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Louis Oosthuizen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170

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Louis Oosthuizen missed the cut last week but looks to bounce back as he preps for this week's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.
The South African opened with a 3-over 73 at TPC Four Seasons before rebounding with a 3-under 67 on day two. It was too little, too late as he fell two shy of the cut line. It was his second missed cut of the season, in eight starts. Now he heads to Colonial Country Club for a fourth appearance at the event, owning a T19, T38, and WD on his resume. The mid-tournament WD came last year when he withdrew before the final round due to a neck injury. He was even-par at the time, which would have put him at T58 had he shot an even-par final round. Oosthuizen also withdrew prior to the start of the 2013 edition, so his track record with staying in the field is not great here in Fort Worth, Texas. If he can manage to play four rounds this week, he possesses the skills to contend on this tight layout that requires great approach play. May 25 - 5:40 PM

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Louis Oosthuizen is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for this week's PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass.

This is Oosthuizen's sixth PLAYERS with a best of T19 in 2013. He's posted but five red numbers in 14 laps, four have come in R1. In five second rounds, the 33-year-old's scoring average on the par-72 layout is 74.60 with all five over-par. He's missed cuts in 2011, 2012 and 2014, and finished T69 last year (of 75) after rounds of 70-73-75-73. The South African has been idle since T15 at the Masters, his seventh worldwide top 20 in nine starts, highlighted by his 12th international win at Perth and runner-up at the WGC-Dell Match Play.
May 11 - 6:09 PM

Louis Oosthuizen smoothed a 1-under-par 37-34=71 on day three of the 80th Masters to post 4-over 220, up 25 places on the live leaderboard to T22. UPDATE: With play completed, Oosthuizen will begin the final round at T16, seven back of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Playing his eighth Masters, Oosthuizen made his fourth weekend of action after opening in 72-77. He began Moving Day T47, one inside the cut line and in the third grouping of the day. The 33-year-old, a playoff loser here in 2012, opened with three pars before playing holes 4-8 in bogey-birdie-bogey-bogey-birdie to turn 1-over 37. He came home in 2-under 34, circling birdies at 14 and 17, and played his final 11 holes in blemish-free 3-under. Seven laps are in the books thus far in R3, and the South African's 71 is the only one in the red, bettering his partner Patrick Reed by four.
Apr 9 - 2:31 PM

16-seed Louis Oosthuizen brushed aside 52-seed Rafa Cabrera-Bello 4-and-3 in the semifinals of the WGC-Dell Match Play and advances to the championship match against the winner of the 2-seed Jason Day versus 3-seed Rory McIlroy contest. UPDATE: Oosthuizen will play Day in the championship match. UPDATE #2: Oosthuizen finished in second place after losing to Day 5-and-4 in the Finals match. Final record: 6-1-0 record.

Oosthuizen improves to 6-0-0 on the week and has yet to play the 18th hole. Spain's Cabrera-Bello, who trailed the entire match, was his latest victim. The South African circled only two birdies, but won holes 1 and 10 with them, and claimed holes 5, 7, 14 and 15 with pars. Cabrera-Bello won just two holes, 8 and 9 with pars, and suffered his first loss of the week, dropping to 4-1-1. He entered Sunday morning's match with 22 birdies over the first four days but recorded zero against Oosthuizen.
Mar 27 - 1:36 PM

16-seed Louis Oosthuizen closed out 8-seed Dustin Johnson with a 2-and-1 win in the quarterfinals of the WGC-Dell Match Play to advance to the semifinals.

This is Oosthuizen's first foray into the Final Four in his seventh Dell Match Play and he'll face off against another first-time semifinalist in 52-seed Rafa Cabrera-Bello. He was 1 down to Johnson thru four holes, winning the third with birdie-3 from 10'9" but losing holes 2 and 4 to birdie-3s by the American. The South African remained 1 down at the break after the duo halved Nos. 5-9. He got back to all square with his third birdie of the match, rolling in a 25-footer for a 3 at the 10th and took his first lead winning the 11th with a par 3. They exchanged sloppy bogey-6s at the 12th before Oosthuizen won the 15th with birdie-3 from 37 inches and then closed out Johnson with a 21'3" bomb for birdie on the par-3 17th. Johnson had a birdie chance from 6'0" to extend the match but missed.
Mar 26 - 6:11 PM

In a battle of unbeaten Group winners, 16-seed Louis Oosthuizen eliminated top-seeded Jordan Spieth 4-and-2 in Round of 16 action at the WGC-Dell Match Play and will face eighth-seeded Dustin Johnson in the quarterfinals.

Oosthuizen was the Group 16 winner with a 3-0-0 record while Spieth breezed thru Group 1 with an identical record. Following today's win, the South African has now reached the quarters in three straight years (finished T5 in both). For World No. 1 Spieth, he reached the quarters in his 2014 debut (T5) but was eliminated in the Group Stage last year with a 2-1 record. In today's action, Oosthuizen never trailed, reaching the turn 2 up after winning holes 4, 7 and 9 with birdies while Spieth won the eighth with birdie-3. Spieth climbed back to 1 down with a 26-footer for 3 at the par-4 10th, but Oosthuizen took command with three straight wins on holes 11-13, the latter two with his fourth and fifth birdies of the match. Spieth won the 14th with birdie but Oosthuizen closed him out with an 8'2" birdie-4 at 16.
Mar 26 - 1:40 PM

16-seed Louis Oosthuizen wrapped up a 4-and-2 victory over Andy Sullivan and completed a perfect 3-0-0 record in Group 16 of the WGC-Dell Match Play in Texas.

The South African now advances to the knockout phase on Saturday morning and will play Jordan Spieth in the Round of 16. Oosthuizen was down early against 31-seed Sullivan after losing the second hole to a bogey. But a concession by the Englishman at the next made the match all square again before Oosthuizen won the par-4 5th with a par. Sullivan tied it up again by winning 10 but the 2010 Open champion took 12, 14 and 16 (8'7" birdie) to slam the door. It followed earlier 2-and-1 victories over Matt Jones on Wednesday and Bernd Wiesberger on Thursday. Oosthuizen made the last eight of this tournament in both 2014 and 2015 so is an opponent to be feared now the field has been whittled down from 64 to 16.
Mar 25 - 7:30 PM

Louis Oosthuizen scavenged a 2-and-1 victory over Bernd Wiesberger in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play to reach 2-0-0 on the week.

Oosthuizen took care of business against the Aussie, Matt Jones, on day one. It was more of the same today, as the South African led for 12 of the 18 holes. He drew first blood on the par-4 second hole when he drilled a 17-footer for birdie. Wiesberger got one back with a par at the par-3 fourth. The duo traded birdies at No. 6 and 7 to get back to all square. Two straight bogeys from Wiesberger opened the door and Oosthuizen walked right through. Oosthuizen will take on Andy Sullivan (2-0) to determine who advances out of Group 16.
Mar 24 - 5:36 PM

Louis Oosthuizen conjured up a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in today's final round of the Valspar Championship for a 72-hole tally of 2-under 282, up 11 places on the live leaderboard to T8.

Oosthuizen played his final eight holes as a solo after playing partner Danny Lee WD with a wrist injury. He began Sunday's play on 1-under (T19) after opening his fifth appearance in 72-70-70, seven adrift of 54-hole leader Bill Haas but just one off the overnight top 10. In his previous four visits, he had missed three straight cuts after a T20 in his tourney debut in 2012. The 33-year-old, making just his third start of the season and entering off a season-best T14 last week at Doral, striped eight (of 13) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, outpacing three bogeys with four birdies. His longest conversion of the day was from 20'4" at the par-4 ninth and his three retreats were two failed scrambles and a three-putt from 32'11" at the par-4 second. Oosthuizen is not in the published field at next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Mar 13 - 4:27 PM

Louis Oosthuizen crafted a 3-under-par 33-36=69 on day three of the WGC-Cadillac Championship for a 54-hole total of 3-under 213, up 15 spots on the live leaderboard to T14.

In his tourney debut, Oosthuizen won his eighth European Tour title in Perth, Australia, last week and then made the long trek to Trump National Doral for his 10th overall appearance with solo sixth/2015 his best. He shot a birdie-less 4-over 40 on his first nine in R1, but has played his last 27 holes in 7-under. The 33-year-old found just four (of 14) fairways on Saturday but hit 14 greens in regulation, circling birdies on Nos. 1, 7, 8 and 16 for 1.714 putts per GIR. Three were from inside of five feet with a long of 31'1" at the par-4 seventh. His lone retreat was a sloppy bogey-6 at the 12th.
Mar 5 - 3:52 PM

With a closing 1-under-par 35-36=71, Louis Oosthuizen scored a one-shot victory in the ISPS HANDA Perth International and secured his eighth European Tour title.

The South African, who was teeing it up in Australia for the first time, posted 16-under 272, a stroke clear of Alexander Levy (66). Jason Scriver (69) finished as top Aussie on -14 while it was a shot further back to American Peter Uihlein (71) and Frenchman Gregory Bourdy (66). Oosthuizen saw his three-shot overnight lead cut after a bogey at 2 but birdies at 7 and 8 got him back on track again. He added another at 12 and held firm on the back nine, a two-shot cushion allowing him to bogey the last. After hitting 17 greens in regulation on each of the first three days, the 2010 Open champ found another 16 today. His total of 67 for the week was just one short of the European Tour record held by Colin Montgomerie, Henrik Stenson and Chris Wood. After converting a 54-hole lead on the European Tour for the sixth time in nine attempts he said, "It's been two years since I had a win so this is massive for me. I'm playing Doral next week so hopefully I can take a lot out of this."
Feb 28 - 4:06 AM

Louis Oosthuizen stamped his class on the ISPS HANDA Perth International in Saturday's third round and kicked clear of the field with a 5-under-par 31-36=67.

From one behind at start of play, the South African now leads by three from Peter Uihlein and Romain Wattel after posting 15-under 201 through 54 holes. Jason Scrivener leads the home Australian bid a further shot back on 11-under. Riding the momentum of yesterday's 64, Oosthuizen went to the turn in just 31 after circling birdies at 1, 3, 6, 7 and 9. He added further par breakers at 14 and 15 although there was a sting in the tail late on with bogeys at 16 and 17 stopping the former Open champion creating an even bigger advantage. The 33-year-old continued his iron masterclass by hitting 17 greens in regulation for the third round running.
Feb 27 - 4:09 AM

Louis Oosthuizen climbed 20 spots to solo third at the ISPS HANDA Perth International in Australia after a best-of-the-day 8-under-par 33-31=64 in Friday's second round.

That's more like it from the pre-tournament favorite, who had lacked sparkle in an opening 2-under 70. The South African's afternoon tour of Lake Karrinyup featured eight birdies and 10 pars and took him to 10-under 134, just a shot behind halfway leaders Peter Uihlein and Brett Rumford. In fact, he should really be in a three-way tie but missed a three-foot birdie putt at 18. Oosthuizen's flawless lap started with birdies at 1, 3 and 4 and then took flight on the back nine with further gains at 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17, the latter after holing from 30 feet. He's been a monster from tee to green so far this week, piping 26 (of 28) fairways and hitting 17 greens in regulation in both rounds.
Feb 26 - 4:39 AM

Louis Oosthuizen heads the betting going into this week's ISPS HANDA Perth Invitational at Lake Karrinyup CC.

This is the South African's first start on Australian soil but, in a modest field, he's listed as the 10/1 favourite to take victory. One good omen is that fellow countrymen Gary Player (1974), Retief Goosen (2002) and Ernie Els (2003) have all won tournaments at Lake Karrinyup CC, something he's pointed out in the build-up. The 2010 Open champion, who lost a play-off when going for a second Claret Jug at St. Andrews last summer, has posted T7 in Qatar and T12 in Malaysia last week in two of his three starts in 2016. As for the current state of his game, he gave this assessment in Wednesday's pre-tournament press conference: "I played okay last week. I still need to really improve to get my game to where I want it to be. The Masters is on everyone's mind now, so I've got a lot of work to get it right until then."
Feb 24 - 9:14 AM

Louis Oosthuizen hung up a bogey-free 7-under-par 32-33=65 in the first round of Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and is tied for the lead.

Another year, another fast start for the South African, who shares top spot with Spain's Pablo Larrazabal. Oosthuizen has started the calendar year with a win in four of the last five seasons and is on course to add to that remarkable sequence after his blemish-free morning lap at windy Doha GC. The 2010 Open champion set the tone with a pair of opening birdies at 10 and 11 before adding three in a four-hole burst at 16, 18 and 1. Another at 6 and a walk-off par breaker at 9 meant he matched his low round at this event. That was a 65 in the second round in 2009 when he finished runner-up. Today, Oosthuizen piped 10 (of 14) fairways, hit 14 greens in regulation and was 4-for-4 in scrambling. "I like windy conditions," said Oosthuizen after his successful battle with the elements. "If it gets really strong, then it gets difficult. I think patience is the big thing when it really blows hard. But today was just a good wind, and a lot of flighted shots, which I like."
Jan 27 - 4:34 AM