Louie-ooo Likes To Run Like a Deere
By Torleif Sorenson on 7/10/13
"Boys will be boys
better let them have their toys...."
— "Good Times" (Chic)
Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards (1979)

2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson has both his hovercraft and his General Lee. Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter has a Bentley and a Ferrari. 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has...

...a John Deere tractor?

Yep. Oosthuizen, who is in the Quad Cities for this week's John Deere Classic, did not have to be asked to tour the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline on Tuesday.
"I've still got quite a bit of passion for golf, but John Deere and farming is not far off. That's why this week is so special to me."
Not only did Oosthuizen grow up on the family farm near Mossel Bay, South Africa, but his in-laws also have an inland farm where they raise sheep and grow wheat. Oosthuizen himself is apparently quite an enthusiast of farming and implements — a claim verified by his father, Piet:
"You can ask him anything about John Deere. He is on the computer every day, and he knows every spec of every piece of John Deere equipment. He loves it."
To date, Oosthuizen is the proud owner of a John Deere Series 6000 tractor and recently ordered a John Deere R450 Windrower. And writer Craig DeVrieze reported that Oosthuizen is also eager to see John Deere's tractor plant in Waterloo, Iowa.

If Oosthuizen wins this week, this writer will eagerly look forward to his victory speech and press conference.

h/t Geoff Shackelford

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Image via PGATour.com, Barry Cronin

[ comments ]
slimpks1850 says:
Oosthuizen seems like he's got the talent to be higher up on those leaderboards... but doesn't. C'mon Louie!
mmontisano says:
he's in my fantasy line up this week because i think he really wants to win a new tractor.
joe jones says:
He should suggest that any winnings this week should be offered as a line of credit at the local John Deere dealership in South Africa.That way it could be used for purchases of both parts and service on the equipment they already have. I bet John Deere would be delighted to work out that kind of arrangement. It would benefit both parties I believe.
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