#PerthIntl Rd 4: What they said

Sun 28 Feb 2016

#PerthIntl Rd 4: What they said

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Perth, Australia, February 28: Read what players have to say following the completion of the ISPS Handa Perth International on Sunday.
Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa)
One-under-par 71, 16-under-par 272
It's been two years since I won, so it's great to be back in the winning circle.  To do it here, I really enjoyed Perth this week, and like I said, I think next time I come, I'll try and bring the family with.  It's a great spot.  Love the golf course.  So this is a very special win for me.I knew a three-shot lead wasn't much around this track.  If I had a cold start like I did today and someone jumps off the block, can so easily just quickly have a share of the lead.  So, I got to the 7th and saw it was two other guys on 14-under. So, yeah, I knew that can happen, but I also knew that I wasn't really playing well up until that point.  So, I just needed to do what I did the last three days, give myself opportunities.  Made a great up-and-down on 7.  Made a great 2 on 8. The 9th was a tricky little putt, just missed it.  But that really got me going, and on the back nine, I felt more confident teeing off the 10th when I had that stretch of holes on 7, 8 and 9.
Mardan Mamat (Sin)
One-under-par 71, Nine-under-par 278 total
I’m very pleased with how I’ve played this week. Despite the bogeys, I kept my composure on the course, hung in there and managed to finish one-under. It has been a long time since I was among the last few groups out. It was great playing in this kind of atmosphere with the group cheering you on. I’ve gained a lot of confidence especially from  my putting and I hope it will continue. I’m going to take a week’s break before going to Thailand. It’s nice to be back at the top of my game. I haven’t finished inside the top-10 for quite a while and it’s obviously nice with this week’s finish.
Shiv Kapur (Ind)
Even-par 72, Six-under-par 282 total
Rollercoaster is the best word to describe the week. I had a good start where I started with a six-under and I ended the week with a six-under total. I proud of how I fought back considering the start I had today. There have been lots of positive in the game. I think the long game is pretty good but feeling a little disappointed over the weekend as I didn’t hole any putts. I started off with a three-putt in the first and second hole today. Whenever you start that way, it dents your confidence but I’m looking at the positives. There are two big weeks coming up. The Indian Open and Thailand where I hope my game will be peaking for them. Knowing the greens back at Delhi Golf Club should help a bit. I’m happy with the way I’ve been driving the ball. I missed only two or three fairways over the weekend and that’s a big positive on a course like this. I’m going to take the week, try to get the shoulder 100% and come back fighting in Thailand.
 
Himmat Rai (Ind)
Three-under-par 69, Five-under-par 283 total
I absolutely love playing in Australia and it’s nice to be back here.  It’s one of the most beautiful places to play golf in the world. They love their golf here and the people are very well informed and educated about the game. Lake Karrinyup was absolutely stunning as I’ve never played on a track like this before. It was hard and fast and demanded a lot of different kind of shots. I hit the ball very well in patches and if my putting was better, I would have finished higher up. Overall I’m very pleased with how my week has ended in Perth. I shot three-under but it could probably have been  a lot lower. I hit the ball and putted well in patches but the greens were very challenging and putting was tough. My form really turned around after Vietnam as that gave me lots of confidence and that why I’m playing well now.