Louis Oosthuizen’s Two-Minute, 500-Yard Drive Down A Ballantine’s Cart Path.

South African Loius Oosthuizen was credited with a bizarre near 500-yard long drive at the start of his second round at the Ballantine’s Championship in Seoul, South Korea.

Teeing off from the first hole, the World No. 7s ball landed on a cart path and kept rolling downhill for just under two minutes before coming to rest.

TV coverage of the incident showed the Springbok’s ball rolling down the cart path and with a number of spectators oblivious to what was going on behind them.  There was two young spectators who got out of the way of the ball and in one of the most bizarre incidents on the European Tour for some time.

Louis Oosthuizen's 500-yard drive takes a two-minute trip down a cart path on day two of the Ballantine's Championship.

Louis Oosthuizen’s 500-yard drive takes a two-minute trip down a cart path on day two of the Ballantine’s Championship.

Go to www.europeantour.com to see video of the incident.

Oosthuizen was afforded a ‘free’ drop and managed to save par before eventually signing for a 71 and a three under par tally.

The 2010 British Open winner had raced to six under par after nine holes on day one before poor light halted play leaving Oosthuizen at four-under par with two holes to play.

He returned early Friday to bogey his 17th in a first round score of a three under par 69.

The second delay to the $2.87m event meant 77 players still had not completed their second round and will return to the Seoul course early Saturday morning local time.

Australia’s Wade Ormsby birdied two of his closing three holes as he strives for a first European Tour victory.

Ormsby, 33 carded a second round five under par 67 to be leading in the clubhouse tied on seven under par with Thailand’s Arnond Vonganij, who signed for a 69 on the Blackstone Resort course at Icheon in suburban Seoul.

Three players – England’s James Morrison (66), Sweden’s Alexander Noren (67) and South African Kbe Kruger (67) – share third place in the clubhouse at six under par.


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