Ooshuizen shoots 63 after kidney stones scare
Louis Oosthuizen posted a sensational nine-under-par 63 on day one of the Nedbank Challenge after suffering with kidney stones.
The South African carded nine birdies in an error-free round and is three strokes clear of Belgium's Thomas Detry.
It was a superb display by the 37-year-old, especially given what he had to deal with prior to teeing it up at the Gary Player Country Club.
"Yesterday I spent a bit of time in the hospital and crawling around my hotel room with kidney stones, at 3am this morning, on my knees next to the toilet, which is not a great spot," he told the European Tour.
"I didn't think I was going to tee off early this morning. I thought it was going to be a horrible week for me. Somehow it got better a lot faster than what I expected - it sort of eased in like at 6 or 7am."
Italy's Guido Migliozzi has outright possession of third spot on -5 after the first 18 holes, while a pair of South Africans – Ernie Els and Zander Lombard - plus defending champion Lee Westwood, are tied for fourth on -4.
Ten players reached three-under, with Tommy Fleetwood and George Coetzee among them, but there was no doubt who was the main attraction on Thursday.
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