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Another major runner-up finish for SA's Louis Oosthuizen as list grows: 'Plenty to be proud of'

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South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen (AFP/Getty)
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Louis Oosthuizen was the best performing South African golfer at the PGA Championship with another major runner-up finish at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course in South Carolina on Sunday.

Remarkably, this is the fifth time that Oosthuizen has finished second in a major championship. 

Oosthuizen, who is South Africa's top-ranked golfer, carded a one-over-par 73 on Sunday to finish at 4-under for the tournament.

The 2010 Open Championship winner started the final round two strokes off the pace but eventually finished tied for second - two shots behind Phil Mickelson, who became the oldest major winner at 50.

Known for his sense of humour, Oosthuizen took to Twitter on Sunday night, making light of his impressive runner-up "achievements". 

Out of the 11 South Africans who started the tournament, only six made the weekend cut.

Christiaan Bezuidenhout was the next best South African as he struggled in his final round, posting a 5-over 77 to finish tied for 30th on 2-over par.

Branden Grace had a day to forget as he handed in a 6-over 78 scorecard to finish tied for 38th on 3-over par, while Daniel van Tonder shot a one-over 73 to finish T44 on 4-over in his major debut.

Dean Burmester posted a 1-over 73 to finish tied for 59th at 7-over for the tournament.

SA's new golfing sensation Garrick Higgo finished solidly in his major debut as he shot a 3-under 69 to end T64 on 8-over.

Dylan FrittelliBrandon Stone, Erik van RooyenGeorge CoetzeeCharl Schwartzel were the five South Africans who failed to make the weekend.

Final SA leaderboard

284 - Louis Oosthuizen 71-68-72-73

290 - Christiaan Bezuidenhout 71-70-72-77

291 - Branden Grace 70-71-72-78

292 - Daniel van Tonder 75-70-74-73

295 - Dean Burmester 74-74-74-73

296 - Garrick Higgo 73-76-78-69

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