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Louis Oosthuizen |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170
College: South Africa

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Louis Oosthuizen battled his share of injuries in 2013-14, but appears to be peaking just in time for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.
The South African has four top-15 finishes in his last five starts, dating back to a T15 at the PGA Championship. Most recently, he tied for sixth in the DP World Tour Championship. He is also tied for fifth in the Nedbank Golf Challenge with just one round to play. For those testing their skills in a one-and-done format, consider holstering Oosthuizen until The Open Championship. He was the winner in 2010 the last time St. Andrews served as the host and he shot a 62 in the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October on the Old Course. Dec 6 - 8:35 PM

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Louis Oosthuizen settled for an even-par 35-37=72 in his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

For the second straight round, he failed to find a birdie on holes 10-18 at Sheshan International. The good news is that he also copied his three-birdie effort from Friday. Two of today's par breakers dropped in on par 5s. For the round, he split six (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens, so he scored pretty much where expected. At 4-under 212, Oosthuizen is five swings adrift of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.
Nov 8 - 2:48 AM

After opening the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with a 2-under-par 70, Louis Oosthuizen went ahead and tossed up another in today's second round.

The South African turned in respective nines of 36 and 34. He suffered only one bogey and sandwiched that with three birdies, all on his inward side. At 4-under 140, Oosthuizen is just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Gamers know better not to hold their breath, but he's quickly validating a T6 at the Dunhill Links a month ago. Even if you're ultra-conservative, consider that Oosthuizen is in the final year of his exempt for winning the 2010 Open Championship, so he's motivated to extend his status perhaps more than ever.
Nov 7 - 2:10 AM

Louis Oosthuizen turned in a 2-under-par 37-33=70 for his opening round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, good for a share of the early clubhouse lead.

He and fellow clubhouse co-leader Lee Westwood won't be sleeping on the lead, but that the South African is even in the conversation is a welcome surprise. He withdrew early from last week's guaranteed payday in Malaysia and hadn't competed anywhere since the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship a month ago. Oostuizen opened par-bogey-bogey at Sheshan International today, but played out the string in bogey-free 4-under with four birdies. That includes three in a row beginning at the par-5 14th hole.
Nov 6 - 12:50 AM

Louis Oosthuizen has been removed from the published field of this week's CIMB Classic.

This is a bit of a blow to early investors, especially in a no-cut field with only 78 golfers. Oosthuizen hasn't played since the Dunhill Links where he shared sixth place. He's in the final year of the exemption earned for winning the 2010 Open Championship. Look for him again at next week's WGC-HSBC Champions.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Oct 27 - 11:39 AM

Louis Oosthuizen completed 36 holes of The Barclays in 3-over-par 73-72=145 to miss the cut by two strokes.

Oosthuizen split 22 (of 28) fairways and hit 24 greens in regulation, but wiped off six birdies with seven bogeys and a double. Given he started the week at 123rd in the FedExCup standings, he will not advance in the Playoffs. It's an ignominious end to a forgettable season pockmarked with injuries. His only top 10 occurred at the WGC-Accenture Match Play where he went 3-1. Seven others that began the Playoffs outside the top 100 also missed the cut and have been eliminated: 144--Aaron Baddeley (102nd) ... 145--Justin Leonard (115th) ... 146--James Hahn (121st); Robert Allenby (125th) ... 147--Sang-moon Bae (120th) ... 149--Michael Thompson (106th) ... 150--Brice Garnett (117th).
Aug 22 - 6:44 PM

Louis Oosthuizen enters The Barclays ranked 123rd in the FedExCup standings.

The South African has a tall task if he is to advance from Ridgewood CC to the second leg of the FEC Playoffs at TPC Boston next week. Only the top 100 (of 125) will live to fight another week. Oosthuizen's only other Barclays resulted in a T5 in 2012, but that was at Bethpage Black. He tied for 15th at the PGA Championship in his last start, so perhaps he is peaking at just the right time.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 19 - 2:15 PM

Louis Oosthuizen carded a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the PGA Championship to become the latest clubhouse leader at 9-under 204.

The South African outpaced his lone bogey at the par-4 fourth with five birdies at Valhalla Golf Club. Two were notable, including a 10'2" birdie at the par-3 14th and a 14-foot effort at the par-4 17th. Oosthuizen hasn't contended in a PGA TOUR event since his T5 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, so this result is a bit out of nowhere. Known as a lethal driver of the golf ball when he's on, perhaps he is benefiting more than most from the spongy fairways due to the rain. At the time of his posting, he was inside the top 10 in driving distance for the week, while splitting 11 of 14 fairways and landing 15 GIR for the round.
Aug 9 - 5:45 PM

Louis Oosthuizen submitted a 4-under-par 34-33=67 for his second round of the PGA Championship.

Like many other notables Oosthuizen has endured more than his fair share of maladies over the past year or so, but his talent is shining through at Valhalla. Today, he circled seven birdies, five of which on his inward nine (holes 10-18). Of the entire set, four disappeared from outside 12 feet, including conversions from 20'10" at the second hole and 46'8" at 14. At 5-under 137, he's four strokes off the pace of 36-hole leader Rory McIlroy. The South African was the last of 15 to reach the midpoint insisde the top 10 on the leaderboard.
Aug 8 - 8:39 PM

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

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?
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 11 - 10:14 AM