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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 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

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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.
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?
Jun 11 - 10:14 AM

Overnight co-leader Louis Oosthuizen stumbled to a 4-over-par 39-35=74 in his final round at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, sliding down into a tie for 11th place at 6-under 274.

The South African was looking to earn his first PGA TOUR victory on American soil but his flatstick was having none of that today. Oosthuizen missed four putts from inside seven feet, including a pair inside four feet at Nos. 10 and 13. In the end, he totaled -3.138 strokes gained-putting on the round. When parlaying his uninspiring finale with his achy back, a cloud of uncertainty still looms over Oosthuizen moving forward.
May 18 - 7:52 PM

Louis Oosthuizen staked out a claim for the 54-hole clubhouse lead after a 6-under-par 34-30=64 for his third round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Oosthuizen did a lot of his work tee to green, as five of his eight birdies came from inside five feet. Just one measured longer than 10 feet. That's not to say his putter was cold as he made the par-saving putts when needed. The most important putt might have been his 9'4" bogey save on the par-4 fourth hole. Had he missed it, his round might have gone a lot differently. Sitting at 10-under 200 entering Sunday, Oosthuizen will make a run at his second career PGA TOUR victory. That's quite a statement given the troubles he's been enduring with an achy back.
May 17 - 5:22 PM

Louis Oosthuizen chased his opening 68 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship with another in the second round.

One. Day. At. A. Time. So. Far. So. Good. He hit 13 greens and poured in three birdies, but his longest conversion of the round dropped for par from 11-and-a-half feet at the par-4 ninth where he concluded his round. At 4-under 136, he's just four strokes off the overnight lead. Incidentally, this is the first time since last summer's Greenbrier Classic that the South African has connected sub-70s on the PGA TOUR. Including this week's pair, he's scored in the 60s only four times in 22 rounds this season.
May 16 - 8:05 PM

Louis Oosthuizen submitted a 2-under-par 35-33=68 for his opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

If it feels like it's been a while since the South African has gone this low, your spidey sense is spot on. Oosthuizen hadn't gone this deep on the PGA TOUR since a final-round 67 at the WGC-HSBC Champions in early November. A sore back has thwarted consistency. He hit 11 greens in regulation and picked off five birdies, three of which from outside 12 feet. The gem of the bunch measured 27'11" at the par-4 12th hole. He signed his card sitting just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
May 15 - 2:36 PM

Louis Oosthuizen turns his attention to TPC Sawgrass for his fourth appearance at THE PLAYERS.

Oosthuizen will look to continue a trend that has yielded an improvement each year at TPC Sawgrass, his best coming last year with a T19 finish. On paper he is not a great fit being long off the tee and a poor scrambler, but the game is not played on paper. He's been dormant on the PGA TOUR since the Masters but has stayed active with a runner-up finish in the Maybank Malaysian Open and a withdrawal at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters.
May 7 - 11:33 AM