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Louis Oosthuizen shot a blistering 9-under 63 on Friday to set a new 36-hole World Golf Championship record and open up a commanding five-stroke lead after the second round of the HSBC Champions at Mission Hills.
The 2010 British Open champion, the co-leader overnight, had eight birdies and an eagle to offset one bogey.
He now sits at 16-under 128 overall; the best 36-hole round score in the history of the World Golf Championship, bettering the 15-under marks set by Tiger Woods at the 2000 Bridgestone Invitational and the 2006 Cadillac Championship.
Reigning British Open champion Ernie Els jumped from 19th place after the opening round into a share of second with Australian Adam Scott.
Els made seven birdies on the front nine to card a 29-the lowest nine-hole score of the day. He finished the round with a 63.
Shane Lowry and Jason Dufner were in fourth place, six strokes behind the leader at 10 under. Phil Mickelson double-bogeyed his final hole to fall into a share of sixth wi...
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Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott both shot rounds of 7-under 65 to share the HSBC Champions lead after the opening day Thursday.
Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open-winner, played a bogey-free round with seven birdies, while this year's runner up, Scott finished his round with two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole. Scott had six birdies for the day against one bogey...
Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott shot 7-under 65s to lead the HSBC Champions after the first round Thursday.
Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open winner, played a bogey-free round with seven birdies, while Scott finished his round with two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole.
Two-time HSBC Champions winner Phil Mickelson was in a tie for third one shot back, along with Bubba...
Lee Westwood made 11 birdies to shoot a 61 on Saturday and grab a share of the lead with struggling Louis Oosthuizen after the third round of the HSBC Champions.
Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, came into the weekend with a five-stroke lead over the field, but struggled with his putting and carded a 70.
The South African had a chance to retake the lead with a 15-foot...
While Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott picked up first-round, 7-under-par 65s, it was the play of Phil Mickelson that captured the most attention on Thursday at the HSBC Champions in China, as the southpaw was a fairway machine en route to a 6-under 66.
Here are Five Things to take away from the first round of the WGC event:
1. Great start for Lefty
Earlier in the week at the...