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Louis Oosthuizen |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170
College: South Africa

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Louis Oosthuizen registered a 3-under-par 34-35=69 for his second round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and posted 7-under 137 at the break.
He's seven shots off Kevin Kisner's 36-hole pace, but Oosthuizen should be tighter than that. After touching 5-under with seven birdies outbalancing two bogeys, the South African lost his approach into the water fronting the green at the par-5 18th. He'd settled for a 7. The understated news here is that he's in the 60s in both rounds and without known complications from any kind of injury. Any gamer who has ever owned Oosthuizen understands that value. Nov 6 - 2:48 AM

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Louis Oosthuizen connected from 11'5" for eagle at the par-5 18th hole to win the hole and halve his singles match with Patrick Reed.

The duo led off Sunday's dozen matches. Reed held leads on three different occasions, including rising to 2 up through 11, but Oosthuizen kept battling despite never owning a lead himself. In fact, Reed was both longer (by two yards) off the tee at the last and shorter to the hole with his approach (9'4"), but the South African found the target. It elicited roars from the host crowd. After the handshake, the teams find themselves tied at 10. Oosthuizen submits a glowing 4-0-1 record for the week. Reed went 1-2-1; both losses were to Oosthuizen and Branden Grace in foursomes.
Oct 11 - 12:24 AM

Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace led off the scoring in Saturday's foursomes at the Presidents Cup with a 3-and-2 victory over Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed.

The first match of the session was also the first to conclude at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea on Saturday morning. The point drew the Internationals even at 5½ on the scoreboard. En route to their third straight team win, the South Africans set the early tone with a six-footer for birdie at the par-4 first hole. They doubled the gap when Oosthuizen rolled in a birdie from 10-and-a-half feet at the par-5 third. Fowler's conversions for birdie at the par-3 fifth and for par at the par-3 eighth evened the match, but once again, Oosthuizen connected for birdie and the win at the par-4 ninth, this time from inside six feet. The Americans answered with a birdie-3 to go all square after 10, but International birdies at 11, 14 and 15 -- all for wins -- were too much for the visitors, who failed to find a par breaker on the last six holes played.
Oct 9 - 10:46 PM

Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace recorded a 3-and-2 win over Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed in Thursday foursomes at the Presidents Cup.

It's the first point for the host team in South Korea and halves the overall deficit to 2-1. Both teams sat on a 1-up lead for exactly one hole going out, and then Louis Oosthuizen drilled home a birdie from just inside 21 feet at the par-4 ninth to swing the lead back to his side. The Americans failed to find a point thereafter and conceded the par-4 11th and lost the par-4 12th with bogey. The pairing of South Africans made sense, but Charl Schwartzel was a notable omission due to illness. Oosthuizen is no stranger to taking time off to heal from something, but he fulfilled his rhetoric from earlier this week regarding moving past concern over a muscle strain in his right knee.
Oct 8 - 1:49 AM

Louis Oosthuizen is all systems go for this week's Presidents Cup in South Korea.

Even in 2015, it's funny how inaccurate news of an injury is collected on site. First, we were concerned about Oosthuizen's hamstring when he was driven off East Lake during the opening round of the TOUR Championship on Sept. 24. It was then reclassified as an unspecified muscle strain. On Monday,'s Rex Hoggard cited that the location of the muscle strain was in the golfer's right knee, but he's fine now. "It should be good," Oosthuizen said. "I’ve had a lot of therapy and stuff on it. I don’t really know where it came from but it’s fine. It went away very quickly." International captain Nick Price is convinced. He's sending Oosthuizen out with fellow countryman Branden Grace in the second foursomes match on Thursday. They'll face the American duo of Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed.
Oct 7 - 2:43 AM

Louis Oosthuizen withdrew from the TOUR Championship during his opening round due to a hamstring injury.

Well, this is a new one. Normally, Oosthuizen is bothered by a sore neck or back. He walked off after his approach into the par-4 14th hole came to rest in the rough behind the green. He was 5-over-par through 13 holes with one birdie, four bogeys and a double. It's his eighth mid-tournament WD in 100 PGA TOUR starts and second this season. It puts his participation in the Presidents Cup in two weeks in some doubt. Shortly after Oosthuizen withdrew,'s Rex Hoggard wrote the following on Twitter: "Louis Oosthuizen WDs from Tour Championship with muscle strain. Said it should not impact his status for the Presidents Cup."
Sep 24 - 2:28 PM

Louis Oosthuizen returns to the TOUR Championship for the first time since 2012 and enters the week 29th in the FedExCup standings.

Oosthuizen remains a tough fantasy riddle to crack. On the one hand, he boasts a pair of runner-up finishes in two majors this year (U.S. Open, The Open Championship), and a pair of top-six showings at two WGC events (Cadillac Championship, Dell Match Play). On the other hand, he WD'd prior to the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational (neck), his seventh career mid-tournament WD in just 91 PGA TOUR starts. Additionally, he was in the published field a few other times this year and WD prior to starting, most recently at The Barclays (back). Top 20-finishes however, at the Deutsche Bank (T12) and last week's BMW (T19), but he wasn't in contention in either. The 32-year-old has one previous start in the Playoffs finale, T23 in 2012 on rounds of 70-71-69-77.
Sep 22 - 9:11 AM

Louis Oosthuizen kicked off moving day with a 3-under-par 34-34=68 to reach 8-under 205 for the week.

The South African circled six birdies on a day when the field struggled with windy and tough pin placements. He used all aspects of his game today as he walked off the 18th green with 2.251 strokes gained:tee-to-green but also gaining strokes over the field with the flat stick. Most notable was a 25'8" birdie-roll on the par-3 sixth hole. Oosthuizen is currently projected at 30th in the FedExCup standings, and will need to keep the pedal to the metal if he wants to book a ticket to Atlanta.
Sep 19 - 3:52 PM

Louis Oosthuizen spun a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to reach the three-quarter pole at 6-under 207, six back of a trio of on-course leaders.

Oosthuizen finished solo second in his only other DB Championship appearance in 2012 where he led by three entering the final frame, eventually losing by one to Rory McIlroy after concluding in even-par 71. At the 2012 edition, he carded an 8-under 63 in the third round, and he'll need something similar on championship Monday at TPC Boston to contend this year. The South African began the day at 2-under (T27) and 10 adrift after opening in 73-67. He overshadowed a lone bogey at the par-3 16th with five birdies at Nos. 1, 2, 11, 17 and 18, highlighted by a 37-footer at the par-3 11th and a 20-footer at the par-4 opener. Oosthuizen entered the week 38th in the FedExCup standings primarily on the strength of two runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open and The Open Championship. He also posted top-six finishes in two of the four WGC events.
Sep 6 - 4:55 PM

Louis Oosthuizen settled for a 2-over-par 34-39=73 in today's opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

A back injury thwarted a go at last week's Barclays after which he tumbled 10 spots to 38th in the FedExCup standings, and he opened with a birdie from 25'5" at the par-4 10th hole today at TPC Boston, but the South African would total only five (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation. The imprecision yielded four bogeys and a double. He managed to add three birdies, including a walk-off 3 from 10'7" at No. 9, but the damage had already been done. At least he felt healthy to give it a go.
Sep 4 - 7:04 PM

Louis Oosthuizen is included in the published field of next week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

He elected not to give The Barclays a go due to a sore back. At 28th in the FedExCup standings, the South African was able to afford the break. Assuming he's able to give it a go at TPC Boston where the tournament is scheduled to begin on Friday, Sept. 4, Oosthuizen will be returning to the site of a solo second in 2012 in what was his only previous trip. With some solid play this summer and that success in tow, monitor his pre-tournament rhetoric as any indication that he's not 100 percent would put a damper on what might be a valuable investment in the second leg of the Playoffs.
Aug 28 - 9:01 PM

Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from this week's Barclays due to a back injury.

Gamers know all this all too well, but at least he didn't tee off on Thursday morning and walk off. After all, there are no alternates in the FedExCup Playoffs, so it wouldn't have mattered to anyone. Oosthuizen last competed at the PGA Championship where he placed T30. It was his first finish outside the top 20 in a major since the 2014 Open Championship (T36). He's 28th in the FedExCup standings, so he'll advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship, which is scheduled to begin on Friday, Sept. 7. Whether he plays is another matter.
Aug 24 - 12:44 PM

Louis Oosthuizen gets a second chance at Whistling Straits during this week's PGA Championship.

The South African posted a second-round 3-over 75 here in 2010 to miss the cut, on the number. You can hardly blame him, as he was still on cloud nine from his runaway victory at St. Andrews just a month earlier. Oosthuizen is starting to establish a reputation as a big-game hunter, evidenced by top 25s in seven of his last nine major championship appearances. Gamers can invest this week with confidence.
Aug 11 - 8:49 AM

Overnight tri-leader Louis Oosthuizen submitted a 3-under-par 34-35=69 for his final round of The 144th Open Championship to post 15-under 273 and join Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman in a four-hole aggregate playoff for the title.

The unflappable South African picked off five birdies to help ease the sting of a pair of bogeys during his stroll around St. Andrews today. He hit 16 greens in regulation and totaled 32 putts. His position in the playoff wasn't assured until he knocked in a short-range try for birdie at the par-4 18th. For the week, Oosthuizen collected 22 birdies and squared seven bogeys. He's attempting to repeat what Tiger Woods did in 2000 and 2005 by winning consecutive editions of the season's third major on The Old Course. UPDATE: He scored even-par 16 in the four-hole aggregate playoff, falling one short of champion Zach Johnson. Oosthuizen had a good look to force sudden death on the green at the par-4 18th, but his try never threatened.
Jul 20 - 2:26 PM

Louis Oosthuizen added a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's third round of The 144th Open Championship and posted 12-under 204, good for a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

The 2010 champ at St. Andrews has silenced the doubters this week. Despite a recent neck injury and erratic form, he's managing just fine at the home of golf again. Today's round feature seven birdies against two bogeys. He toteld 17 greens in regulation and 31 putts. Oosthuizen's marvelous swing gets most of the attention, but he's sneaky long off the tee. It's proven to be a factor for success time and again on this golf course, not only evidenced by his title here but also by John Daly (1995) and Tiger Woods (2000, 2005), who used length to their advantage on the large targets tee to green.
Jul 19 - 1:33 PM