April 11, 2021
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Q. How would you assess your week as a whole?
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: Probably disappointing I would say. I always look forward to this week, playing it. It's a golf course I love, and probably came in here the best I'm stroking it. It was the other part of the game that I was struggling with. Yeah, every year you learn something new about this golf course, and hopefully I'm back here next year to try again.
Q. You've played on a few Presidents Cup teams with Hideki. You know him as well as probably some guys. What's he like in those team rooms?
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: Hideki is obviously quiet. You know, he's doing his own thing, but it's all down to business when it comes to the golf course. He's a fun guy. He's nice being around with, and knowing him the way he plays, I think he'll be aggressive today and back himself. If you looked at some of the shots he hit yesterday afternoon, I won't be surprised if he pulls a bit away today and wins with quite a few shots.
Q. You've seen him mature as a player and obviously as a person. What about his game maybe since 2013 when he first stepped on the Presidents Cup team and where he is now, the evolution and maturation of his game, what do you think of it?
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: Yeah, he's all around just a great player, and when he gets it sort of dialed in like he did that back nine yesterday, he backs himself a lot, and he hits the shot that needs to be hit. I mean, once he sees a good line on the surface, he walks -- we've seen when he won -- I can't remember which event it was, but he's just all around a great player. Like I said to you, I'll be very surprised with him giving it away. Someone needs to come out of the pack and really play well. But as we're standing here, it's quite windy, so you never know.
Q. You've obviously played all around the world. What do you think this win would mean to Japanese fans who are golf crazed for a Japanese player to win the Masters?
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: I think it's time for someone that side winning a major, and it'll be great for Hideki and for his country. The Japanese people are great people, and they love their golf. You know, I think it'll be a great thing for his country if he can pull this off.
Q. You've obviously been over here for a long time. What do you think it would do for the American golf fans to learn a little bit more about Hideki?
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: Well, hopefully they just see how good a player he is. I think most of them do know he's a great player, but sometimes it takes an event like this or any big event to just show that he's good enough to play with the rest of us.
Q. Is there something we don't know about Hideki that you can tell us?
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: I can't talk out of the team room, sorry.
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