Louis Oosthuizen is backing Paul Casey to bounce back from his desperately disappointing finish to the British Open. While the 27-year-old South African celebrated his seven-shot win at St Andrews, Casey had plenty to ponder after a back nine 40, including a triple bogey seven at the 12th, handed second place to Lee Westwood. "Paul is a fantastic golfer and a great person," said Oosthuizen. "He's definitely going to win a major, that's for sure." By dropping to joint third with Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson on eight-under par, eight behind, Casey did not even have the consolation of climbing into an automatic qualifying spot on the Ryder Cup table. "Louis was in a different league," Casey said. "That softens my disappointment slightly because it was a tremendous performance. He didn't flinch. I know I'm going to win a major, it's just a matter of time. This week just wasn't my week."
Asked if so many Europeans on the leaderboard bode well for Celtic Manor in October the world number eight said: "Yeah. I need to get on that team, though, first." * Agencies