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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 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

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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

As he prepares for this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Louis Oosthuizen continues to battle a back injury that forced him to withdraw early from last week's Honda Classic.

Asked if he'll be able to give it a go, Oosthuizen said, "It doesn't feel like that at the moment, but I'll see. "I played nine holes (Sunday), which was OK, but then I was really sore the next day." Guaranteed FedExCup points and earnings are up for grabs, but he'd need to complete the tournament to collect. (He'd receive unofficial money with a WD at any point, but he needs to hit one ball for it to count as a start toward the membership minimum of 15.) His intent isn't just to play Doral; he also wants to compete in the Masters in five weeks. "I want to play next week badly because I missed Honda. "I hope everything goes well through next week and then have two weeks off. I’'ll speak to my doctor to assess things, maybe get another scan and just have a look at what's going on and then take it from there. Even if I have to miss Houston and just go up to Augusta, I'll do that. There's no way I'm not going to give Augusta a shot."
Mar 4 - 4:37 PM

Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from this week's Honda Classic.

This was the concern when he revealed that his back was bothering him on Saturday at Dove Mountain. Oosthuizen is eligible to compete in next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, so we should expect an update on his health in the next seven days.
Feb 26 - 2:28 PM

Louis Oosthuizen fought a bad back from the opening tee shot his 2-and-1 loss to Jason Day in the Jones Bracket in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship quarterfinals.

The South African fired his opening tee shot into the desert, leading to a concession. He battled back to win the second and third holes, but quickly handed the lead back to Day and never regained it. Oosthuizen seemed to struggle the most over the longer shots. His health is something that gamers should keep an eye on as the heart of the PGA TOUR season is quickly coming into focus.
Feb 22 - 3:59 PM

Louis Oosthuizen checked off a 5-and-4 victory over Webb Simpson in the Jones Bracket in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

It was the fifth match off the first tee but the first to finish. Oosthuizen gained the early 1-up lead with an eagle at the par-5 second. Simpson's birdie-3s at 4 and 5 swung the pendulum in his direction, but he wouldn't win another hole. The South African squared with a 2 at the par-3 sixth, his first of six wins in an eight-hole stretch. Simpson played that same stretch in birdie-free 3-over-par. The match concluded with both guys carding 4s on the par-4 14th. Oosthuizen earns a date in tomorrow's quarterfinals with Jason Day.
Feb 21 - 5:01 PM

Louis Oosthuizen had no trouble is eliminating top-seeded Henrik Stenson 4 and 3 in the Jones Bracket in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

The South African was conceded the first hole and didn't look back. He eagled the par-5 second and was conceded birdie at the par-4 fourth to sit 3 up. Stenson's only win of the round came courtesy of a par at the par-3 sixth. After five consecutive halves, Oosthuizen won the par-3 12th with par and closed out the Swede with a birdie-3 at 15. This is the first time in five appearances that Oosthuizen has seen the third round. He'll square off against Webb Simpson tomorrow.
Feb 20 - 5:26 PM

With a 1-up victory, Louis Oosthuizen survived his first-round match with Nick Watney in the Jones Bracket at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

The short story is the Oosthuizen checked off five consecutive wins beginning at the eighth hole and made them stand up against his dangerous American opponent. Oosthuizen went birdie-birdie-par-birdie-birdie during that run to turn a 2-down deficit into a 3-up lead. Watney won two holes on either side, and closed to within one hole after 16, but they matched birdie-3s at 17 and closing pars at the last. Oosthuizen advances to face Henrik Stenson in the second round.
Feb 19 - 6:38 PM

Louis Oosthuizen makes his first PGA TOUR appearance of 2014 at the Northern Trust Open.

The South African's only 2013-14 start occurred at the WGC-HSBC Champions in November, where he tied for 15th. This is a potentially important season, as his 2013 campaign was reduced to 12 starts between nagging injuries and the birth of a child. He's never made a start at Riviera Country Club, so we are in uncharted territory. He did claim the Volvo Golf Champions in early January, suggesting that his form could be solid.
Feb 12 - 9:29 PM

Thanks to a birdie-birdie finish, Louis Oosthuizen eked out a one-stroke victory at the Volvo Golf Champions to successfully defend his 2013 title at Durban Country Club in South Africa.

After sharing the lead at the midpoint, Oosthuizen sat two strokes adrift of 54-hole rabbit, Tommy Fleetwood. The South African went out in bogey-free 2-under-par with an eagle at the par-5 eighth hole. In between bogeys at 10 and 16, he connected birdies at 13 and 14 before the impressive finish for a 4-under 68 and an aggregate 12-under 276. Branden Grace closed birdie-par-birdie en route to his own 68, but he was one stroke too high at 11-under 277. Fleetwood traded three birdies with three bogeys for a 72 and a T3 with Joost Luiten two strokes back of the champion. It's Oosthuizen's seventh career European Tour title, but it's just his fourth top 10 since emerging in Durban a year ago. "It was nerve-wracking through the round but I finished strong and I'm just happy that I got it done," he said. "Confidence-wise it's great. I haven't really played well last year with all the injuries so hopefully I can build from here on and just go better next time."
Jan 12 - 1:12 PM

Louis Oosthuizen suffered through injuries and rather boring finishes in 2013, meaning he could be picked up at a very cheap price for salary gamers in 2013-14.

The South African finished 139th on the money list last season, but injuries limited him to just 12 starts and forced three of those to end in withdrawals. The reason for optimism is twofold. For starters, he was able to make it back in time to compete in the Presidents Cup. The bigger plus came in his only start of the 2013-14 season, tying for 15th at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 02:59:00 PM

After 10 holes of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, Louis Oosthuizen is even par.

The South African returned to competition this week. The day after he polished off a T32 in Dubai, he underwent a facet joint block procedure to help relieve pain in his hips and back. Oosthuizen has traded one birdie for one bogey thus far at Gary Player Country Club. He'll resume his opening round at 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Today's action was twice suspended for inclement weather.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 09:53:00 PM

In his final start before a scheduled break, Louis Oosthuizen tied for 32nd place at the DP World Tour Championship at 4-under-par 73-70-71-70=284.

Oosthuizen balanced 13 birdies with nine bogeys at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai this week. He settled for 47th in the Race to Dubai. With the European Tour season in the books, he'll undergo a preplanned procedure on Monday to relive pain in his hips. During the week of the Turkish Airlines Open, he explained why he needs the treatment. "It was locked up," Oosthuizen said, referring to his back. "It was sore. It sometimes goes down my legs, and I was just struggling to get through some rounds. But hopefully this can free it up and can strengthen it and just go away completely." He hopes to resume competition at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Dec. 5-8.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 07:12:00 PM