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The Tour Report

September 3 2012

9:23 PM

Louis, Louis? A laugh at TPC Boston

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The real Louis Oosthuizen was playing on Monday -- but there was a possible twin outside the ropes.

By Larry Dorman, PGATOUR.COM

Every golf tournament needs a little comic relief to break the tension, and Monday’s at the Deutsche Bank Championship came at the ninth tee, set back in the woods, when Louis Oosthuizen came face to face with a “brother” he never knew he had -- or at least that’s what the guy claimed.

“Louie! Louie! I am your brother, your brother!” screamed a man who pressed against the gallery rope, leaning over and pointing to himself. Right down to the wide, gap-toothed smile -- and excepting the broad New England accent -- the guy could have passed for Oosthuizen, who smiled and gave the fellow a thumbs-up as he passed by.

“My caddie said he looked just like me,” Oosthuizen said. “I don’t know.”

Rory McIlroy, who was laughing right along with Oosthuizen, said the resemblance was more than just passing.

“He did have the gap in the teeth, which I thought was so funny,” McIlroy said. “He was following us for the whole way around.

“I thought there was a few similarities there, yeah.”