Louis Oosthuizen's 6 near-misses: a brief Major history

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Louis Oosthuizen. (Harry How / Getty Images via AFP)
Louis Oosthuizen. (Harry How / Getty Images via AFP)

Since his sensational seven-stroke victory at the 2010 British Open at St Andrews, Louis Oosthuizen has gone on to gain infamy as one of the most talented runners-up finishers in history.

After losing the US Open by a single shot to Spaniard Jon Rahm at Torrey Pines last weekend, Oosthuizen claimed his sixth second-place finish since storming into view at the home of golf 11 years ago.

That result tied him to six runner-up finishes with fellow South Africans Ernie Els and Gary Player on the all-time bridesmaids' list.

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