x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Open winner Oosthuizen opts for country life

Louis Oosthuizen, the British Open champion, has shunned the glamour of a new Ferrari or Porsche and instead spent some of his £850,000 (Dh4.7m) winnings on a custom-built tractor.

Louis Oosthuizen, the British Open champion, has shunned the glamour of a new Ferrari or Porsche and instead spent some of his £850,000 (Dh4.7m) winnings on a custom-built tractor. "I'll have a kiddie seat on it for my daughter Jana," the 27-year-old South African said yesterday, on the eve of the Scandinavian Masters at the Bro Hof Slott course near Stockholm. "We're going to have a lot of fun. I bought the tractor for my farm. Being a farm boy it was one of my big dreams." Oosthuizen, who won at St Andrews by seven strokes, also enjoyed another concession to his new-found fame and riches. "Flying in this morning by private jet... It's all starting to sink in," he said.

* Agencies