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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 crafted a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to secure a top-10 finish at 12-under 276.
Technically, the South African is tied with Zach Johnson for the clubhouse lead, but it would take a miracle for that to factor into the ultimate decision. Oosthuizen circled four birdies and squared just one bogey on his final lap around Bay Hill. His 54'4" birdie at the par-4 11th was the obvious highlight. The good news for his fans and fantasy owners is that he has now cracked the top 10 in two of the last three weeks. Health is always a concern, and it appears for now that all systems are a go. Mar 22 - 4:54 PM

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Louis Oosthuizen reached the midpoint of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 7-under-par 69-68=137 and six swings adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The inconsistently healthy South African took solo sixth at Doral two weeks ago, and then missed the cut at Copperhead last week. He's such a risk on a week-to-week basis that he's at best a flier, but one that can yield high reward. Thus far at Bay Hill, he's circled an eagle in each round and a total of nine birdies. Today's conversions featured a hole-out for eagle from 22 yards away at the par-5 sixth. His longest of four birdies ran 16'4" at 15. Oosthuizen has also squared six bogeys, but he's split 21 (of 28) fairways and his 27 greens in regulation, so he's fulfilling his reputation as a surgeon.
Mar 20 - 12:57 PM

Louis Oosthuizen posted a 1-over-par 35-38=73 in his final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to end his week at 3-under 285.

That gives Oosthuizen a top-10 finish at Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course. He did his damage on the par 5s on the front nine, circling a birdie at the first and an eagle from 10'2" on the eighth hole. He would spread four bogeys through his round, failing to record a red figure on the back nine. Considering how often the South African has been injured this season, this is a nice performance as the major championships inch closer by the week.
Mar 8 - 6:35 PM

Louis Oosthuizen fired a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to join Bill Haas in the clubhouse lead at 4-under 212.

Finally healthy, the South African circled five birdies and an eagle to just two bogeys on his trot around Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course. As one would expect, the eagle on the par-4 16th from a greenside bunker was the highlight of his round. Notable birdies fell from 11'7" on the par-5 first, 39 feet on the par-4 seventh and 23'2" on the par-4 17th. His game was clicking on all cylinders, gained well over two strokes tee-to-green and with the flat stick. Oosthuizen will now sit back and see if the Blue Monster can wreak havoc on those remaining on the course.
Mar 7 - 3:47 PM

Louis Oosthuizen manufactured a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Well, whattaya know. He can still play. The South African is one of gamers' most frustrating owns in every format. Not today, though. He circled five birdies, three of which on par 5s, but his longest dropped from just inside 30 feet at the par-4 third. Oosthuizen also curled in a par save from 11'1" at the par-4 16th. This was his first live action of 2015. He's dealt with back issues for a while, but last week's early WD was due to neck spasms.
Mar 5 - 6:37 PM

Louis Oosthuizen withdrew prior to today's opening round of The Honda Classic due to neck spasms, according to Alex Miceli of

This was the fear, of course. He stepped out early from a commitment to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic a month ago due to his recurring back injury. The South African is exempt into next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, but shouldn't be relied upon in any format.
Feb 26 - 10:21 AM

Louis Oosthuizen is listed in the published field of next week's Honda Classic.

The South African hasn't played anywhere since the Alfred Dunhill Championship in mid-December; he finished a distant second to countryman Branden Grace. Instead, Oosthuizen has been battling his recurring back injury. It kept him out of the Dubai Desert Classic three weeks ago. His only PGA TOUR start this season resulted in a T14 at the WGC-HSBC Champions in November. So, despite the solid form with which he ended 2014, he's not advised at PGA National where he's 0-for-3 with two withdrawals, both times as a result of an illness either before or during the final round. The 32-year-old is currently 47th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He's already exempt into all of the majors and the WGC-Cadillac Championship in two weeks.
Feb 20 - 6:36 PM

Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, according to TeamISM on Twitter.

The tweet from his management company said, "@Louis57TM has been forced to withdraw from #ODDC with a back problem." Unfortunately, it doesn't come as a surprise to see the South African troubled by injury again. The 2010 Open champion has been plagued by a series of ailments over the last couple of seasons and took a two-month break last year before returning at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. His most recent start came in mid-December when he finished second at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.
Jan 29 - 5:42 AM

Louis Oosthuizen returns to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the first time since 2010 and will hope to continue the fine form he showed at the end of 2014.

After another season fighting injuries, Oosthuizen made just five starts from August onwards but banked top seven finishes in four of them. That run peaked with a second place in his closing event of the year, December's Alfred Dunhill Championship on his home South African soil. He returns to an Emirates course where he's enjoyed previous success, finishing third in 2008 after a closing 65 and seventh in 2009.
Jan 27 - 5:21 PM

Louis Oosthuizen battled his share of injuries in 2013-14, but appears to be peaking just in time for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.

The South African has four top-15 finishes in his last five starts, dating back to a T15 at the PGA Championship. Most recently, he tied for sixth in the DP World Tour Championship. He is also tied for fifth in the Nedbank Golf Challenge with just one round to play. For those testing their skills in a one-and-done format, consider holstering Oosthuizen until The Open Championship. He was the winner in 2010 the last time St. Andrews served as the host and he shot a 62 in the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October on the Old Course.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 08:35:00 PM

Louis Oosthuizen settled for an even-par 35-37=72 in his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

For the second straight round, he failed to find a birdie on holes 10-18 at Sheshan International. The good news is that he also copied his three-birdie effort from Friday. Two of today's par breakers dropped in on par 5s. For the round, he split six (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens, so he scored pretty much where expected. At 4-under 212, Oosthuizen is five swings adrift of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 02:48:00 AM

After opening the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with a 2-under-par 70, Louis Oosthuizen went ahead and tossed up another in today's second round.

The South African turned in respective nines of 36 and 34. He suffered only one bogey and sandwiched that with three birdies, all on his inward side. At 4-under 140, Oosthuizen is just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Gamers know better not to hold their breath, but he's quickly validating a T6 at the Dunhill Links a month ago. Even if you're ultra-conservative, consider that Oosthuizen is in the final year of his exempt for winning the 2010 Open Championship, so he's motivated to extend his status perhaps more than ever.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 02:10:00 AM

Louis Oosthuizen turned in a 2-under-par 37-33=70 for his opening round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, good for a share of the early clubhouse lead.

He and fellow clubhouse co-leader Lee Westwood won't be sleeping on the lead, but that the South African is even in the conversation is a welcome surprise. He withdrew early from last week's guaranteed payday in Malaysia and hadn't competed anywhere since the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship a month ago. Oostuizen opened par-bogey-bogey at Sheshan International today, but played out the string in bogey-free 4-under with four birdies. That includes three in a row beginning at the par-5 14th hole.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 12:50:00 AM

Louis Oosthuizen has been removed from the published field of this week's CIMB Classic.

This is a bit of a blow to early investors, especially in a no-cut field with only 78 golfers. Oosthuizen hasn't played since the Dunhill Links where he shared sixth place. He's in the final year of the exemption earned for winning the 2010 Open Championship. Look for him again at next week's WGC-HSBC Champions.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 11:39:00 AM

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).
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 06:44:00 PM