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Louis Oosthuizen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170

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World No. 20 Louis Oosthuizen pieced together a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of THE NORTHERN TRUST for a four-day total of 4-under 276, up six spots to T11 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Oosthuizen finished T10 and is projected to bump nine places to 26th in the FedExCup standings.
The 34-year-old, who arrived off a season-tying-best T2 at the PGA, was making his fourth appearance. He posts a third top 25, second straight, a possibly a second top 10, joining T5 on debut in 2012 (Bethpage Black). After opening in 67-72-68, the South African began T17 on 3-under, one short of the overnight top 10. He mustered eight (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, gaining 1.079 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.358 approaching-the-green. Oosthuizen circled six at holes 2, 3, 8, 11, 13 and 15 (from 21'11"), taking some luster off with three bogey-5s at 5, 7 (3-putt from 32'7") and 16, and double bogey-5 at 6 (tee ball in the water). He posted 1.600 putts per GIR and 1.929 SG: Putting, needing 27 total putts. Aug 27 - 4:46 PM

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Smooth-singin' Louis Oosthuizen pieced together a 3-under-par 35-32=67 during round one of THE NORTHERN TRUST, positioning himself inside the top 10 on the early leaderboard as play winds down on opening day.

The South African arrived one week removed from a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship. After the event, he took to Twitter to celebrate his career (runner-up) grand slam by lip-syncing Rise Up, which generated more than 18,000 re-tweets. The South African put away his microphone and got back to business today, pelting 16 greens in regulation, which was good for +3.246 strokes gained approaching-the-green (at the time he signed his card). Oosthuizen would sprinkle five putts from outside seven feet, while failing to convert three birdie attempts from the 5-to-13 foot range. Overall, a strong opening effort for the South African who arrived in the 35th spot of the FedExCup standings.
Aug 24 - 5:54 PM

World No 27 Louis Oosthuizen tacked on a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the 99th PGA Championship for a four-day tally of 6-under 278, up two spots into a season-tying-best T2, two shy of champion Justin Thomas, who shot 68. UPDATE: Oosthuizen was the only player with four rounds of par or better (70-67-71-70).

The 34-year-old was chasing his second major title in his 37th major appearance but settles for his fourth runner-up, one in each of the four major tournaments. It's his fourth top 25 in nine PGA's and first top 10, brushing aside T15 in 2014 (Valhalla). The South African posts his eighth top 25 of the season in 15 starts and third top 10, all three doubling as top 3s, and matching a T2 at THE PLAYERS. After opening in 70-67-71, he began T4, two shy of 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, Oosty found 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.825 strokes around-the-green. He squared three bogey-5s at holes 1, 11 and 16 (3-putt from 90'1"), offset by a pitch-in eagle-3 at 15 from 34 yards away and birdies at 7 and a walk-off birdie-3 from 52'11". Oosty posted 1.846 putts per GIR and 0.046 SG: Putting, taking 31 total putts.
Aug 13 - 7:54 PM

World No. 27 Louis Oosthuizen authored an even-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the 99th PGA Championship for a three-day total of 5-under 208, up one place to T4, two short of 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner.

After kicking off in 70-67, the 34-year-old began T5 on 5-under, three shy of 36-hole co-leaders Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he found eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, posting -0.809 SG: Off-the-Tee and -0.497 SG: Around-the-Green, but a tidy 2.353 SG: Approach-the-Green. The South African exchanged three bogeys at Nos. 6, 12 and 16, with three circles at 7 and 15, both of those two-putt versions, and a 30'10" blast for birdie-2 at 17. He also saved par at the par-4 18th after an errant tee shot led to a 38-yard punch out, but hit his third from 134 yards away to 41 inches. Oosthuizen will play out of the third-to-last twosome on Sunday as he chases his second major title in his 37th major appearance.
Aug 12 - 8:38 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 27 Louis Oosthuizen styled a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round of the 99th PGA Championship to reach the midpoint on 5-under 137, up 11 spots to T4 with play currently suspended due to darkness.

This is the 34-year-old's ninth PGA with three prior top 25s and best of T15 in 2014 (Valhalla). Overall, it's his 37th major appearance and has made 14 of his last 16 cuts. His win at the 2010 Open Championship highlights five previous top-10 finishes in majors and has also been runner-up three times. The South African kicked off with an up-and-down 70, carding an eagle-3 and three birdies but squared four bogeys. In R2, he landed six (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 1.319 strokes approaching-the-green and 2.627 around-the-green. Oosty carded four birdies at 10, 14, 16 and 4, all from inside of 11 feet, registering 1.667 putts per GIR and 1.531 SG: Putting. He's three shy of 36-hole co-clubhouse leaders Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama.
Aug 11 - 8:52 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 18 Louis Oosthuizen spun a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to reach 5-under 205, up 24 spots to T14 with play still in progress.

This is the South African's fifth appearance with just one previous cash, a T11 in 2014 (68-68-64-74). He checked in off joint runner-up at last week's PLAYERS where he was a second-round co-leader. After opening in 69-70, the 34-year-old began on 1-under (T38), a distant 11 in arrears of 36-hole leader Jason Kokrak. He found 11 (of 14) fairways but just 10 greens in regulation, losing 0.942 strokes approaching-the-green. Oosthuizen circled four birdies at 12 (from 24'3"), 15, 18 and 8, posting 1.600 putts per GIR. He also dropped four par-savers from between five and 17 feet, including a 16-footer at the par-4 ninth (his last), posting 2.990 in SG: Putting.
May 20 - 4:03 PM

Playing out of the penultimate twosome, second-round co-leader and World No. 33 Louis Oosthuizen patched together a 1-over-par 38-35=73 in the final round of THE PLAYERS to wrap on 7-under 281, up one spot into a two-way T2, three adrift of champion Si Woo Kim, who shot 69.

This was the Florida resident's seventh consecutive appearance and first top 10, supplanting a previous-best T19 in 2013. Chasing his second TOUR title in his 127th career start, first since the 2010 Open Championship 111 starts ago, he settles for his sixth runner-up finish. It's the South African's fifth top 25 of the season in 10 events and second top 10, eclipsing solo 3rd at the Phoenix Open. After kicking off in 69-66, he co-led at the midpoint, but played the weekend in twin-73s. Oosthuizen began the finale in solo 3rd, two back of 54-hole co-leaders J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley, and landed nine (of 14) fairways and just 10 greens in regulation, losing 1.629 strokes approaching-the-green. He circled birdie-4s at 2 and 16 and double-circled the par-5 11th from 34'5", but outpaced them with bogeys at 9, 13 and 14 and double bogey-6 at 4.
May 14 - 8:17 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 33 Louis Oosthuizen backed up with a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in the third round of THE PLAYERS, dropping two places to solo 3rd on 8-under 208, one in arrears of 54-hole co-leaders J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley.

After opening in 69-66, the 33-year-old co-led with Stanley, two clear of Holmes. Playing out of the final twosome, he found eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining just 0.451 strokes tee-to-green and 0.586 on-the-green. The Palm Beach, Florida, resident circled three birdie-4s at 9, 11, and 16, each from inside of nine feet, outbalanced by four bogeys at 1, 5, 10 and 13, all failed scrambles. He did knock in an 11'11" par-saver at the par-4 last to keep a spot in the penultimate twosome on Sunday. The South African's lone PGA TOUR title in 126 career starts is the 2010 Open Championship at St. Andrews (Old Course), where he was the 54-hole leader by four and won by seven, closing in 1-under 71.
May 13 - 8:44 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 33 Louis Oosthuizen spun a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the second round of THE PLAYERS to reach the midpoint on 9-under 135, up six places to T1, matching the low round of the week with Kyle Stanley, who he shares the 36-hole lead with.

The 34-year-old landed eight (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 4.465 strokes approaching-the-green and 7.194 SG: Total. He carded six birdies at holes 11, 13, 17, 1, 5 and 9, posting 1.625 putts per GIR, 2.515 SG: Putting and 28 putts total. The South African's split featured four from inside of 10 feet, adding a 21-footer for birdie-3 at 5 and a 19-footer for a walk-off 4 at the par-5 ninth. This is his first lead/co-lead after any round since R3 of the 2015 Open Championship and first 36-hole lead/co-lead since the 2010 Open, which he went on to win for his lone TOUR title in 126 career starts.
May 12 - 6:23 PM

Louis Oosthuizen steadied a 3-under-par 36-33=69 during the opening round of THE PLAYERS, throwing his name into the mix early on Thursday.

The South African was slow out of the gates today, giving himself just one birdie look from inside 25 feet on the outward nine, but his short game kept the round glued together. He swallowed just one bogey on the front nine despite the poor ball-striking. After the turn, he picked up the pace, rattling off a three-hole birdie train which started with a 4'3" birdie at the par-4 14th and caboosed with a seven-footer at the 16th. Oosthuizen found just 10 greens in regulation today, so he must be ecstatic to walk away with a 3-under 69 on his scorecard. Entering the week he boasted a 3-for-6 record here with the highlight being a T19 in 2013.
May 11 - 12:53 PM

Prior to the start of the event, Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from the field at this week's Wells Fargo Championship, with no injury cited at the time of WD.

The South African paired with Branden Grace to post a T24 at last week's Zurich Classic. He was an early commit to this week's field but has now decided to sit it out. For much of his career, Ooshtuizen has dealt with an assortment of injuries that have forced him to withdraw during events with 8 career mid-tournament WDs to his name, but none since the 2015 TOUR Championship, a 26-event stretch. There is no indication of an injury this week, but gamers no longer have to worry about that since he's pulled his name from the field.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 2 - 10:44 AM

Louis Oosthuizen, the 2012 runner-up, will play in his ninth Masters at Augusta National Golf Club this week.

The South African has one major but he could have three. Oosthuizen was a runaway winner of the 2010 Open Championship and since then he's lost playoffs at the Masters five years ago and, again, on his return to St. Andrews in 2015. Having managed a first and a second at the Home of Golf, he'll now hope to do the same on more hallowed ground but this time at Augusta. Oosthuizen missed his first three cuts at the Masters and also failed to make the weekend in 2013. It's been a different story in recent years and he's posted 25-19-15 in the last three. He's also in the record books having recorded an albatross in the 2012 event and a hole-in-one at 16 last year. He arrives after T17 at the WGC-Dell Match Play and T28 at Bay Hill while earlier this season he took third place in Phoenix. He tees off at 9:06 Thursday alongside Canadian Adam Hadwin and American Zach Johnson, the man who beat him in the Open playoff at St. Andrews two years ago.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 5 - 1:22 PM

Last year’s World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play runner-up Louis Oosthuizen got his 2017 campaign off to a superb start with a confident 4-and-3 defeat of Ross Fisher in round one at Austin Country Club.

The South African had little difficulty negotiating the challenge of the 2009 semi-finalist and was never down in the match. A par at the 3rd was enough to gain a 1-up lead before Fisher made up for his mistake with birdie at the 5th. Oosthuizen then painted red at 6 (two putts from 18’0"), 8 (11’6") and 11 (3’8") to go 3-up before Fisher handed him another hole with a bogey-6 at the 13th. From there on they traded pars until Fisher had run out of holes. Oosthuizen is now 16-7 in this tournament and will turn his attention to Jim Furyk in the second series of matches with Fisher needing to claim a point from Hideki Matsuyama to maintain any interest in making the knockout stages.
Mar 22 - 3:55 PM

Louis Oosthuizen will be looking to maintain his upward curve of performance improvement in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play when he tees it up at Austin Country Club this week.

The South African has had little joy playing singles matches in the Presidents Cup and Volvo World Match Play, but in this championship he boasts an excellent 15-7 record, a log book that pottered along for four appearances before consecutive quarter-finals in 2014 and 2015 were topped by a losing final bid last year. The Pete Dye track in Austin seemed a good fit as Oosthuizen defeated golfers of the standard of Andy Sullivan, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rafa Cabrera-Bello before Jason Day downed him in the final (the second time the Australian has eliminated him in the last three years). He had a warm-up of sorts when fifth in the World Super 6 Perth, the European Tour’s multi-format event which ended with a final day of six hole match play. He was also T3 in the WM Phoenix Open and more recently T28 in last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. He’s been drawn in first round Group 4, alongside Hideki Matsuyama, Ross Fisher and Jim Furyk.
Source: PGATour.com
Mar 21 - 6:45 AM

Louis Oosthuizen pieced together a 2-under-par 37-33=70 during the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, giving him an early spot inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

The South African is making his third appearance at Bay Hill Club and Lodge, first since a T9 in 2015. He's picked up right where he left off, trading five birdies with three bogeys on day one. Despite a 24'2" birdie bomb at the par-4 11th, Oosthuizen actually lost strokes to the field putting. That was in large part due to a missed 3'4" birdie attempt at the par-5 sixth. The 34-year-old will need to find his flat stick if he wants to remain in contention throughout the week.
Mar 16 - 5:26 PM