Louis Oosthuizen when he first picked up his golf bag seven years ago.
British Open champion.
it comes to the partnership between Oosthuizen and his caddie.
International Final Qualifier for the Open Championship played at Atlantic Beach
in Cape Town – one they successfully qualified for.
now lives in Rustenburg, says: “When you start like that, it’s got to be
seldom at home because of his work, Rasego was recruited as one of the first
caddies for the Gary Player Country Club when it opened at Sun City in the late
Senior British Open, which was the first time I ever went overseas. It was
As a caddie, you want to work for the world’s best,” he says.
caddie for Wayne Player, Chris Davison and Marco Gortana before a former agent
of Oosthuizen’s approached him to work for the rising star of South African
respect for each other.”
the Old Course at St Andrews.
anything about me. Now all of a sudden my phone hasn’t stopped ringing and
people want to know everything about me.
It’s as if I have won the Claret
But every caddie dreams of this and I feel very proud.
friends have been so supportive.”
But Oosthuizen speaks of him so highly that you have to believe they have
forged an even stronger relationship.
and not by the yardage book. He gave me room when I needed it.
He knew when to
get involved and when to stand back. He did brilliantly.”
Rasego also has a few decisions to make if one considers the basic 10% fee a
caddie usually receives from such prize money.
myself a new car last year.”