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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 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

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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

Louis Oosthuizen authored a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in today's third round of the Masters to post 4-under 212, two strokes off the pace of the 54-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

The South African hit 12 greens in regulation and circled five birdies at Augusta National today, three of which on par 5s. He also swallowed four bogeys, including two on his last three holes. He's easily remembered best for the albatross at the par-5 second hole in the finale of the 2012 edition, but gamers of today will happily accept a top 10 this week. He's had two in four starts in 2015 and sat T12 when he signed his card this afternoon.
Apr 11 - 6:04 PM

Louis Oosthuizen reached the halfway point of the Masters in 3-under-par 72-69=141.

With Jordan Spieth currently running away with the tournament, citing how the rest of the field is faring can be construed as silly. Of course, all golfers matters in our world, so it's refreshing to see the South African rebound after a disappointing missed cut in Houston where he shot bogey-free 70 in the second round. In today's stroll around Augusta National Golf Club, Oosthuizen totaled 11 greens in regulation and rolled in five birdies, including a mid-range conversion at the par-4 fifth. He connected bogeys on his inward nine, but bogey-free scores are far and few between in most majors.
Apr 10 - 2:01 PM

Louis Oosthuizen turned in a bogey-free, 2-under-par 34-36=70 in today's second round of the Shell Houston Open, but missed the cut on the number.

While Oosthuizen carded a 71 in the opener, the greater crime was that he converted on only two of 15 scoring opportunities today. Both were on par 5s. His nearest look for another par breaker measured just five feet at the par-4 10th hole. It's a harsh disappointment given that he had cracked the top 10 in two of his last three starts, but the silver lining is that he seems to be healthy entering the Masters. Other notables that failed to survive today's cut include: 141--Robert Streb; Bill Haas; Jason Kokrak; Danny Lee; Jamie Donaldson ... 142--Lee Westwood; Joost Luiten ... 143--Steven Bowditch; Scott Stallings; Ángel Cabrera; Anirban Lahiri ... 144--2013 champ D.A. Points; Will MacKenzie; Martin Kaymer; Danny Willett ... 145--Nick Taylor; Zac Blair ... 146--Carlos Ortiz ... 148--Darren Clarke ... 149--2000 champ Robert Allenby ... 150--Mikko Ilonen.
Apr 3 - 8:44 PM

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

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