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Louis Oosthuizen

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

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Louis Oosthuizen turns his attention to Albany in The Bahamas for his debut at this week's Hero World Challenge.
The South African arrives with a T46 (of 60) in his most recent start, the DP World Tour Championship. That was his third straight tournament that was a limited-field, no-cut event. It will be more of the same this week as the unofficial Hero World Challenge is just 18 golfers competing for a piece of the chunky $3.5 Million purse. Oosthuizen has struggled a bit recently with upside, as he's found just two top 10s over his last 17 starts. Prior to that, he opened 2016 with top 10s in four of his first 7 events. Oosthuizen remains a high risk, high reward option in all fantasy formats. Nov 30 - 11:55 AM
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Louis Oosthuizen enjoyed another good day on the Earth Course, compiling a 3-under-par 34-35=69 to end the first round of the DP World Tour Championship three shots behind leader Lee Westwood.

The South African has finished in the top six on the last two occasions he's opened his bid at this event with a round in the 60s and he's in position to do that again following a six-birdie, two-bogey lap that left him T7 with 54 holes to play. Oosthuizen, who was T9 at last week's Nedbank Golf Challenge, opened his account with birdies at 1 and 2 before handing a shot back at 4. He advanced to 3-under with circles on the par 5s at 7 and 14 and, after a dropped shot at 16, completed his set of birdies on the long holes with another at 18. The former Open champion started the 60-man season closer ranked 8th on the Race to Dubai.
Nov 17 - 7:35 AM

Louis Oosthuizen faltered on the last two greens as he carded a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge; he lies solo second on 8-under 208, three behind the leader Jeunghun Wang heading into the final lap.

On a course that features wildlife, the experienced South African had hunted down the leader with a stunning spell of seven holes to start his back nine, only for it to all go wrong right at the close. After making one red number and one blue on the front nine, he had turned for home three back of Wang, but birdies at 10 and 13 crept him closer and he went for the kill with a 6'0" par breaker at 15 and a tap-in birdie at the par-three 16th; suddenly he was tied for the lead. But Wang made birdie at 18 whilst Oosthuizen three-putted both 17 and 18 to wipe out all the hard work. However, with the big prize on offer the leader's youth means the home favorite is not out of the reckoning by any stretch.
Nov 12 - 8:20 AM

Louis Oosthuizen cruised to a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in round two of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in his native South Africa, good enough for the clubhouse lead on 6-under 138.

The local man could only post even par in Thursday's opener after mixing four birdies with four bogeys but kept the errors off his card today. Oosthuizen picked off early birdies at 4 and 6 before connecting three straight around the turn (9, 10 and 11). He moved to within a shot of the lead with another circle at 17 and got up and down from sand at 18 to preserve a clean card. On the live leaderboard he's T2, a shot behind Fabrizio Zanotti, who still have five holes to complete after play was suspended earlier due to a lightning threat. Former Open champion Oosthuizen came into the event ranked 7th on the Race to Dubai.
Nov 11 - 10:04 AM

Louis Oosthuizen backed up with an even-par 34-37=71 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to finish off his third appearance on 9-under 275, down one spot to T8.

The 33-year-old began the final frame in a four-way T7 on 9-under, six back of 54-hole leader Paul Casey. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, he circled two birdies and an eagle-3 on 14 greens in regulation, but gave it all back with four bogeys, two of which came on a birdie-less inward half. For the week, the South African totaled one eagle and 18 birdies against nine bogeys and a double. It's his third top 10 in 16 starts (10th top 25), first since runner-up at the Dell Match Play back in March.
Sep 5 - 2:08 PM

Louis Oosthuizen painted a week-tying-low bogey-free 7-under-par 32-32=64 on Moving Day Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 9-under 204, good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Oosthuizen is in a four-way T7, six adrift of leader Paul Casey.

The world No. 17 is making his third appearance with a best of solo second on debut in 2012. In that edition, he was the 54-hole leader by three (66-65-63), but a closing 71 opened the door for Rory McIlroy, who shot 67 and won by one. That third-round 63 remains a career low for the South African in 346 career laps. This week, he began in 71-69 (T54), one inside the cut line. The 33-year-old circled seven birdies, five conventional, each from inside of 11 feet, adding two from around the green surface, including a 27-footer from the fringe at the fourth that capped a four-birdie train. Oosty gained 3.906 strokes tee-to-green and 3.059 with the flat stick en route to a season low in his 16th start (previously 65/R2 U.S. Open).
Sep 4 - 1:09 PM

Louis Oosthuizen finished in a share of fifth place during the 2012 Barclays held at Bethpage State Park and returns this week for another crack at the Black Course.

The South African posted rounds of 70-71-68-70 to reach 5-under 279 on the week. He ranked fifth in the field in strokes gained tee-to-green that week, as well. That was his first competitive look at Bethpage Black, as he made his U.S. Open debut in 2010, a year after the Black Course last hosted. More recently, Oosthuizen ranks 56th in the FedExCup race, posting top 25s in four of his last five starts. The 33-year-old may fly under the radar this week, making him a great contrarian option in all formats.
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Aug 23 - 1:17 PM

Louis Oosthuizen twirled a 2-under-par 34-34=68 during the opening round of the 98th PGA Championship, positioning himself three strokes off the early lead set by Jimmy Walker.

The South African found just five (of 14) fairways in round one but recovered nicely to land 15 greens in regulation. Oosthuizen swallowed a pair of early bogeys at Nos. 1 and 3, but rebounded nicely with a 31-footer for birdie at the par-4 sixth and a near-ace at the par-3 ninth. At that ninth hole, his 199-yard tee ball landed just three inches from the cup for a tap-in birdie. It would have been his third hole-in-one in a major this season (No. 16 at the Masters and No. 14 at The Open). The 33-year-old has finished top 30 in each of his last three trips to the PGA Championship, and he's off to another good start this week in Springfield, New Jersey.
Jul 28 - 7:15 PM

Past champ and World No. 14 Louis Oosthuizen cratered to a 12-over-par 38-45=83 in today's second round of the 145th Open Championship and at 12-over 154, missed the cut by eight strokes.

A total of 81 pros made the cut on 4-over 146 but unlike a regular PGA TOUR event, there is no 54-hole cut. Oosthuizen, the 2010 champion and playoff loser last year, both at St. Andrews, began his 10th appearance with an even-par 71 but went off the rails in a birdie-less second round, squaring five bogeys, one double, and a quintuple bogey-9 at the 11th. The South African's lone par breaker for 36 holes was an ace on the 178-yard, par-3 14th in R1. Back in April, he aced No. 16 at Augusta National, hence becoming the first player in 30 years to make an ace at two different majors in the same year. Joining the 33-year-old with early exits include: 147- two-time champ Ernie Els ... 148- past Troon champs Todd Hamilton, Justin Leonard and Mark Calcavecchia; David Lingmerth ... 149- Shane Lowry ... 150- Hideki Matsuyama ... 151- Paul Casey ... 153- Matthew Fitzpatrick ... 155- Danny Lee ... 158- Scott Piercy.
Jul 15 - 4:36 PM

Louis Oosthuizen painted a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in the two-day second round of the U.S. Open to post even-par 140, currently T12 on the leaderboard and tying the low round of the week with Daniel Summerhays/R2.

This is the South African's seventh appearance with a best of T2 last year after rounds of 77-66-66-67. Due to a trio of weather delays on Thursday, he didn't get his week underway until Friday. Similar to last year, he kicked off with an over-par round, posting a 75 on a lone birdie against four bogeys and a double bogey-6. The 33-year-old went off No. 10 tee in his second frame and bogeyed the 10th before connecting three straight circles on 12-14. He squared bogey-5 at 17 to turn 1-under and bogeyed the par-4 first before ripping off four straight birdies on 3-6, the latter a six-footer when play was suspended for the day. Oosthuizen returned on Saturday to card two pars and circled the ninth from 27 feet for a walk-off 3 and his eighth birdie of the round.
Jun 18 - 8:21 AM

Louis Oosthuizen brings a strong major championship track record into the 116th U.S. Open Championship, held this week at Oakmont Country Club.

The South African has posted top 30s in each of the last six majors, including a pair of runner-up finishes (2015 U.S. Open and 2015 Open Championship). Other than his strong background in majors, he's also recorded top 30s in 4-of-8 stroke-play starts this year, in addition to a runner-up at the WGC-Dell Match Play. More recently, he's missed back-to-back cuts, putting his form in question ahead of this week's battle with Oakmont CC. Known as one of the hardest tracks in the country, it's not a place you want to take on when your game is not tidy. His current form makes him an iffy investment, but his long-term cachet makes him a legitimate sleeper this week.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 14 - 9:28 PM

Louis Oosthuizen missed the cut last week but looks to bounce back as he preps for this week's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

The South African opened with a 3-over 73 at TPC Four Seasons before rebounding with a 3-under 67 on day two. It was too little, too late as he fell two shy of the cut line. It was his second missed cut of the season, in eight starts. Now he heads to Colonial Country Club for a fourth appearance at the event, owning a T19, T38, and WD on his resume. The mid-tournament WD came last year when he withdrew before the final round due to a neck injury. He was even-par at the time, which would have put him at T58 had he shot an even-par final round. Oosthuizen also withdrew prior to the start of the 2013 edition, so his track record with staying in the field is not great here in Fort Worth, Texas. If he can manage to play four rounds this week, he possesses the skills to contend on this tight layout that requires great approach play.
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May 25 - 5:40 PM

Louis Oosthuizen is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for this week's PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass.

This is Oosthuizen's sixth PLAYERS with a best of T19 in 2013. He's posted but five red numbers in 14 laps, four have come in R1. In five second rounds, the 33-year-old's scoring average on the par-72 layout is 74.60 with all five over-par. He's missed cuts in 2011, 2012 and 2014, and finished T69 last year (of 75) after rounds of 70-73-75-73. The South African has been idle since T15 at the Masters, his seventh worldwide top 20 in nine starts, highlighted by his 12th international win at Perth and runner-up at the WGC-Dell Match Play.
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May 11 - 6:09 PM

Louis Oosthuizen smoothed a 1-under-par 37-34=71 on day three of the 80th Masters to post 4-over 220, up 25 places on the live leaderboard to T22. UPDATE: With play completed, Oosthuizen will begin the final round at T16, seven back of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Playing his eighth Masters, Oosthuizen made his fourth weekend of action after opening in 72-77. He began Moving Day T47, one inside the cut line and in the third grouping of the day. The 33-year-old, a playoff loser here in 2012, opened with three pars before playing holes 4-8 in bogey-birdie-bogey-bogey-birdie to turn 1-over 37. He came home in 2-under 34, circling birdies at 14 and 17, and played his final 11 holes in blemish-free 3-under. Seven laps are in the books thus far in R3, and the South African's 71 is the only one in the red, bettering his partner Patrick Reed by four.
Apr 9 - 2:31 PM

16-seed Louis Oosthuizen brushed aside 52-seed Rafa Cabrera-Bello 4-and-3 in the semifinals of the WGC-Dell Match Play and advances to the championship match against the winner of the 2-seed Jason Day versus 3-seed Rory McIlroy contest. UPDATE: Oosthuizen will play Day in the championship match. UPDATE #2: Oosthuizen finished in second place after losing to Day 5-and-4 in the Finals match. Final record: 6-1-0 record.

Oosthuizen improves to 6-0-0 on the week and has yet to play the 18th hole. Spain's Cabrera-Bello, who trailed the entire match, was his latest victim. The South African circled only two birdies, but won holes 1 and 10 with them, and claimed holes 5, 7, 14 and 15 with pars. Cabrera-Bello won just two holes, 8 and 9 with pars, and suffered his first loss of the week, dropping to 4-1-1. He entered Sunday morning's match with 22 birdies over the first four days but recorded zero against Oosthuizen.
Mar 27 - 1:36 PM