Former British Open winner snubbed by parking lot

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Former British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen probably wasn't feeling very welcome when he pulled into his parking spot at THE PLAYERS this week.

The 2010 British Open winner and 2012 Masters runner-up doesn't have the easiest last name to spell, but it was his first name that was the problem on a TPC Sawgrass parking lot sign.

PGA pro Luke Donald shared a picture of Oosthuizen's parking plate on Twitter Tuesday:

An hour later, Donald shared another picture with "Larry" sharing his general displeasure and a not so subtle threat to whoever got his name wrong:

Oosthuizen has won just once on the PGA Tour and has played only eight rounds at THE PLAYERS, but he does hold the 18th lowest scoring average at the tournament at 71.88.

Donald, a former world No. 1, along with Oosthuizen will look to stay above sea-level when they tee-off Thursday. Oosthuizen begins play at 1:28 p.m. and Donald has a 8:08 a.m. start. Both start on the back-nine.

One thing is certain, it's a good thing the sign's creator didn't attempt his Oosthuizen's full name -- Lodewicus Theodorus Oosthuizen.


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