South African golfer Christiaan Bezuidenhout
South African golfer Christian Beziden Hout If he has a chance to head to the final round of the Tokyo Olympics golf event on Saturday, he says the putter needs to work.
Bezidenhout put out a card with a 3-under 68 and sat in 17th place with a 7-under, with Zander Schaufele of the United States leading with a 14-under.
Bezidenhout missed a birdie chance in the third round due to a failed putter at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.
Talk to Sport24 After the round, Bezidenhout admitted that Green was hard to read.
“I had a hard time reading the green. I couldn’t read it well this week,” said Bezidenhout.
“The green is very perfect. I didn’t see any breaks, so I’ll go back and work on the putting green to organize it.”
Bezidenhout is currently chasing Schauffele by seven strokes, so when asked if he had a chance to fight, he said, “I’m hitting the ball well. I’ll continue. I hope the putter works. I will. “
This is the first Olympics that Bezidenhout has passed the qualifying due to the withdrawal from SA’s top-ranked golfer Louis Oosthuizen.
Bezidenhout adds that he has spent a decent week in a hot and humid environment so far and is enjoying himself in Tokyo.
“Life in the village was great. It’s great to be able to participate in that setup and everyone was involved with different athletes from different countries,” he said.
“My experience is great and I am honored to be part of Team South Africa. The Japanese are great and have a great job hosting these events during these difficult times.”
Following Sunday’s final round, the 27-year-old will refocus on the PGA Tour so he will never rest.
“I also treat this as a tour event. You are still playing with most of the players you play on the PGA Tour,” said Bezidenhout.
“Jet lag and time zones will be difficult, but you have to adapt quickly, and I’m looking forward to returning to the tour.”
Meanwhile, another South African golfer, Garrick Higgo, had the T46 sit in one under par with a one under 70.
* Limbutler is in Tokyo covering the Sport 24 Olympics
SA’s Bezidenhout hopes to improve his putter in anticipation of a top finish in Tokyo
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