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Louis Oosthuizen

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

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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. Apr 5 - 1:22 PM

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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.
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

Pre-tournament favorite Louis Oosthuizen had to settle for fifth spot in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth at Lake Karrinyup after his hopes were ended at the third Shootout Hole of his quarter-final match against local man Adam Bland.

With Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen and Peter Uihelin failing to make the top 24 who qualified for Sunday's six-hole match play contests, Oosthuizen was undoubtedly the star attraction today. After finishing T2 in the 54-hole stroke play portion, Oosthuizen secured a bye into the last 16 where he was pegged back at the final hole by Johannes Veerman before sinking the American at the third Shootout Hole. He went 1-up early against Bland in the last eight but lost the fifth hole and this time was on the wrong end of it when playing the Shootout Hole for a third time. Former Open champion Oosthuizen, who won the 2016 Perth International at this course 12 months ago, did at least keep his focus to win the 5/6 playoff against Steven Jeffress to complete a pretty decent week.
Feb 19 - 5:41 AM

Louis Oosthuizen eagled No. 13 on the way to a bogey-free 5-under-par 35-32=67 in round three of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, finishing the stroke play section at Lake Karrinyup in T2 and securing a top eight seeding for Sunday's match play finale.

At 12-under 204, the South African ended five shots behind Brett Rumford but the goal today was to finish in the top eight and he did that thanks to a hot back nine. Oosthuizen, who won the Perth International on this course 12 months ago, could only pick off one birdie (No. 6) on the front nine but accelerated after the turn. He ticked 10, holed his second shot for eagle at the par-4 13th and added another circle at 15. He'll go into Sunday's six-hole head-to-heads having made just a single bogey all week. Although the format is likely to level the playing field, he will remain favorite to lift the trophy. Of the 24 players left in, only Oosthuizen (25th) and Hideto Tanihara (58th) are in the top 125 of the world rankings.
Feb 18 - 4:56 AM

Pre-tourney betting favorite Louis Oosthuizen upped his challenge at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth with a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in Friday's second round, good enough for a rise of 15 spots up the live leaderboard to T9.

This isn't yet the fireworks of 12 months ago when the South African posted a 64 in round two to sit third at halfway before going on to take victory. But at 7-under 137, six behind leader Brett Rumford, Oosthuizen is positioning himself nicely for a crack at Sunday's match play section. To reach it, he has to be in the top 24 after three rounds while a top eight finish will give him a bye into the second round of six-hole head-to-heads. The former Open champion made smooth progress through the field today by ticking 1, 7 and 9 on his front nine and then adding further circles at 14 and 15. A bogey at 16 is the only shot he's dropped so far over the first two days.
Feb 17 - 4:24 AM

Louis Oosthuizen heads back to Lake Karrinyup in Perth, Australia, not to defend the title he won there 12 months ago, but to take on the inaugural ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

A year ago the South African chalked up a first round 70 before scorching the course with laps of 64 and 67 which opened up a 3-shot 54-hole lead in the Perth International; a fourth round 71 was enough to close out the win. This year the sponsors have put their weight behind a new concept, one that is causing all sorts of reactions. What we do know is that, in addition to great course form, Oosthuizen is on fire recently. He ranked second for Greens in Regulation when finishing T2 in the Waste Management Phoenix Open two weeks ago. One of the few world class players in the field so his progress to Sunday ought to be straightfoward, thereafter it is anyone's guess what happens in the six-hole match play.
Feb 13 - 10:14 AM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 29 Louis Oosthuizen painted a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to throw 16-under 268 on the board, up 10 places to T3, one shy of 72-hole clubhouse leader Webb Simpson, who shot 64. UPDATE: Oosthuizen finished in solo 3rd, one shot out of a 2-man playoff involving Webb Simpson and defending champ Hideki Matusyama.

The 34-year-old was making his third start of the season and this is his first finish inside the top 40. After kicking off in 68-67-68, he began the final round on 10-under (T12), six back of 54-hole leader Byeong Hun An. The South African, blemish-free over his final 36 holes, striped 11 (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, posting 1.688 putts per GIR and 2.634 SG: Putting. For the week, he carded one eagle and 17 birdies, six in R4, against one bogey and one double.
Feb 5 - 5:06 PM

Louis Oosthuizen concocted a 4-under-par 36-31=67 during round two of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, earning him a spot inside the top 10 with a two-day tally of 7-under 135.

World No. 29 took a warmup lap around TPC Scottsdale, posting a respectable 3-under 68 in his competitive debut at the venue. One day later, and he appeared to have it all figured out. Oosthuizen split 10 (of 14) fairways today en route to 16 greens in regulation. That kind of ball-striking makes it easy to score, despite losing 0.355 strokes putting on the round. The biggest culprit there was a missed 4'3" birdie attempt at the par-4 eighth. The highlights of the round came just prior to that, sticking his 263-yard approach to 5'3" at the par-5 third, setting up an easy eagle splash and then backing that up with a 48'4" hole out for birdie at the par-3 fourth. The lone blemish on the scorecard came at the closing par-4 18th where Oosthuizen found water off the tee, eventually leading to a double bogey.
Feb 3 - 7:15 PM

World No. 27 Louis Oosthuizen makes final preparations for his Farmers Insurance Open debut and kicks off on No. 10 tee at Torrey Pines North. UPDATE: Oosthuizen posted rounds of 71-72-70-73 and is currently T41 on the leaderboard.

The 34-year-old is making his 119th career start on TOUR with just the one win at the 2010 Open Championship. He has five career runners-up, most recently at the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play 44 weeks ago, and had a nice run in the FedExCup Playoffs of T18-T8-T17, exiting at 38th in the FEC standings. The South African is making his second start of the season after a T45 at the no-cut WGC-HSBC Champions back in October, but did post solo 9th (of 17) at the unofficial Hero World Challenge eight weeks ago in his most recent action.
Jan 25 - 2:08 PM

Louis Oosthuizen turns his attention to Albany in The Bahamas for his debut at this week's Hero World Challenge.

The South African arrives with a T46 (of 60) in his most recent start, the DP World Tour Championship. That was his third straight tournament that was a limited-field, no-cut event. It will be more of the same this week as the unofficial Hero World Challenge is just 18 golfers competing for a piece of the chunky $3.5 Million purse. Oosthuizen has struggled a bit recently with upside, as he's found just two top 10s over his last 17 starts. Prior to that, he opened 2016 with top 10s in four of his first 7 events. Oosthuizen remains a high risk, high reward option in all fantasy formats.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Louis Oosthuizen enjoyed another good day on the Earth Course, compiling a 3-under-par 34-35=69 to end the first round of the DP World Tour Championship three shots behind leader Lee Westwood.

The South African has finished in the top six on the last two occasions he's opened his bid at this event with a round in the 60s and he's in position to do that again following a six-birdie, two-bogey lap that left him T7 with 54 holes to play. Oosthuizen, who was T9 at last week's Nedbank Golf Challenge, opened his account with birdies at 1 and 2 before handing a shot back at 4. He advanced to 3-under with circles on the par 5s at 7 and 14 and, after a dropped shot at 16, completed his set of birdies on the long holes with another at 18. The former Open champion started the 60-man season closer ranked 8th on the Race to Dubai.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 07:35:00 AM

Louis Oosthuizen faltered on the last two greens as he carded a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge; he lies solo second on 8-under 208, three behind the leader Jeunghun Wang heading into the final lap.

On a course that features wildlife, the experienced South African had hunted down the leader with a stunning spell of seven holes to start his back nine, only for it to all go wrong right at the close. After making one red number and one blue on the front nine, he had turned for home three back of Wang, but birdies at 10 and 13 crept him closer and he went for the kill with a 6'0" par breaker at 15 and a tap-in birdie at the par-three 16th; suddenly he was tied for the lead. But Wang made birdie at 18 whilst Oosthuizen three-putted both 17 and 18 to wipe out all the hard work. However, with the big prize on offer the leader's youth means the home favorite is not out of the reckoning by any stretch.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 08:20:00 AM

Louis Oosthuizen cruised to a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in round two of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in his native South Africa, good enough for the clubhouse lead on 6-under 138.

The local man could only post even par in Thursday's opener after mixing four birdies with four bogeys but kept the errors off his card today. Oosthuizen picked off early birdies at 4 and 6 before connecting three straight around the turn (9, 10 and 11). He moved to within a shot of the lead with another circle at 17 and got up and down from sand at 18 to preserve a clean card. On the live leaderboard he's T2, a shot behind Fabrizio Zanotti, who still have five holes to complete after play was suspended earlier due to a lightning threat. Former Open champion Oosthuizen came into the event ranked 7th on the Race to Dubai.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:04:00 AM