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Louis Oosthuizen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 18 Louis Oosthuizen spun a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to reach 5-under 205, up 24 spots to T14 with play still in progress.
This is the South African's fifth appearance with just one previous cash, a T11 in 2014 (68-68-64-74). He checked in off joint runner-up at last week's PLAYERS where he was a second-round co-leader. After opening in 69-70, the 34-year-old began on 1-under (T38), a distant 11 in arrears of 36-hole leader Jason Kokrak. He found 11 (of 14) fairways but just 10 greens in regulation, losing 0.942 strokes approaching-the-green. Oosthuizen circled four birdies at 12 (from 24'3"), 15, 18 and 8, posting 1.600 putts per GIR. He also dropped four par-savers from between five and 17 feet, including a 16-footer at the par-4 ninth (his last), posting 2.990 in SG: Putting. May 20 - 4:03 PM

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Playing out of the penultimate twosome, second-round co-leader and World No. 33 Louis Oosthuizen patched together a 1-over-par 38-35=73 in the final round of THE PLAYERS to wrap on 7-under 281, up one spot into a two-way T2, three adrift of champion Si Woo Kim, who shot 69.

This was the Florida resident's seventh consecutive appearance and first top 10, supplanting a previous-best T19 in 2013. Chasing his second TOUR title in his 127th career start, first since the 2010 Open Championship 111 starts ago, he settles for his sixth runner-up finish. It's the South African's fifth top 25 of the season in 10 events and second top 10, eclipsing solo 3rd at the Phoenix Open. After kicking off in 69-66, he co-led at the midpoint, but played the weekend in twin-73s. Oosthuizen began the finale in solo 3rd, two back of 54-hole co-leaders J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley, and landed nine (of 14) fairways and just 10 greens in regulation, losing 1.629 strokes approaching-the-green. He circled birdie-4s at 2 and 16 and double-circled the par-5 11th from 34'5", but outpaced them with bogeys at 9, 13 and 14 and double bogey-6 at 4.
May 14 - 8:17 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 33 Louis Oosthuizen backed up with a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in the third round of THE PLAYERS, dropping two places to solo 3rd on 8-under 208, one in arrears of 54-hole co-leaders J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley.

After opening in 69-66, the 33-year-old co-led with Stanley, two clear of Holmes. Playing out of the final twosome, he found eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining just 0.451 strokes tee-to-green and 0.586 on-the-green. The Palm Beach, Florida, resident circled three birdie-4s at 9, 11, and 16, each from inside of nine feet, outbalanced by four bogeys at 1, 5, 10 and 13, all failed scrambles. He did knock in an 11'11" par-saver at the par-4 last to keep a spot in the penultimate twosome on Sunday. The South African's lone PGA TOUR title in 126 career starts is the 2010 Open Championship at St. Andrews (Old Course), where he was the 54-hole leader by four and won by seven, closing in 1-under 71.
May 13 - 8:44 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 33 Louis Oosthuizen spun a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the second round of THE PLAYERS to reach the midpoint on 9-under 135, up six places to T1, matching the low round of the week with Kyle Stanley, who he shares the 36-hole lead with.

The 34-year-old landed eight (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 4.465 strokes approaching-the-green and 7.194 SG: Total. He carded six birdies at holes 11, 13, 17, 1, 5 and 9, posting 1.625 putts per GIR, 2.515 SG: Putting and 28 putts total. The South African's split featured four from inside of 10 feet, adding a 21-footer for birdie-3 at 5 and a 19-footer for a walk-off 4 at the par-5 ninth. This is his first lead/co-lead after any round since R3 of the 2015 Open Championship and first 36-hole lead/co-lead since the 2010 Open, which he went on to win for his lone TOUR title in 126 career starts.
May 12 - 6:23 PM

Louis Oosthuizen steadied a 3-under-par 36-33=69 during the opening round of THE PLAYERS, throwing his name into the mix early on Thursday.

The South African was slow out of the gates today, giving himself just one birdie look from inside 25 feet on the outward nine, but his short game kept the round glued together. He swallowed just one bogey on the front nine despite the poor ball-striking. After the turn, he picked up the pace, rattling off a three-hole birdie train which started with a 4'3" birdie at the par-4 14th and caboosed with a seven-footer at the 16th. Oosthuizen found just 10 greens in regulation today, so he must be ecstatic to walk away with a 3-under 69 on his scorecard. Entering the week he boasted a 3-for-6 record here with the highlight being a T19 in 2013.
May 11 - 12:53 PM

Prior to the start of the event, Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from the field at this week's Wells Fargo Championship, with no injury cited at the time of WD.

The South African paired with Branden Grace to post a T24 at last week's Zurich Classic. He was an early commit to this week's field but has now decided to sit it out. For much of his career, Ooshtuizen has dealt with an assortment of injuries that have forced him to withdraw during events with 8 career mid-tournament WDs to his name, but none since the 2015 TOUR Championship, a 26-event stretch. There is no indication of an injury this week, but gamers no longer have to worry about that since he's pulled his name from the field.
May 2 - 10:44 AM

Louis Oosthuizen, the 2012 runner-up, will play in his ninth Masters at Augusta National Golf Club this week.

The South African has one major but he could have three. Oosthuizen was a runaway winner of the 2010 Open Championship and since then he's lost playoffs at the Masters five years ago and, again, on his return to St. Andrews in 2015. Having managed a first and a second at the Home of Golf, he'll now hope to do the same on more hallowed ground but this time at Augusta. Oosthuizen missed his first three cuts at the Masters and also failed to make the weekend in 2013. It's been a different story in recent years and he's posted 25-19-15 in the last three. He's also in the record books having recorded an albatross in the 2012 event and a hole-in-one at 16 last year. He arrives after T17 at the WGC-Dell Match Play and T28 at Bay Hill while earlier this season he took third place in Phoenix. He tees off at 9:06 Thursday alongside Canadian Adam Hadwin and American Zach Johnson, the man who beat him in the Open playoff at St. Andrews two years ago.
Apr 5 - 1:22 PM

Last year’s World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play runner-up Louis Oosthuizen got his 2017 campaign off to a superb start with a confident 4-and-3 defeat of Ross Fisher in round one at Austin Country Club.

The South African had little difficulty negotiating the challenge of the 2009 semi-finalist and was never down in the match. A par at the 3rd was enough to gain a 1-up lead before Fisher made up for his mistake with birdie at the 5th. Oosthuizen then painted red at 6 (two putts from 18’0"), 8 (11’6") and 11 (3’8") to go 3-up before Fisher handed him another hole with a bogey-6 at the 13th. From there on they traded pars until Fisher had run out of holes. Oosthuizen is now 16-7 in this tournament and will turn his attention to Jim Furyk in the second series of matches with Fisher needing to claim a point from Hideki Matsuyama to maintain any interest in making the knockout stages.
Mar 22 - 3:55 PM

Louis Oosthuizen will be looking to maintain his upward curve of performance improvement in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play when he tees it up at Austin Country Club this week.

The South African has had little joy playing singles matches in the Presidents Cup and Volvo World Match Play, but in this championship he boasts an excellent 15-7 record, a log book that pottered along for four appearances before consecutive quarter-finals in 2014 and 2015 were topped by a losing final bid last year. The Pete Dye track in Austin seemed a good fit as Oosthuizen defeated golfers of the standard of Andy Sullivan, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rafa Cabrera-Bello before Jason Day downed him in the final (the second time the Australian has eliminated him in the last three years). He had a warm-up of sorts when fifth in the World Super 6 Perth, the European Tour’s multi-format event which ended with a final day of six hole match play. He was also T3 in the WM Phoenix Open and more recently T28 in last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. He’s been drawn in first round Group 4, alongside Hideki Matsuyama, Ross Fisher and Jim Furyk.
Mar 21 - 6:45 AM

Louis Oosthuizen pieced together a 2-under-par 37-33=70 during the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, giving him an early spot inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

The South African is making his third appearance at Bay Hill Club and Lodge, first since a T9 in 2015. He's picked up right where he left off, trading five birdies with three bogeys on day one. Despite a 24'2" birdie bomb at the par-4 11th, Oosthuizen actually lost strokes to the field putting. That was in large part due to a missed 3'4" birdie attempt at the par-5 sixth. The 34-year-old will need to find his flat stick if he wants to remain in contention throughout the week.
Mar 16 - 5:26 PM

Pre-tournament favorite Louis Oosthuizen had to settle for fifth spot in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth at Lake Karrinyup after his hopes were ended at the third Shootout Hole of his quarter-final match against local man Adam Bland.

With Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen and Peter Uihelin failing to make the top 24 who qualified for Sunday's six-hole match play contests, Oosthuizen was undoubtedly the star attraction today. After finishing T2 in the 54-hole stroke play portion, Oosthuizen secured a bye into the last 16 where he was pegged back at the final hole by Johannes Veerman before sinking the American at the third Shootout Hole. He went 1-up early against Bland in the last eight but lost the fifth hole and this time was on the wrong end of it when playing the Shootout Hole for a third time. Former Open champion Oosthuizen, who won the 2016 Perth International at this course 12 months ago, did at least keep his focus to win the 5/6 playoff against Steven Jeffress to complete a pretty decent week.
Feb 19 - 5:41 AM

Louis Oosthuizen eagled No. 13 on the way to a bogey-free 5-under-par 35-32=67 in round three of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, finishing the stroke play section at Lake Karrinyup in T2 and securing a top eight seeding for Sunday's match play finale.

At 12-under 204, the South African ended five shots behind Brett Rumford but the goal today was to finish in the top eight and he did that thanks to a hot back nine. Oosthuizen, who won the Perth International on this course 12 months ago, could only pick off one birdie (No. 6) on the front nine but accelerated after the turn. He ticked 10, holed his second shot for eagle at the par-4 13th and added another circle at 15. He'll go into Sunday's six-hole head-to-heads having made just a single bogey all week. Although the format is likely to level the playing field, he will remain favorite to lift the trophy. Of the 24 players left in, only Oosthuizen (25th) and Hideto Tanihara (58th) are in the top 125 of the world rankings.
Feb 18 - 4:56 AM

Pre-tourney betting favorite Louis Oosthuizen upped his challenge at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth with a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in Friday's second round, good enough for a rise of 15 spots up the live leaderboard to T9.

This isn't yet the fireworks of 12 months ago when the South African posted a 64 in round two to sit third at halfway before going on to take victory. But at 7-under 137, six behind leader Brett Rumford, Oosthuizen is positioning himself nicely for a crack at Sunday's match play section. To reach it, he has to be in the top 24 after three rounds while a top eight finish will give him a bye into the second round of six-hole head-to-heads. The former Open champion made smooth progress through the field today by ticking 1, 7 and 9 on his front nine and then adding further circles at 14 and 15. A bogey at 16 is the only shot he's dropped so far over the first two days.
Feb 17 - 4:24 AM

Louis Oosthuizen heads back to Lake Karrinyup in Perth, Australia, not to defend the title he won there 12 months ago, but to take on the inaugural ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

A year ago the South African chalked up a first round 70 before scorching the course with laps of 64 and 67 which opened up a 3-shot 54-hole lead in the Perth International; a fourth round 71 was enough to close out the win. This year the sponsors have put their weight behind a new concept, one that is causing all sorts of reactions. What we do know is that, in addition to great course form, Oosthuizen is on fire recently. He ranked second for Greens in Regulation when finishing T2 in the Waste Management Phoenix Open two weeks ago. One of the few world class players in the field so his progress to Sunday ought to be straightfoward, thereafter it is anyone's guess what happens in the six-hole match play.
Feb 13 - 10:14 AM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 29 Louis Oosthuizen painted a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to throw 16-under 268 on the board, up 10 places to T3, one shy of 72-hole clubhouse leader Webb Simpson, who shot 64. UPDATE: Oosthuizen finished in solo 3rd, one shot out of a 2-man playoff involving Webb Simpson and defending champ Hideki Matusyama.

The 34-year-old was making his third start of the season and this is his first finish inside the top 40. After kicking off in 68-67-68, he began the final round on 10-under (T12), six back of 54-hole leader Byeong Hun An. The South African, blemish-free over his final 36 holes, striped 11 (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, posting 1.688 putts per GIR and 2.634 SG: Putting. For the week, he carded one eagle and 17 birdies, six in R4, against one bogey and one double.
Feb 5 - 5:06 PM