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Louis Oosthuizen |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170
College: South Africa

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Louis Oosthuizen reached the halfway point of The Open Championship in 6-under-par 70-68=138 and sits six swings in arrears of the 36-hole lead.
The 2010 champion at St. Andrews benefited again from the draw this week, but given his health concerns over the last year, he's defying the expectations. He's found only half of the 28 fairways but racked up 26 opportunities to break par. Overall, Oosthuizen has circled 10 birdies to help offset four bogeys. Jul 18 - 3:04 PM

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Louis Oosthuizen settled for a 4-over-par 41-34=75 in his opening round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

This is Oosthuizen's first action since withdrawing from the Travelers Championship with a sore back after just seven holes. If there's good news from today's walk around Royal Aberdeen, it's that his better nine was the more recent. He circled all three of his birdies coming in. Nevertheless, his inability to remain healthy for extended periods of time don't warrant investing in any format for the time being.
Jul 10 - 2:39 PM

Louis Oosthuizen is listed in the preliminary field for the European Tour's Scottish Open on July 10-13.

The preamble for The Open Championship will be contested at Royal Aberdeen. Oosthuizen had to withdraw after seven holes into this week's Travelers Championship with his nagging back injury. According to his website, the 2010 Open champion was scheduled to see a specialist in south Florida this morning. He has one more year remaining on his exemption on the PGA TOUR.
Jun 20 - 7:47 PM

Louis Oosthuizen withdrew during his opening round of the Travelers Championship, citing a back injury.

He started on the first hole and completed seven in even par with one birdie and one bogey before walking off. He's been a huge concern week after week for a solid year now, so the cautious among us aren't surprised. Oosthuizen, who sits 115th in FedExCup points, had cashed in three straight entering the week, which is unfortunately newsworthy.
Jun 19 - 11:05 AM

Louis Oosthuizen went out early in the final round of the U.S. Open and fired a 3-under-par 33-34=67.

It seems there are one or two deep numbers every day at Pinehurst No. 2, and perhaps Oosthuizen claimed Sunday's best in reaching 9-over 289 for the tournament. He circled four birdies and secured 13 pars before dropping his only shot at the par-4 18th. It was a solid round across the board, splitting 10 of 14 fairways, landing 13 GIR and taking 29 putts in his navigation. Perhaps this will serve as a catalyst to his scheduled appearance in the Travelers Championship later this week.
Jun 15 - 1:33 PM

Louis Oosthuizen is set for his fifth appearance in the U.S. Open.

The South African's record has been inconsistent, as has his play in 2014. He has two missed cuts and a WD to go with a T9 in the 2011 edition at Congressional. Perhaps the glimmer of hope is that his T9 came at one of the longer U.S. Open venues, and Pinehurst No. 2 is a beast in terms of length. In his last eight worldwide starts, he has missed four cuts but also owns a T2 at the Maybank Malaysian Open and a T13 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in that span. Who knows what he's going to do this week?
Jun 11 - 10:14 AM

Overnight co-leader Louis Oosthuizen stumbled to a 4-over-par 39-35=74 in his final round at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, sliding down into a tie for 11th place at 6-under 274.

The South African was looking to earn his first PGA TOUR victory on American soil but his flatstick was having none of that today. Oosthuizen missed four putts from inside seven feet, including a pair inside four feet at Nos. 10 and 13. In the end, he totaled -3.138 strokes gained-putting on the round. When parlaying his uninspiring finale with his achy back, a cloud of uncertainty still looms over Oosthuizen moving forward.
May 18 - 7:52 PM

Louis Oosthuizen staked out a claim for the 54-hole clubhouse lead after a 6-under-par 34-30=64 for his third round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Oosthuizen did a lot of his work tee to green, as five of his eight birdies came from inside five feet. Just one measured longer than 10 feet. That's not to say his putter was cold as he made the par-saving putts when needed. The most important putt might have been his 9'4" bogey save on the par-4 fourth hole. Had he missed it, his round might have gone a lot differently. Sitting at 10-under 200 entering Sunday, Oosthuizen will make a run at his second career PGA TOUR victory. That's quite a statement given the troubles he's been enduring with an achy back.
May 17 - 5:22 PM

Louis Oosthuizen chased his opening 68 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship with another in the second round.

One. Day. At. A. Time. So. Far. So. Good. He hit 13 greens and poured in three birdies, but his longest conversion of the round dropped for par from 11-and-a-half feet at the par-4 ninth where he concluded his round. At 4-under 136, he's just four strokes off the overnight lead. Incidentally, this is the first time since last summer's Greenbrier Classic that the South African has connected sub-70s on the PGA TOUR. Including this week's pair, he's scored in the 60s only four times in 22 rounds this season.
May 16 - 8:05 PM

Louis Oosthuizen submitted a 2-under-par 35-33=68 for his opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

If it feels like it's been a while since the South African has gone this low, your spidey sense is spot on. Oosthuizen hadn't gone this deep on the PGA TOUR since a final-round 67 at the WGC-HSBC Champions in early November. A sore back has thwarted consistency. He hit 11 greens in regulation and picked off five birdies, three of which from outside 12 feet. The gem of the bunch measured 27'11" at the par-4 12th hole. He signed his card sitting just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
May 15 - 2:36 PM

Louis Oosthuizen turns his attention to TPC Sawgrass for his fourth appearance at THE PLAYERS.

Oosthuizen will look to continue a trend that has yielded an improvement each year at TPC Sawgrass, his best coming last year with a T19 finish. On paper he is not a great fit being long off the tee and a poor scrambler, but the game is not played on paper. He's been dormant on the PGA TOUR since the Masters but has stayed active with a runner-up finish in the Maybank Malaysian Open and a withdrawal at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters.
May 7 - 11:33 AM

Louis Oosthuizen settled for a 3-over-par 37-38=75 in his second round of the Masters and reached the midpoint in even-par 144.

He's three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead, but would have been lurking even closer if not for an 8 at the par-5 15th hole. After sailing his second over the green, his pitch ran through and into the water. His eventually three-putt left him looking utterly perplexed about how to play a hole he birdied on Thursday. If there was a bright spot, it was an eagle at the par-5 13th from short range.
Apr 11 - 2:02 PM

Louis Oosthuizen spun a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in his opening round of the Masters.

The 2012 runner-up hit 15 greens in regulation and needed only 28 putts to close one stroke adrift of the clubhouse lead. He chipped in for par at the par-3 fourth after his first escape from off the green failed to find the putting surface. This is his first red number on the PGA TOUR since a third-round 71 at Doral five weeks ago. It's also his lowest first-round aggregate since he opened with a 67 at The Greenbrier Classic nine months ago. A myriad of injuries have prevented good form and a consistent schedule, so continue to hold your breath that he's ready for the long haul the remainder of the week in Georgia.
Apr 10 - 5:45 PM

Louis Oosthuizen touts a strong course history at Golf Club of Houston ahead of this week's Shell Houston Open.

The South African missed the cut here in his first trip back in 2008, but bounced back formidably with a T16 in 2011, a T3 in 2012 and a T10 in 2013. His 2014 campaign was off to a solid start with a T5 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship following a missed cut at the Northern Trust Open, but his most recent two starts resulted in a T40 at Doral and a missed cut at Valspar. This week will be the classic case of current form versus course history.
Mar 31 - 10:48 PM

Louis Oosthuizen signed for an even-par 35-37=72 following his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Given that he seemingly entered the tournament as more of a question mark than, say, Jason Day who withdrew, Oosthuizen will take this score. He split eight (of 14) fairways, hit 11 greens in regulation and traded three birdies with three bogeys, but didn't go without a couple of confidence-building conversions. The first dropped for birdie from 13'10" at the par-4 16th hole. Two holes later, after being forced to lay up at the treacherous finishing hole -- his ninth of the round -- he rolled in a par save from 19'4". The South African is only four strokes off the 18-hole lead.
Mar 7 - 11:31 AM