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Louis Oosthuizen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170

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Prior to the start of the week, Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from this week's Travelers Championship.
The South African hit a bit of a mid-season slump with back-to-back missed cuts at the Wells Fargo Championship and THE PLAYERS. He's responded with finishes of T5, T13, and T16 since then. That last one came at Shinnecock Hills last week so there is no reason to expect any injury here. These pre-tournament change of hearts happen all the time, but gamers should make sure they remove him from all weekly lineups. Jun 18 - 3:41 PM

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World No. 36 Louis Oosthuizen backed up with a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational, dipping one place into a three-way T5 on 10-under 270, 10 short of overnight leader and champion Justin Rose, who shot 64.

This was the 35-year-old's fifth visit, second top 25 and first top 10, brushing aside a T19 on debut in 2012. He improves to 7-for-10 on the season with six top 25s and three top 10s, joining a T9 at the Match Play and solo 3rd at Zurich teamed with Charl Schwartzel. After kicking off with 67-71-64, the South African began T4, six back. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he mustered five (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, gaining 2.059 strokes approaching-the-green. The Palm Beach Gardens resident circled five birdies at holes 1, 4, 5, 12 and 18, outflanking bogey-5 at 15 and double bogey-6 at 9 (3-putt from 37'0"). He posted -0.856 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts. For the week, Oosthuizen totaled 19 birdies versus five bogeys and two doubles.
May 27 - 7:57 PM

World No. 36 Louis Oosthuizen tossed up a 6-under-par 33-31=64 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a three-day total of 8-under 202, up 30 places to T4 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With R3 completed, Oosthuizen is T4, six back of leader Justin Rose, and will play out of the third-to-last twosome in R4 with Jon Rahm.

After opening with 67-71, the South African improves to 4-for-5 at Colonial CC with one prior top 25, a T19 on debut in 2012 (71-67-68-73). This is his best tour of the par-70 layout by three shots and ties a season low shot in R1 at the WGC-Mexico. The 35-year-old, who arrived off back-to-back missed cuts after a solo 3rd at Zurich teamed with Charl Schwartzel, carded seven birdies against one bogey on 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation. Six of his par breakers dropped from inside of four feet, including two near hole-outs at 8 and 15, tapping those in from 2 inches and 5 inches, respectively. He posted 1.462 putts per GIR and 0.894 SG: Putting with 25 total putts.
May 26 - 5:00 PM

In alternate-shot action at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, World No. 30 Louis Oosthuizen and World No. 65 Charl Schwartzel twirled a bogey-free, 4-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round to wrap on 20-under 268, up five spots to solo 3rd, two in arrears of champions Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy, who shot 67.

After kicking off with 66-72-62, the South Africans began T8 on 16-under, four adrift of leaders Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown. Playing out of the fourth-to-last group, they opened with nine straight pars before going on a four-birdie run at 10-13, ending with five consecutive pars. Oosthuizen banged in three straight at 10-12, including two in the 15-17 foot range, and also set up a kick-in for Schwartzel at 13, stiffing his approach from 79 yards out to 13 inches. This was Oosthuizen's second visit in the team format after pairing with Branden Grace last year for a T24. Schwartzel, a late replacement for Grace (who just had a baby boy), was making making his tourney debut.
May 1 - 11:07 AM

Louis Oosthuizen steadied a 1-under-par 35-36=71 during round two of the 82nd Masters Tournament, keeping his name in the mix with a two-day tally of 2-under 142.

The South African racked up six birdies in round one but also swallowed five bogeys. He calmed down a bit today, but ended with the same result of a 1-under 71, keeping his hopes of signing four under-par scorecards alive. After splitting just six fairways in R1, he only striped seven fairways today. He's made the most of his opportunities but he's also put himself in plenty of tough situations on the greens. For the week, he has now three-putted on six occasions. Oosthuizen is in good position through 36 holes but he will need to tidy up the putting if he wants to truly contend down the stretch.
Apr 6 - 5:06 PM

25-seed Louis Oosthuizen bested two-time past champion and 8-seed Jason Day 2 UP in Round 3 on Friday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and then defeated 42-seed Jason Dufner in extra time to win Group 8.

Dufner beat 56-seed James Hahn 3-and-2 to improve to 2-1-0 and earn some bonus golf. It didn't last long, as Oosthuizen won with an up-and-down par on the first playoff hole, knocking in the clincher from 12'1". The South African (2-1-0) moves on to the Knockout Rounds and will square off with Group 9 winner and 58-seed Ian Poulter. Oosthuizen, a runner-up here in 2016 (to Day), was in a see-saw battle with the Aussie, never achieving a 2 UP advantage until a concession on the final hole. He actually never trailed until going 1 DOWN at the par-4 13th but leveled the match with a par win on 15 and went 1 UP with birdie-2 at 17, his fifth birdie of the day.
Mar 23 - 7:40 PM

2016 runner-up Louis Oosthuizen returns to Austin Country Club for the World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play.

The South African has made only one WGC stroke play top ten since back in 2012 and yet in that period his match play record, previously poor, has transformed. He made the last eight in 2014 and 2015 then scooted to the final when the event first moved to this week's venue, being bested by Jason Day. That means he owns an 8-2 record on the course and will be confident this week although he will need to move through the gears after an early season that has been stuck in third (at best). Indeed, six starts have earned a top effort of T16 in the Valspar Championship and he carded 76-74 to miss the cut last week at the Palmer Invite. Playing in Group 8 he faces Jason Dufner on day one, followed by Jason Day and James Hahn.
Source: PGATour.com
Mar 20 - 6:11 AM

World No. 30 Louis Oosthuizen fashioned a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in the second round of the Valspar Championship for a 36-hole total of 2-under 140, up 18 spots on the live leaderboard to T10, two short of a quintet of clubhouse leaders and five back of the leader on the course Corey Conners.

This is the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, resident's sixth Valspar with two prior top 25s among two cashes, including a T7 on last visit in 2016 (72-70-70-70). He striped 10 (of 13) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, losing 0.999 strokes around-the-green but gaining 1.521 off-the-tee and 2.352 approaching-the-green. The 35-year-old squared a lone bogey-4 at 17, outpaced by three circles at 5, 13 and 14, all from inside of eight feet. He posted 1.786 putts per GIR and 0.170 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. The South African opened with even-par 71 (one birdie, one bogey).
Mar 9 - 4:57 PM

Overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen slowed his pace in round two of the WGC-Mexico Championship, settling for an even-par 35-36=71 to reach the halfway mark at 7-under 135, good for a spot inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

The South African was sleeping on his first 18-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR and couldn't find the same magic in round two. Most notable was the putting regression. After gaining 3.718 strokes putting in R1, he was on the far end of the spectrum today, losing 1.484 strokes with the flat stick as he walked off the course. That includes five missed birdie chances from inside 13 feet. Oosthuizen also found water at the 6th and needed a 14'8" putt to drop just to save bogey. The South African is still well positioned inside the top 10 and will now look to rebound over the weekend.
Mar 2 - 5:25 PM

Louis Oosthuizen breezed through Club de Golf Chapultepec during round one of the WGC-Mexico Championship, firing a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-32=64 to grab sole possession of the clubhouse lead with play winding down on Thursday.

The South African split nine (of 14) fairways on his way toward 15 greens in regulation. That GIR number was bettered by just two golfers on day one, good for +1.963 strokes gained approaching-the-green. It was his work with the flat stick that made all the difference, though. On the day, he sank seven putts from outside seven feet. That included a 16'1" birdie splash at the par-4 fifth hole. The highlight of his round, though, came at the par-5 15th where he stiffed his 230-yard approach to 4'7" and rolled it in for an eagle. Making his 137th career PGA TOUR start, this will surprisingly go in the books as his first career first-round lead/co-lead.
Mar 1 - 6:06 PM

World No. 29 Louis Oosthuizen patched together a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the third round of The Honda Classic, dipping one spot to solo 8th on 2-under 208, four adrift of 54-hole clubhouse leader Justin Thomas.

The Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, resident landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 0.196 strokes tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 6 (tee ball in the water), slightly outpaced by two birdies at 10 and 15, both from between 16 and 22 feet. The 35-year-old recorded 1.833 putts per GIR and 2.121 SG: Putting with 28 total putts.
Feb 24 - 5:45 PM

Local resident Louis Oosthuizen settled for a 2-under-par 37-35=72 during the second round of The Honda Classic, giving him a two-day tally of 1-under 139, still good for a seat inside the top 10.

Oosthuizen finished with a fury on day one but couldn't build on that momentum today. He missed a pair of scoring chances from inside 10 feet on his opening four holes, swallowed a pair of bogeys before the turn, before finally circling a birdie at the par-4 12th. It was converted from 22'2" while his second birdie came two holes later from just 2'2", a day full of "2s". While a round of 2-over 72 doesn't sound great on paper, the current field average is 73.42 meaning Oosthuizen still beat the field by more than one stroke today. After his opening round he said this, "When I'm here, I play almost every day, so it feels the same thing. It's just a few more people walking with and watching you." That local knowledge could pay off over the weekend, making him an appealing option for DFS Weekend Slates.
Feb 23 - 1:00 PM

Louis Oosthuizen kicked off his PGA TOUR season with a 3-under-par 31-36=67 during round one of The Honda Classic, taking a seat just one back of early co-leaders Alex Noren and Webb Simpson.

The South African started on the back nine and really eased into his round. He traded two bogeys with six bogeys before a 6'6" birdie dropped at the par-5 18th. His flat stick came up clutch on several occasions to save mid-range pars, keeping the momentum rolling. Toward the end of the round, his short game started to shine. He holed out from the fringe at the par-3 seventh and then walked off the course with a bunker hole-out for birdie at the par-4 ninth hole. Oosthuizen has a bad history with WDs at this event but he should stay in the mix as long as he pegs it for three more rounds.
Feb 22 - 5:57 PM

Louis Oosthuizen will make his PGA TOUR season debut at this week's Honda Classic.

The South African headed back to his home after last season, posting a pair of top 10s in Africa before bruising his fingers at the airport, forcing him to back out of the Joburg Open in early December. He's yet to find his form since returning, posting a T49 at the Singapore Open and a missed cut at the Dubai Desert Classic. While he appears to be out of the woods with the bruised fingers, gamers should tread lightly. This event has been a hotbed for WDs from Oosthuizen. He withdrew during his final round in the 2011 and 2012 editions (citing illnesses) and also withdrew prior to the start of the event in 2014 and 2015 (back/2014; neck/2015). On the bright side, Oosthuizen completed all four rounds at PGA National last year and that resulted in a T21 finish.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 19 - 4:20 PM

Louis Oosthuizen was forced to pull out of the Joburg Open after an unusual injury sustained at the airport following last week's AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

The Sunshine Tour tweeted a photo of two bruised fingers and added: "BREAKING: @Louis57TM pulls out @JoburgOpen_ due to freak injury. Fingers caught in an airport trolley and is unable to grip a golf club. Get well soon, Louis. We'll miss you @RandparkGolf!" There was no word on the likely recuperation period, but with no mention of a bone break it is unlikely to be long.
Source: Twitter
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 04:56:00 AM