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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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Overnight tri-leader Louis Oosthuizen submitted a 3-under-par 34-35=69 for his final round of The 144th Open Championship to post 15-under 273 and join Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman in a four-hole aggregate playoff for the title.
The unflappable South African picked off five birdies to help ease the sting of a pair of bogeys during his stroll around St. Andrews today. He hit 16 greens in regulation and totaled 32 putts. His position in the playoff wasn't assured until he knocked in a short-range try for birdie at the par-4 18th. For the week, Oosthuizen collected 22 birdies and squared seven bogeys. He's attempting to repeat what Tiger Woods did in 2000 and 2005 by winning consecutive editions of the season's third major on The Old Course. UPDATE: He scored even-par 16 in the four-hole aggregate playoff, falling one short of champion Zach Johnson. Oosthuizen had a good look to force sudden death on the green at the par-4 18th, but his try never threatened. Jul 20 - 2:26 PM

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Louis Oosthuizen added a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's third round of The 144th Open Championship and posted 12-under 204, good for a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

The 2010 champ at St. Andrews has silenced the doubters this week. Despite a recent neck injury and erratic form, he's managing just fine at the home of golf again. Today's round feature seven birdies against two bogeys. He toteld 17 greens in regulation and 31 putts. Oosthuizen's marvelous swing gets most of the attention, but he's sneaky long off the tee. It's proven to be a factor for success time and again on this golf course, not only evidenced by his title here but also by John Daly (1995) and Tiger Woods (2000, 2005), who used length to their advantage on the large targets tee to green.
Jul 19 - 1:33 PM

Louis Oosthuizen submitted a 2-under-par 34-36=70 for his second round of The Open Championship to touch 7-under 137 at the halfway point, three shots off the 36-hole lead.

If one of the guys delayed twice by wind in the second round are going to win this tournament, he is going to own a wealth of experience and success into which to tap in the future. Perhaps it's Oosthuizen, who last won at St. Andrews in 2010. He eased the sting of two bogeys, including a 6 at the 14th hole, with four birdies. The greens are massive at the home of golf, but to find 16 in the conditions in which he played the second round is still impressive.
Jul 18 - 3:10 PM

The second round of The 144th Open Championship was suspended for three hours and 14 minutes on Friday due to inclement weather.

Just 14 minutes into the round, play was halted at 6:46 a.m. local time. Heavy rain flooded St. Andrews. It wasn't unexpected but delays are never predictable. Group 3 didn't begin until 10:08 a.m., so the final of the 52 threesomes isn't scheduled to tee off until 7:27 p.m. Sunset is at 9:48 p.m., so the second round will not conclude today. The 2010 champ, Louis Oosthuizen, is slated to go out at 6:10 p.m.
Jul 17 - 7:11 AM

Back at St. Andrews since he hoisted the Claret Jug in 2010, Louis Oosthuizen opened the 144th edition of The Open Championship with a 5-under-par 33-34=67.

Oosthuizen quickly dispelled concern about a health-related setback, for one day, anyway. He landed 14 greens in regulation and converted six birdies against one bogey, and then signed his card sitting two strokes off the clubhouse lead. The South African opened with a 65 en route to his romp here, so we'll learn tomorrow if he's found himself in the proper side of the draw once again.
Jul 16 - 10:44 AM

Louis Oosthuizen returns to the scene of his only major win when he tees it up in this week's Open Championship.

The South African blew away the field by seven shots five years ago to make a mockery of his previous record in the event which showed three missed cuts. He's since gone on to finish runner-up in both The Masters and U.S. Open, his T2 in the latter coming at Chambers Bay last month after he'd opened with a 77. He had Tiger Woods for company for the first two rounds there and has again been paired with the two-time St. Andrews winner in Scotland this week. Oosthuizen, Woods and Aussie Jason Day tee off at 14:56 on Thursday. One slight concern for gamers is that the 32-year-old has gone MC-T73 since Chambers Bay but if a reminder was needed about how much Oosthuizen loves St. Andrews, check out the results from the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. They reveal that he shot a third-round 62 at at the Old Course before closing with a 68 to take T6.
Jul 15 - 9:28 AM

Louis Oosthuizen rallied to a 3-under-par 38-29=67 in the final round of the 115th U.S. Open to post 4-under 276, good for joint runner-up with Dustin Johnson, one shot behind the champion Jordan Spieth.

Oosthuizen entered the week 83rd in the FedExCup standings. His last three starts show T69-MC-WD. But, he also owns four top 10s in 11 starts. After opening in 7-over 77, the South African closed in a phenomenal 66-66-67. Looking to become the fourth South African to win the U.S. Open, Oosty began championship Sunday at 1-under (T5) and three off the pace. He squared three bogeys in a birdie-less outward half and was still 3-over for the round thru 11 holes. Then, history happened. The 32-year-old, winner of the 2010 Open Championship, birdied six of his final seven holes, tying the lowest nine-hole score in U.S. Open history. Oosthuizen will best his T9-finish at the 2011 U.S. Open and push aside his season-best T5 at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play as well.
Jun 21 - 10:20 PM

Louis Oosthuizen authored a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in today's third round of the 115th U.S. Open and posts 1-under 209, good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Oosthuizen continued his sparkling turnaround from a first-round 77 with his second consecutive 66. The South African began the day at 3-over (T35) and smoothed in a 16-footer for birdie at the first, his longest conversion on the day. His tee shot at the par-3 third smothered the pin, coming to rest three feet away, for his second birdie. After a momentum-saving 11-footer for par at the fifth, he added another par breaker from 4' at the par-4 sixth. He missed birdie putts from inside seven feet at Nos. 8 and 9, to turn in 3-under 32. Yet another miss for birdie from 8' at the 10th may have worn on him as he squared his lone bogey at the par-4 11th. Oosthuizen added his fifth, and final birdie from 15 feet at the par-4 13th, finishing off his round with five consecutive pars. With play still in progress, the 32-year-old is currently T7, up 28 places on the leaderboard.
Jun 20 - 7:14 PM

After a 7-over-par 77 in his opening round of the U.S. Open, Louis Oosthuizen recovered with a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in today's second round to climb well inside the cut line at 3-over 143.

The South African entered the tournament as a question mark due to a recent neck injury, but he barely performed better than playing partners Tiger Woods (80) and Rickie Fowler (81) on Thursday. Oosthuizen then began today's loop of Chambers Bay with bogeys at the par-4 10th and 11th holes to steepen a potential climb, but he converted. He played the remainder in 6-under with an eagle (at the par-5 first hole) and five birdies against just one bogey. His intra-round comeback is even more impressive given that he landed only nine greens in regulation. Oosthuizen is eight strokes off the pace of Jordan Spieth's 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jun 19 - 9:45 PM

Louis Oosthuizen settled for a 7-over-par 39-38=77 in today's opening round of the U.S. Open.

Back in play following a neck injury, the South African was grouped with Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods, neither of whom broke 80. It was the epitome of ugly. For his disappointment, Oosthuizen wiped away two birdies with five bogeys and two doubles, including a 7 at the eighth hole. Overall, he hit 11 greens and still required 35 putts.
Jun 18 - 10:57 PM

Louis Oosthuizen is scheduled to return to competition at next week's U.S. Open.

Out since calling it quits before his final round at Colonial with a neck injury, Oosthuizen is diving back into the fire at Chambers Bay. Not only is it for a major, but he's been grouped with Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods. The trio is slated to go off the first tee at 2:28 p.m. PT on Thursday. The South African was making noise until hitting the skids at THE PLAYERS won by Fowler. Oosthuizen followed at T69 at TPC Sawgrass with a missed cut at Quail Hollow and the abbreviated stay in Fort Worth.
Jun 12 - 8:55 PM

Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship due to his neck injury. NOTE: Tommy Gainey, Kyle Stanley, Cameron Beckman, Dicky Pride and Lee Janzen have also withdrawn as alternates.

Not that you were on board after last week's WD, anyway, but at least he's given a guy another an opportunity to play. Oosthuizen is 72nd in the FedExCup standings in 11 starts. Frankly, that's more than he projected entering the 2015 portion of the schedule. Remain patient. But you already knew that.
May 27 - 2:10 PM

At even-par 210 (71-68-71), Louis Oosthuizen withdrew prior to today's final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial due to a neck injury.

This is always the fear with gamers regarding Oosthuizen as he has had a history of reoccurring back and/or neck injuries that have forced withdrawals from tournaments. Some come in the form of mid-tournament WDs, as was the case today. This is his seventh in 91 PGA TOUR starts. Others, where he was in the published field but didn't start, as was the case earlier this year at The Honda Classic. Still others, where he withdraws his commitment to play the event, the latest example coming at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic back in January. If he's able, we'll see him again at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
May 24 - 11:47 AM

Louis Oosthuizen mustered a 1-up victory over Rickie Fowler in the round of 16 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship and will face Jim Furyk in the quarterfinals.

Oosthuizen raced to a 3-up lead thru seven, lost the lead entirely seven holes later, and emphatically ended the match with eagle at the par-5 finisher. The 32-year-old South African was in firm control as he stood over a six-foot birdie putt on the par-4 eighth (already 3-up) but needing his putt to drop to halve the hole, and he missed. He had another glorious opportunity at the par-3 ninth, sticking his tee shot to four feet, and again, he missed. Although he did move the lead to 3-up with a birdie-3 on No. 10, the short misses on the two previous holes had given Fowler life and the 26-year-old American grasped the momentum with a birdie on 11 to trim his deficit to 2-down. Oosthuizen's lone bogey on 13 would drop his lead to 1-up and Fowler capitalized again on the momentum shift with a birdie-3 on 14 to get back to all square. Each exchanged pars on 15-17 before Fowler's errant tee shot on 18 led to bogey for the final margin.
May 2 - 6:08 PM

With his win in 19 holes over Bubba Watson in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship, Louis Oosthuizen has advanced to the round of 16.

Both went 2-0 to set the stage for the loser-goes-home tilt today, so it's poetic that they needed an extra hole to determine the winner. Oosthuizen emerged with a birdie-4 at the first hole the second time through to earn the berth. He had held the lead for six holes bridging the turn but Watson connected three birdies to steal it at the par-4 14th. Oosthuizen's birdie-3 at 16 squared. Both parred 17 and 18 to force sudden death.
May 1 - 8:22 PM