin, it doesn’t go a long
way. You don’t have that forgiving on it but man, the good ones are really good. That’s a four. A little birdie told me that when you holed it at Augusta on the par 5 with a four iron, made an albatross, what did they do for you? So, the four iron, I got a gold-plated four iron. Exactly the same one as I hit on that shot. That’s pretty cool. And, he’s got a few gold putters like Lee Westwood. But we’ll get on to that…later. More than me. Ok, I’m in the right rough, on an up slope Louis. Little par 5 first here at Doonbeg. That should be fine. Just right of it. It’s alright. Bit of a chunk. So what do you got, Louis? I’ve got about 240 yards to that pin. That’s my trouble. So what do you think about this? This is a rise of what are we saying 8 feet? 7 feet? And you’re on the flat. Tell the people at home how you’ll play
this shot and eliminate this, get it out of your brain. So normally, I would try and get the height of my 3 iron, to to get
rid of this. I don’t think I want to get it too high here because it’s going to catch
all the wind, but I think a normal standard one’s going take this out of
play and I’m probably not going to get to the green. But 3-wood is way too much. I
can’t hit 3-wood here. I’m just going to hit a stock standard 3-iron. It’s probably going to be just short. But it should, it should lift. That’s a gorgeous strike. A draw back into
it. Oh, it got there! There we go. Perfect. 20 feet. Another eagle putt for Louis. With one of his gold putters. How cool is it coming to Ireland? Oh, it’s brilliant. Isn’t it just marvelous? Little downslope here. Just a little bump. Go! Go! Stay up. Oh, it’s going to stay. Didn’t bump. Still not as close as you. You’re there for two. Look at this shot. Look. 20 feet for an eagle. Come on, let’s go. I didn’t think I was going to get there. But it got there. I’m going to leave the flag in, Louis. What are your thoughts on that? On what? Are you leaving it in? I don’t know about these flags though over here. You can see them pinging back to you? Yeah, I like to with the longer putts leave them in. But on that length I would pull it. Unless it’s really quick downhill. I’ll lay it flat behind the hole. They actually don’t look that slow. No. They are quick. Have a putt Louis. Now what I want you to do now for us Louis, I want you to go through your routine for us. Okay. So, and I do normally this even while the other guys are reading their putts, so then when it’s my turn I’m ready. I don’t have to, you know. That’s a very good point for people at home. Because I think on a putting green you do take a little bit more time. So you got to be preparing before your putts. I read it from all four sides. This side just have a quick glance more on if it’s downhill and do I see a little slope. Then, from this side I just sort of see. I see it’s similar today. See it, you know, going a little up that way
and then coming this at the hole. Then from this side just basically just what
I’ve seen on the first two. Just going over there to see. If you haven’t seen something. Then I’ve got idea in my head. Like probably just outside left here. Before I read it from that side, I’ll just stand over to see if that’s something I’m comfortable with
starting on the left. And then I have a final just from this side. So what have you found? I’m finding it just outside the left. I think it’s going to break right and straighten out at the end. And then if I use the line on shorter putts I use the line. Then I don’t take a practice stroke. But the rest of the time I take just two little practice
strokes to sort of just get a feel for it, and then move in. I just didn’t hit it. Yeah, it was a perfect line. Still a birdie, Louis. Thanks for that little tip. Four net three. I get a shot here, don’t I? I gave myself a six footer. Louis, you’ve come second in all the three majors, bar the Open where you’ve won it. The Open Championship at St. Andrews. Amazing. Why are you so good at the majors? I think, I think sort of later in my career I started playing better on really tough courses. When the golf was to
set up really tough, I think I played better. I’ve been driving the golf ball
really good and I’ve always felt like I’m a good driver of the golf ball and
keeps me in play. I hit driver a lot. And it’s, it’s the big moments you want. You know. I can’t wait to play in a major. I love that. The whole intensity about it. Everyone’s sort of nervous; and, I’m not. I just love starting on Thursday playing a major. What about the Open? Ok, the win at St. Andrews, I’ve already said that. Everyone just wants to win the Open. The win at St. Andrews is the holy grail of golf. When you woke up the next morning, what were your thoughts? The trophy was right on my nightstand, and sort, of just looked over and like didn’t know if I stole it, or what happened. And then, I saw my name on there and it was a cool feeling. It was brilliant to see it there. Immediately sitting in my bed going
through all the names again on it and it was just special. Have you got one at home? I got the replica, yeah. The full size one? Ninety percent replica they give you, yeah. Everyone who comes around the house…are they like “Can I touch it?” Well, yeah. They can touch it. It’s not the real one. You get the the real one for a year that you travel with. And, yeah, I’ve got the ninety percent one at home. How many did you win by? Six or seven? Seven. Seven. Amazing. And then, the last time at St. Andrews… Yeah, I lost in a playoff. You and Marc Leishman. Yeah. Me, Zach Johnson and Leishman. You absolutely love the old course. Yeah, I can’t wait for it in 2021. A little bit right. A little right. Should work. Now this swing, Louis, people talk about
your swing being so simple. How it’s your trunk down here is so solid
and it’s just a turn. How did you manage to be born with such grace when it comes
to swinging the club? I don’t know. One of my main things always is when I started out with my coach when I was 10 years old, just rhythm. You need to get the
rhythm, as you know down. I was taught don’t push yourself to hit the ball too hard. Just get the rhythm right and get the timing right and that was sort
of the thing we always, just the rhythm, the rhythm. And still today I’ve just stuck with it. Worked for Ernie. Ernie was one of the guys I grew up watching. And I said, ” That’s my idol.” You can’t get better rhythm than that. If Ernie was on the range if I was playing a championship back in the day, I’d get as close to him as possible. And he wouldn’t know, but I’m
just trying to feed off Ernie’s rhythm. You know you can learn a lot off that can’t you? If someone’s got good rhythm, you just hang around them. Yeah, perfect. A little right as well. Down the right with me. Bunkers down there. Hello! Good mate. Good. Yeah. Well, a true major champion is here. Got
Rich Beem over here for Sky Sports commentator. We let him out. We only have to pay him about 5 quid a week. I got Louis, a major champion. I’ve got a PGA champion. I’m surrounded by superstars. Fantastic. Yeah. See ya, Beemer. Are they in the pickets over there on the left? Now that is when you know you’re a broken-down golf pro. Like, you’re not even seeing those pickets. No. I see it now. Just a nice little 7-iron for me. Oh, fat. That’s going to run up. That’s going to work nicely. Should be good. Little chunky, but it should be good. What do you mean, what do you mean a little chunky? I took half of Ireland with it. How did you get into the game? My brother started with my cousin you know. The farms were next to each other and they always weekend’s play and whatever and
just hit balls on the farm and stuff. And then I just picked up a club and
started swinging eventually. Because we all played tennis really. No golf.
And my brother said to my dad, “Listen, he can play because he never misses the
golf ball. He hits it straight, you should get him some clubs .” And then my dad
took me to the head pro at George Golf Club, Von Tucker, and got me a little
junior set. And he was my coach as well from the start. And just, you know, kept on
playing. Yeah, I like that story, that when you won the Open or some tournament, that you bought yourself a tractor. Yeah, John Deere baby. What? You still got it? Yeah. A big, 100 horsepower. So a big nice cab. Everything. Radio, air conditioning, all the works. So you just drive around in it? Well, we use it. My brother still uses it on fully the farm. He farms off of my piece of land down there. Whenever I’m there I help him may hay. And I cut the grass and stuff. It’s brilliant. My kids love it. How far you got? I’ve got 110 yards to the pin. Black wedge? Yeah. I don’t know, I like the look. It’s just a black steel shaft. Probably try and pitch this about 15. Wind out of the left. Full release out of
that fluff. Yep. Probably pitch it 15 short of that pin. Too far left. Get it wind Good distance, just, links golf. Just love it, don’t you? it’s just marvel it’s just it’s just
really you got four different shots you can hit yeah, yeah you could bump it in
there you can do whatever you want. Yes I haven’t got a day here in Ireland
let’s just not absolutely magnificent. I don’t know if we’d be saying the same thing if it was going down sideways. Imagine, listen you’re playing in rain with
this wind. No, I don’t want to imagine that. Really don’t want to imagine that. Tell us about the wedge setup Louis. How many do you got? I got four wedges. I got a very strong
pitching wedge I think it’s around 44 and a half degrees and then I’ve
got a 50 degree the Glide 2.0 and the 56 Glide 2.0 in the forged 60 degree.
So, the reason I got the Glide 2.0, I was on these two I was spinning the
forged too much getting a lot of spin on the greens and sort of, you know it
was a tough one to control and I went to these two which I’ve used before
in the past and they seem to be a lot better. That’s better too much very very
difficult when you get back flags. Yeah and just when it’s little windy as
well and you’ve got that little into the wind it becomes a normal little sand wedge
becomes a softer gap which so then it starts to get tricky where sometimes you
just want to eat the stock standard one. Names. Yeah my 57 the lowest round I’ve
shot. And then I’ve got my youngest Emma here. Sophia, my middle one, and Jana my
oldest, and my wife Nella. Nickname for her. Kept you in the good book. 57! Yeah. Where? Where did you do that? Mossel Bay Golf Course in 2002 11 birdies, 2 eagles. It was fun. Everything went in that day. I’m sure it was fun! I’m sure it was fun! In a little dell, I find myself. Well the nice thing with the links is you
can putt that. Yeah if hit it. What do you you like to see in a putter Louis? Square lines square when you put it down it just looks neat nothing, nothing you know
fancy or anything about it so, I’ve used this now awhile though the Vault
2.0. I’ve got it exactly the same putter like this where they insert as well
that’s a little faster off the face. So, between the two, are same weight but just a different off the face this one is quite softer off the face. Is that milled? Yes, I
think so I hope so. Yeah. All square. Yeah, just this
just nice, neat lines on it and and I’ve had some good success with this putter
lately. I really like it. Good US Open! Okay Down you go. Ah it’s just two right in the middle. Two in a row, in the heart. you sure you don’t anchor there? Nothing! Well I think there’s a few dodgies out there but I’ll tell you what, Me?
I’m definitely anchoring. You’re like a truly global player most Australians most South Africans where we have to travel so much to play around the world. How does that
fit in for you? That you just play everywhere and just don’t stick to
America or European Tour, you go other places? Yeah, I think I’m just used to
travel really. I mean, you guys know coming out of Australia and long flights
to everywhere you go and same with South Africa so, I was used to when even when I
played an European Tour fully scheduled. It was still away from home and then
playing in the States now I still do my European events and still like to go to
Asia as well, and yeah it’s just I like to to play a different, different style
of golf and different type of golf all over the world. Would you like there to
be a world tour? 25, 10 millers. I think it will be, I think it will be unbelievable,
yeah, to have a tour all over the world, like a, you know, Formula One
schedule or whatever, everything going all the world traveling, a tennis and
whatever yeah. A desert swing, links swing. Yeah I think it’s I think
it’s about whether we’ll see it I’m not sure, but I’m sure you guys are like the
10 mil a week. That would be good. Okay, take it inside I hope I don’t hurt my
back. There we go! Yeah, it’s alright. when I tell you there it’s very, very
difficult. One in a row. That’s the one. Oh stay short of that trap! I don’t think it’s reaching it, not in this wind is it? I think it pitch straight into it.
Did it? Yeah, it’s okay get to practice my bunker play You’ve got me on the ropes Louis you’re in the bunker over here sandy grave though. Yeah. You got a chance take
a little bit of an upslope, back into the draft. Yeah, it’s only 55 yards though. That’s a quirky shot. I’m gonna go for the fat wedge one. Are you? Yeah, let’s see let’s see if it’s going to work. Oh! That’s going to be close. Tell you what it went in.
Just listen. I thought you said was going to be a fat wedge? It was! What! I thought I had him. Yeah good shot! Yeah what of my better
ones. Oh that looks good! One of my better ones. Yeah yours landed back here back. Back here and zipped it straight back to it. Fantastic shot! Oh! That’s annoying. Want it out Louis? Leave it in, let’s try your method. Beautiful birdie Louis. I know what you mean though. These tinny
flags. I can’t, it’ll be dangerous Yeah, good birdie. Thank you. Tell us about the Golf Academy, your foundation. Yeah, Golf Academy is doing great. We got two
really young superstars in Christo Lamprecht and Martin Vorster which is
going to make the Junior Presidents Cup team at the end of the year. So it’s been really good fun. Martin’s been in the Academy since he was nine years old
and he’s turning 17 now I think so, it’s been good. I was in Ernie Els
Foundation and, you know, saw what Ernie did to me and wanted to give back to kids.
So you’ve got some good ones. I’ve got some really good kids. And, it’s it’s great to see them coming through,
through the ages and they’re playing really good golf.
That would be great blasting when you finish playing golf, you know your
foundation to see good champions coming through and know that you had something to do with it.
Yeah, I mean you know just guiding them a little bit and giving some advice. At the
end of the day, they got to make the decision so what they want to do and now
they want to go on with golf and it’s just, it’s just nice to be
able to just give them a little bit of help and support. Good man! Good man,
top-notch. Okay, this looks like a dogleg right. I think that’s going to be perfect. I think
that’s good. It’s going to be absolutely perfect. Just to the right. Yeah a little bit right. Not as bad as the other one though. Hey! How’s she cutting? Ahh who knows mate? I’m just here for the beer. And the chicks! So Wayne, out of playing golf and you’re now commentating and doing all kinds of
things. Do you miss playing? I burnt myself out very young Louis at 40. I used to practice very hard from young age, as we all do. But, you know what, no. I really
enjoy watching you guys play. And I’ve obviously been born with the talent to be able to do it. To bring it to people at home and I
don’t know how I do it, but I just do it. But I burnt myself out and I turned into a raging lunatic on the golf course. By the time I was like at the end of the career. I was playing in Perth, and I just snapped I just and the mind just went. I was like
bananas and I just went now it’s time to give this the flicks. You know I still play with my pals at home. For fun, but with a beer in the hand. No, I never do that. I don’t like to have a beer on the golf course. Don’t do that. I’m not really big on the
eski on the back. I sort of like to play my golf, and when
I’m out there I’ll play seriously with my mates, and then we go down and then, we might have a couple. Those games with the boys. I’ll tell you what, I take it more serious than some tournaments. Do you play with your pals at home? Oh
yeah. A lot. And they’re $10 games at the most. You’re right. It doesn’t matter what you play for. $1,000 or… It doesn’t matter. It’s looking him in the eyes and saying, “I just beat you.” The animal person that beat you. And then you get niggled for the next couple days until you play again. And then if you had to give your money
then you go out there and try harder to get it back. You’ve only got 310 yards so, take a little bit off of it. I love these 3-woods. PING. It sits down there absolutely magnificently. Oh. Is he building a golf course next to this one? Fore! That’s on the road where we drove in. All right, Louis. What do you got there? How far you got? I got I’ve got about 290 yards to pin. You get the chafe. Yeah
thought let’s see this little run at a driver let’s see. Maybe you can still
might be able to run it on there. Oh that could be, we’re good. I think that’s got to go through. Oh look at that little kick. Come on! Don’t go in now. Tell you wasn’t that hot! Look at it thing, it’s still going. Yeah, is it back? it just past on the right, yeah. Magnificent! Thank you
thanks very much Out of bounds here Louis. You got very
lucky. Very close. Now I’m under pressure here obviously down to you, and you just
nailed on the back edge and I’m in all sorts of bother. Playoffs, in majors
you’ve been in two. One with Bubba, yeah, and St. Andrews as well, what’s
that pressure like? Can you get out of your head before you start? Can you get
out of your head the thought of maybe winning another
major or do you just try to go in there blank and try to just, that’s it. That’s
your main thing to not think of that you might win. You got to
got to go out and do it. I mean I don’t have a good track record in any playoff. I’ve lost quite a few playoffs in my career and the one
against Bubba was I was ready for it. You know I
played really good. I made a mistake off the tee on ten and left myself a long
way back and not making a bogey and he eat that unbelievable shot out the trees.
And against Zach and Leish you know I did really well getting into the
playoff and then I was ready for it Around St. Andrews I had the mentality of no one could beat me. There was sort of, I
was going into that playoff and I was winning this tournament that sort of
thought by myself that was the mentality I had and made a
big birdie putt on one, and then on the third hole on 17 the road hole, Zach hit his
third shot through the green and we weren’t sure if it was over the green
into the, but I mean, normally there long with a back-left pin is you are in all
sorts of trouble and I was front-right on the green and probably thinking too
much of just feeding a good two-putt, to get back to even with him and left
myself a seven-footer short and just misread it low, the second putt and he
made unbelievable up and down to still be one, for me to be one behind and then
lipped out on 18 for birdie so that sort of learned me taught me a lesson to still go out and play that four holes, play the golf course and don’t, I know it’s a
playoff, but don’t just look at your opponents, they’ll play their way, play your normal, when you get in another playoff you’ll be ready, it’s your time isn’t it? I hope so.
Yeah, you would have thought. Well. Crosswind, 110 yards. Pulled it. A little jumper looks like. Did it fly? Would have been a good distance. Okay, I don’t know how this ball
got here but it is here Get over that ridge! Come on! I got a hole-in-one once up in Switzer and I won a block of gold, solid gold. Oh yeah. Yeah that went with the divorce as well. it’s probably in my ex-wife’s boyfriend’s teeth. Ok, I’ve got a eagle chance here. Let’s see. Another eagle chance Turn! Oh that’s good. Good birdie Louis.
Good birdie. We’re both here for two Louis. Yeah dogleg from left to right up
the hill. Both 35-footers. You go first mine’s 34 foot. Let’s see. Missed it short again. That’s good. Come on, knock it in Yeah that’s a halve, yeah good-good? Yeah
why not? Good halve, I’m in all sorts of bother. I’m in all sorts of bother once
again. A round with Radar, whose idea was this anyway? You got 4 holes left you’re only three down. Thanks for that Louis. Okay a little hybrid off the tee, three
down four to play Louis. A little wedge in here. Need a good one. Yeah. Hit it wind! Ah fly and A little shy, just left. Actually one of the best swings I’ve made all day
to be perfectly honest with you. Should be okay there. Let’s go and find your ball Louis. Go find your ball. What do you mean? I’m just right off the bunker. Ball above the feet, I don’t
how your ball came down to here Louis but it did. Look at this riveted
face in here isn’t it marvelous? Yeah, it’s beautiful. It’s a beautiful bunker! Anyway
your ball’s well above your feet probably a good foot above your feet. How you
gonna play this? Choke down? Choke down a lot. Aiming it sort of on the right side,
it’s got to come go left and then just still make a little bit of aggressive
through it. You don’t want to stop when it’s gonna go further left and then
obviously the more loft it’s going to go even further left. So, hopefully
everything works out that it goes left because I’m going aim this right
edge of the green with a wind left to right. Yeah and we’ve got a lot of hurt
in there. What would be an acceptable shot from this particular distance? I
would say 20 feet. I would say it’s only, I’ve only got like 65 yards
probably but it is a tough lie not a great lie as well, so I think a good one
inside 20 feet’s good, yeah. Okay Oh it jumped big time.
Sit! Well that’s 40 feet. Links golf man. Yeah well it came out like,
yeah, Usain Bolt! I’ve got a putt at least. I haven’t hit one hard enough to
get to the hole all day with one of these Louis come on Yeah, good good putt. Still haven’t got to the hole. Okay so I got this for the win. You
certainly have Put me out of my misery. Oh! No! Oh, that is so upsetting! That is so upsetting. Nice halve. Good halve, good halve. Now you’re dormie down. Louis I’m three down with three to play, so I’m dormie. What about the hat? What about the hat? It’s quite nice isn’t it? It’s cold man. So, actually you look alright with that. Here we go. Okay, we’ll go nearest to the pin here Louis. It’s 143 yards. Yeah so what do you got yourself I’ve got, it’s like half and half I think. But I think it’s good 9-iron today. So let’s have a go. Alright. It’s a good 9-iron. I think so yeah with this wind yeah. Oh. That’s pin high. Yeah, its just a little right. It’s not bad, it’s windy! What a beautiful setting Louis. It is, I love
the mounds look at it isn’t this marvelous. I just love the mounds.
Incredible There we go. Think you’re closer than me. I don’t know.
It’s gonna be close I think you’re closer. Okay you always got to fill your divots
in, always fill your divots in. Especially when you’re playing a great golf
course like this. You get mine as well please? See that’s what you do. Respect the golf course, respect it. Alright Louis you got me by about eight feet so
congratulations you’ve won the nearest the pin. Thank you. It is for me to stay
in the match right to left up the slope No points for staying short, like I have
all day Nope. Certainly not short Louis. Had to give it a go. Oh, just lagged it up there. Thank
you very much. Thank you it’s been a pleasure mate. Playing golf
with you around Doonbeg. It’s nice to be in your company. You’re a very
very nice man. Thanks man. Yeah really good and he’s
gonna be playing Presidents Cup this year. PING ambassador, great father. I’ve been saying nice things about you. How much you gonna give me to say all those
nice things about you? Okay, 5 or 10? Maybe 50. Well let’s go in the clubhouse and have a nice cold one what are you drinking? Let’s do that. Well Louis that was fun, playing Doonbeg. Did you enjoy that? Yeah it was great. Love the scenery, the holes it was very nice. I’m gonna have to work on the game. Any tips? Get healthy man. Yeah. Take me on again but you know it’s no excuse but I really enjoyed
playing with you. It’s good fun. And here’s cheers. Cheers! Well done
drink up, you beat me. Hey A Round with Radar until next time.
PING play your best.


  1. dan says:

    Classy swing.

  2. Paul Rigby says:

    Absolutely brilliant 👍

  3. dave jones says:

    Louis is a class act

  4. Bandit Baker says:

    This series just keeps on getting better! Louis is a Classy Guy with a classy swing, just think what he will do when his voice breaks 😁

  5. Bob Myson says:

    Radar keep them coming 👍👍

    Best yet 😂🤣

  6. Quentin MAURICE says:

    Bewdy mate

  7. Paul Bown says:

    Wish I could swing it like Louis 😍

  8. Rob F says:

    Louis swing is like silk

  9. jay poma says:

    Brilliant 👍⛳️

  10. Christopher Franklin says:

    Doesn't get any better than this …two great characters,good golf,better banter.

  11. Feargal Duffy says:

    What is wrong with the course ? Very patchy on tee boxes and greens. Donald won't be happy

  12. Craig says:

    What a nice guy and great sense of humour; I could play golf with Louis everyday 👍

  13. valderja says:

    Love Oosty, Love Radar

  14. David Malone says:

    A terrific video with the sweetest swing in golf!!!

  15. My OpenMind says:

    I’ve played this course quite a few times. Some great holes and some mediocre holes.

    I won’t play it again on principle since it’s owned by Trump and there are so many better courses along the west coast of Ireland.

    It was great to follow Louis at the Irish Open as he played with Matt Wallace and John Rahm. Silky smooth swing and unflustered demeanor on the course. I can see why he plays links courses well.

    Royal Portrush is a brute.

  16. muppet watcher says:

    Putting a thumb between the grip and your chest should surely count as anchoring? All long putters should be banned.

  17. 1atomicgolf says:

    In the World of International Pro Golf Louis is 'the' adornment to the game .. I have spoken to a lot of people that have played with Louis over the years and they 'all' said he was the player they would want to play with whenever they could …
    You don't see Radar's real talent these days which is a shame .. in his younger days he was one of the truly great ball strikers in world golf .. no shot scared Radar .. ever.. he could flight the ball unbelievably well .. when Greg Norman says you are a great ball striker that is an endorsement of the highest standard …and Greg is on record as saying that ..
    This is a great series.. hope it continues on ..

  18. Stanley13 says:

    radar used louis' wedge on the first? put it back in his bag anyway….

  19. Stanley13 says:

    just love louis' swing… looks so effortless…. smallish guy and no effort and it goes for miles.

  20. Mil Sneler says:

    This is a commercial

  21. Steve chambers says:

    What a great swing!! Louis isn't bad either😂

  22. Anthony Jones says:

    Such a nice guy Louis. Would like a set of them blueprint irons

  23. HKS says:

    That first drive by Louis…my goodness

  24. roger schuck says:

    another great vlog . louis a great guy

  25. Charles Lemley says:

    Get a few more Opens Oosie…drive past your farm whenever I go to the Mond at Gouritz…

  26. Elvis Presley says:


  27. Robert S says:

    Both great guys,, BUT Radar don't half talk a load of crap at times, like suggesting the course at the Open at Portrush could not take much more rain, its on bloody sand mate.

  28. Scott Anderson says:

    Top blokes

  29. 73henny says:

    I wish, just once, that I could swing the club like Louis. Makes me feel sick with envy watching his swing but I could watch it all day.

  30. David Jennings says:

    Great video

  31. Suzy Florida says:

    Terrific match. So much fun to watch and listen to. Great conversation/questions/answers. And watching one of the greatest swingers of the golf club ever can't hurt. If you want to play better, just watch Louie swing over and over on a video for an hour straight. You'll get it by osmosis. It's just so pure. Looking forward to the next match. Good commercial for Ping, too.

  32. bill enright says:

    Used to watch the Australian events on Golf Channel. Loved Riley. Looked like one of the guys.

  33. spenno73 says:

    Great video again, more please! How talented is Louis! Driver of the deck 290! Different game.

  34. Marc Pinault says:

    What a guy! He seems as humble as my buddy Troy who loses 4 balls per nine.
    And that swing…

  35. cyuiyu wyguiyui says:

    Very nice vid :O)

  36. gabbagabba321 says:

    Two top geezers!

  37. David John says:

    Lovely guy! Beautiful swing too! 🙂

  38. Gerry Bennett says:

    Louis calls it rhythm I call it tempo. I just think that it’s easier to speed up or slow down your tempo. Probably the same thing but it’s just something personal. Whatever you call it you need to monitor it constantly. Good swing thought TEMPO

  39. Stefan Pete says:

    i hope he will have bubba as well! Interesting to see! Bubba is usually great with that sort of videos.

  40. Geoff Winn says:

    Bloody fantastic Radar…thanks for doing what I asked for after the Lee Westwood vlog. Such a nice genuine bloke. That applies to both of you !

  41. T N says:

    What are those shoes Radar is wearing? Anyone?

  42. TheBigEasy says:

    Leave it to PING! Such a good series! I love PINGS. My first proper set that I bought myself was a set PING EYE2's (2-SW) My wife for our 1st Christmas together got me a PING ZING 2 putter. That is oh about 26 yrs old and I STILL use it! Keep it going PING!

  43. Rufuss Thoo says:

    Nice one Radar. This video made me smile the whole way through. Louis is such a nice guy. Loved the banter at around 27:50 – Louis – ".. that $10 game …" 🙂 Sometimes beating your mates is far more important than beating the professional competition. Love it.

  44. Rohit Das says:

    I love this golfer. He’s brilliant!

  45. travellingmojo says:

    One of my favourite swings on tour. It's nice to hear a lot of gems and tips from a tour champion on this video. Well done.

  46. Swiss 88 says:

    Followed Louis at Portrush with brooks koepka, what a terrific swing he has

  47. Scott Willi says:

    Glad I tapped on this video. Great stuff. I think Radar needs to play with American color commentator John Maguiness. Now there would be some interesting stuff.

  48. peter olsen says:

    Sure you didn’t anchor that? Very good.

  49. Sonnie Alder says:


  50. Timothy Locke says:

    Class act.

  51. Benner Armando says:

    Thank you for sharing. Amazing player and person

  52. Johannes Scholtz says:

    What a pleasure to watch!

  53. Peter Watt says:

    Could watch this guy swing the golf club all day…like Big Ernie absolutely effortless…

  54. sixtyton angel says:

    He's my favorite player…. Classy, cool, world class dude.

  55. charles bauer says:

    Radar, who makes your hat?

  56. Seve Sellors says:

    Great swing and another great video, thanks!

  57. Stanley Qi says:

    love this!!!!

  58. Ben Smith says:

    Class series, please carry on making them. Louis swing one of the best. Hats off chaps,

  59. Calvin Prest says:

    This is great, Louie someone we should all try to be (and swing!) like more!

  60. Ursula Kur says:

    Sounds scientific…not what Bobby Jones thought..

  61. Sean Lane says:

    What a nice guy Louis is. Great stuff Radar!

  62. metalhead says:

    Louis is super cool, fun video

  63. Thomas Elliott says:

    I liked his comment about the persimmon woods. This man is sheer class.

  64. Chip in4seven says:

    Very classy Louie ⛳

  65. Nicky Newell says:

    Whenever you watch a PGA tournament he is the first to appreciate an opponents good shot.

  66. RC says:

    Woah woah woah there buddy. There ain't no charity putts here. Putt That 5 footer for par out. Haha

  67. Dicky Anderson says:

    Beautiful Trump golf course! The best, absolutely incredible, the finest grass, impeccable. Truly stunning!!!

  68. 11Morphy says:

    Louie flushed that 3i on the 1st hole seeing that he thought he'd be short of the green.

  69. 11Morphy says:

    Louie off of the deck with the G410 & Project X T1100 Hzrdus shaft! Carbon Fiber is the way to go!

  70. Saulo Pena says:

    What a stud.

  71. Craig says:

    A round with Miguel Angel Jimenez? That’s the one we all want see ⛳️

  72. Peter Harris says:

    Next round with Perez Dunhill links champ🏆

  73. Tim Caldwell says:

    Where can I get a putter like yours Radar???

  74. Derek GA says:

    Great watch, what a sound chap Louis is, easy company I’d say and a class act, Driver off the deck from 290 sure why not ha ha

  75. Zero2Hero Golf says:

    What an amazing golfer and powerful swing. 240 yards with 3i to pin high, 20 feet!

  76. Nigel Freer says:

    Just discovered this series. A round with Allice (Peter) was great for those who remember it, but this is more fun. Good 'ol Radar!

  77. Dave G says:

    What a great guy, Louis is a class act.😀

  78. Troy Rambo says:

    Very Cool! Enjoyed that!

  79. Wayne Stewart says:

    That went with the divorce hahaa such a funny man

  80. Tom DH says:

    Have you ever seen a guy hit a driver of the deck 295y out to 20 feet with a swing that seemed to take no more effort than opening a door… because I have now !

  81. Miro Dincic says:

    32:27 just absolutely killed me 🙂 hahah, too funny. great video, great fun. coolest golfer in the world: Louis O.

  82. Chris Osmonson says:

    22:09 “1 in a row” 😂😂

  83. Ryan Keating says:

    That albatross was the best golf shot ever hit

  84. Faz Finisher says:

    One of my top three pro,s louie,could have won me a small fortune had he bagged the masters.Love his demeanour,reminds me so much of my other favourite Freddie couples.

  85. Alan attack says:

    I love Louis, I love Radar….this was definitely a favourite……and you gotta say it……what a swing.

  86. Edward Webber says:

    Hi Radar, Nice to see you with all these young players who, except for Miguel, came after our time in the mid 80's. Amazing how much further they hit the ball . Hope you remember Me , Teddy Webber from South Africa , as we shared a house together with Mark Wiltshire and Justin Hobday who was Simons Nephew. Still really enjoy your humour as well as your golf Commentating. Keep up the good work Mate.

  87. John Malihi says:

    Such a nice guy like all SA players, i hope he wins more majors.

  88. Galaxyツ says:

    Best swing!

  89. Dan Downing says:

    I could watch Louie and Radar talk and play golf all day, every day … forever. This was so delightful. I LOVE THIS.

  90. Ronni Schrevel says:

    Whats the music?

  91. Matt S says:

    One of the best swings and coolest guys. Major win will come next year.

  92. Strapper Nick says:

    Louis certainly makes golf look easy doesn't he?

  93. Kees Tel says:

    Delicious 'fat' shot out of the bunker with a lot of spin! https://youtu.be/oOINigXqP5A?t=1360

  94. Kees Tel says:

    Louis never went for the hole until the very last stroke. Just because he never needed to make the putt. Cool if you are good like that.

  95. Andrew Hoffman says:

    Natural world talent. To be gifted with such skills and play with the best. Golf isn't easy for the majority. The gifted are many miles in front of your club best players. Rhythm is the key. Size and strength are second. Kinetics are what makes it happen 🤗

  96. Peter Ward says:

    How good is Louis swing…

  97. Nick Lyne says:

    Come on, this is bollox

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