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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 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

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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.
Source: USOpen.com
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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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

In a brilliantly played match in today’s second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship, Louis Oosthuizen defeated Miguel Angel Jiménez 2-up.

Oosthuizen scored bogey-free 7-under-par and still needed to play the 18th hole, which he birdied. The 51-year-old Spaniard was 4-under with five birdies and a bogey, but he didn’t own a lead at any time. Oosthuizen opened a 3-up lead by the fifth hole only to have Jiménez chip away and square it with a birdie-3 at the 16th hole. He gave it right back with a bogey-4 at 17. This eliminates Jiménez mathematically, but he’ll play Keegan Bradley (also 0-2) on Friday. Oosthuizen will go for a berth into the round of 16 in a third-round tilt against Bubba Watson (2-0).
Apr 30 - 5:32 PM

Bogey-free Louis Oosthuizen annihilated Keegan Bradley 6 and 5 in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Despite success in team competitions, time has proven that Bradley is not built for this format. He's now a mere 1-4 in the Match Play. But few would have had a chance against Oosthuizen today. Setting the tone right out of the gate, Bradley birdied the par-5 first and lost to the South African's eagle. Oosthuizen won holes with both of his other par breakers (birdies), but Bradley's self-inflicted damage was even worse as the American lost four holes with bogeys to Oosthuizen pars, including a 4 at the par-3 13th where the match ended, and not soon enough. Oosthuizen will carry his form into Thursday's second-round bout with Miguel Angel Jiménez. Once Bradley is done licking his wounds, he'll see if he can turn it around against Bubba Watson.
Apr 29 - 7:24 PM

Louis Oosthuizen conjured up a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of the RBC Heritage to post 12-under 272.

Oosthuizen started his final round T10 and six shots back of the 54-hole leader. It was a tale of what might have been circling eight birdies on the day but he also squared four bogeys. The 32-year-old South African went 0-3 in scrambles and added a three-putt bogey on the par-4 12th for good measure. For the round, he found the short grass off the tee just six times (of 14) and needed 29 putts. His birdie set was impressive however converting two bombs from outside 20 feet on the par-4 sixth and the par-3 17th. In all, he has to consider his debut at Harbour Town a success as he looks assured of a top-10 finish.
Apr 19 - 1:47 PM

Louis Oosthuizen spun a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in today's second round of the RBC Heritage to post 6-under 136 and sit two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The South African is just doing his thing at Harbour Town. He missed only three (of 14) fairways and four greens in regulation during today's trot. He swallowed three bogeys, including a three-putt from inside 14 feet at the par-5 15th hole, but Oosthuizen compensated with an eagle and five birdies. His eagle measured 12-and-a-half feet at the par-5 second, but his longest conversion rolled in for birdie from 19'7" at the par-4 18th. With every round like this, and there have been many this year, the 32-year-old is proving that he's the guy we know he is as long as he's healthy.
Apr 17 - 1:02 PM

Louis Oosthuizen authored a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in today's opening round of the RBC Heritage, and then signed his card sitting three shots off the overnight lead.

Oosthuizen is making his first appearance at Harbour Town. Suffice it to say that he likes it, he really likes it. He went 6-for-6 in scrambling but squared a three-jack bogey from just 19'4" at the par-4 sixth hole. The good news is that he surrounded it with three birdies, the longest measuring just 10'7" at the par-5 second. Oosthuizen's longest conversion disappeared for par from 16 feet at the par-5 fifth. He's been all or nothing in 2015 with three top 20s and two missed cuts in five starts. That kind of slate should give all gamers confidence the rest of the way at the RBC.
Apr 16 - 6:20 PM

Louis Oosthuizen rounded off a solid week at Augusta National with a fourth straight round of par or better.

The 2012 runner-up returned an even-par 36-36=72 to finish at 4-under 284. He ended the week as one of just nine players without an over-par lap although a slightly underwhelming Sunday dropped him seven spots to T19. Bogeys at the third and fourth hinted at a big fall down the leaderboard but he closed out his front nine with a pair of birdies. It was a similar story on the back as he responded to a double bogey-5 at the 12th with back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14. This is Oosthuizen's second best finish in his seven Masters starts and third top 25 at Augusta National in the last four years.
Apr 12 - 7:34 PM