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Louis Oosthuizen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170

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Louis Oosthuizen steadied a 1-under-par 35-36=71 during round two of the 82nd Masters Tournament, keeping his name in the mix with a two-day tally of 2-under 142.
The South African racked up six birdies in round one but also swallowed five bogeys. He calmed down a bit today, but ended with the same result of a 1-under 71, keeping his hopes of signing four under-par scorecards alive. After splitting just six fairways in R1, he only striped seven fairways today. He's made the most of his opportunities but he's also put himself in plenty of tough situations on the greens. For the week, he has now three-putted on six occasions. Oosthuizen is in good position through 36 holes but he will need to tidy up the putting if he wants to truly contend down the stretch. Apr 6 - 5:06 PM

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25-seed Louis Oosthuizen bested two-time past champion and 8-seed Jason Day 2 UP in Round 3 on Friday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and then defeated 42-seed Jason Dufner in extra time to win Group 8.

Dufner beat 56-seed James Hahn 3-and-2 to improve to 2-1-0 and earn some bonus golf. It didn't last long, as Oosthuizen won with an up-and-down par on the first playoff hole, knocking in the clincher from 12'1". The South African (2-1-0) moves on to the Knockout Rounds and will square off with Group 9 winner and 58-seed Ian Poulter. Oosthuizen, a runner-up here in 2016 (to Day), was in a see-saw battle with the Aussie, never achieving a 2 UP advantage until a concession on the final hole. He actually never trailed until going 1 DOWN at the par-4 13th but leveled the match with a par win on 15 and went 1 UP with birdie-2 at 17, his fifth birdie of the day.
Mar 23 - 7:40 PM

2016 runner-up Louis Oosthuizen returns to Austin Country Club for the World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play.

The South African has made only one WGC stroke play top ten since back in 2012 and yet in that period his match play record, previously poor, has transformed. He made the last eight in 2014 and 2015 then scooted to the final when the event first moved to this week's venue, being bested by Jason Day. That means he owns an 8-2 record on the course and will be confident this week although he will need to move through the gears after an early season that has been stuck in third (at best). Indeed, six starts have earned a top effort of T16 in the Valspar Championship and he carded 76-74 to miss the cut last week at the Palmer Invite. Playing in Group 8 he faces Jason Dufner on day one, followed by Jason Day and James Hahn.
Mar 20 - 6:11 AM

World No. 30 Louis Oosthuizen fashioned a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in the second round of the Valspar Championship for a 36-hole total of 2-under 140, up 18 spots on the live leaderboard to T10, two short of a quintet of clubhouse leaders and five back of the leader on the course Corey Conners.

This is the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, resident's sixth Valspar with two prior top 25s among two cashes, including a T7 on last visit in 2016 (72-70-70-70). He striped 10 (of 13) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, losing 0.999 strokes around-the-green but gaining 1.521 off-the-tee and 2.352 approaching-the-green. The 35-year-old squared a lone bogey-4 at 17, outpaced by three circles at 5, 13 and 14, all from inside of eight feet. He posted 1.786 putts per GIR and 0.170 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. The South African opened with even-par 71 (one birdie, one bogey).
Mar 9 - 4:57 PM

Overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen slowed his pace in round two of the WGC-Mexico Championship, settling for an even-par 35-36=71 to reach the halfway mark at 7-under 135, good for a spot inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

The South African was sleeping on his first 18-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR and couldn't find the same magic in round two. Most notable was the putting regression. After gaining 3.718 strokes putting in R1, he was on the far end of the spectrum today, losing 1.484 strokes with the flat stick as he walked off the course. That includes five missed birdie chances from inside 13 feet. Oosthuizen also found water at the 6th and needed a 14'8" putt to drop just to save bogey. The South African is still well positioned inside the top 10 and will now look to rebound over the weekend.
Mar 2 - 5:25 PM

Louis Oosthuizen breezed through Club de Golf Chapultepec during round one of the WGC-Mexico Championship, firing a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-32=64 to grab sole possession of the clubhouse lead with play winding down on Thursday.

The South African split nine (of 14) fairways on his way toward 15 greens in regulation. That GIR number was bettered by just two golfers on day one, good for +1.963 strokes gained approaching-the-green. It was his work with the flat stick that made all the difference, though. On the day, he sank seven putts from outside seven feet. That included a 16'1" birdie splash at the par-4 fifth hole. The highlight of his round, though, came at the par-5 15th where he stiffed his 230-yard approach to 4'7" and rolled it in for an eagle. Making his 137th career PGA TOUR start, this will surprisingly go in the books as his first career first-round lead/co-lead.
Mar 1 - 6:06 PM

World No. 29 Louis Oosthuizen patched together a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the third round of The Honda Classic, dipping one spot to solo 8th on 2-under 208, four adrift of 54-hole clubhouse leader Justin Thomas.

The Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, resident landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 0.196 strokes tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 6 (tee ball in the water), slightly outpaced by two birdies at 10 and 15, both from between 16 and 22 feet. The 35-year-old recorded 1.833 putts per GIR and 2.121 SG: Putting with 28 total putts.
Feb 24 - 5:45 PM

Local resident Louis Oosthuizen settled for a 2-under-par 37-35=72 during the second round of The Honda Classic, giving him a two-day tally of 1-under 139, still good for a seat inside the top 10.

Oosthuizen finished with a fury on day one but couldn't build on that momentum today. He missed a pair of scoring chances from inside 10 feet on his opening four holes, swallowed a pair of bogeys before the turn, before finally circling a birdie at the par-4 12th. It was converted from 22'2" while his second birdie came two holes later from just 2'2", a day full of "2s". While a round of 2-over 72 doesn't sound great on paper, the current field average is 73.42 meaning Oosthuizen still beat the field by more than one stroke today. After his opening round he said this, "When I'm here, I play almost every day, so it feels the same thing. It's just a few more people walking with and watching you." That local knowledge could pay off over the weekend, making him an appealing option for DFS Weekend Slates.
Feb 23 - 1:00 PM

Louis Oosthuizen kicked off his PGA TOUR season with a 3-under-par 31-36=67 during round one of The Honda Classic, taking a seat just one back of early co-leaders Alex Noren and Webb Simpson.

The South African started on the back nine and really eased into his round. He traded two bogeys with six bogeys before a 6'6" birdie dropped at the par-5 18th. His flat stick came up clutch on several occasions to save mid-range pars, keeping the momentum rolling. Toward the end of the round, his short game started to shine. He holed out from the fringe at the par-3 seventh and then walked off the course with a bunker hole-out for birdie at the par-4 ninth hole. Oosthuizen has a bad history with WDs at this event but he should stay in the mix as long as he pegs it for three more rounds.
Feb 22 - 5:57 PM

Louis Oosthuizen will make his PGA TOUR season debut at this week's Honda Classic.

The South African headed back to his home after last season, posting a pair of top 10s in Africa before bruising his fingers at the airport, forcing him to back out of the Joburg Open in early December. He's yet to find his form since returning, posting a T49 at the Singapore Open and a missed cut at the Dubai Desert Classic. While he appears to be out of the woods with the bruised fingers, gamers should tread lightly. This event has been a hotbed for WDs from Oosthuizen. He withdrew during his final round in the 2011 and 2012 editions (citing illnesses) and also withdrew prior to the start of the event in 2014 and 2015 (back/2014; neck/2015). On the bright side, Oosthuizen completed all four rounds at PGA National last year and that resulted in a T21 finish.
Feb 19 - 4:20 PM

Louis Oosthuizen was forced to pull out of the Joburg Open after an unusual injury sustained at the airport following last week's AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

The Sunshine Tour tweeted a photo of two bruised fingers and added: "BREAKING: @Louis57TM pulls out @JoburgOpen_ due to freak injury. Fingers caught in an airport trolley and is unable to grip a golf club. Get well soon, Louis. We'll miss you @RandparkGolf!" There was no word on the likely recuperation period, but with no mention of a bone break it is unlikely to be long.
Source: Twitter
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 04:56:00 AM

Louis Oosthuizen nipped Patrick Reed 1 UP in Sunday singles at the Presidents Cup, improving his record for the week to 2-2-1 and leading the International with 2.5 points.

Country man Branden Grace was next best for the visitors with 2.0 points and a 1-2-2 record. Reed suffered his first loss and concluded with a 3-1-1 record and 3.5 points, tied for second-most for Team USA (Dustin Johnson, 4.5 points). Reed took a 1 UP lead with birdie-4 at hole 2 but Oosthuizen squared the match with a par win at 5. Reed went back to 1 UP with a par win at 7 but the South African leveled the match at 10 with his first birdie of the day (from 2'5"). Oosthuizen went 1 UP with a par win at 11 but Reed won the 12th win his second birdie of the match (2'10"). Reed took a 1 UP lead at 15 with birdie-3 (24'4") but lost 17 and 18, with Oosthuizen finishing birdie-birdie, including a walk-off winner from 11'9".
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:22:00 PM

World No. 20 Louis Oosthuizen pieced together a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of THE NORTHERN TRUST for a four-day total of 4-under 276, up six spots to T11 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Oosthuizen finished T10 and is projected to bump nine places to 26th in the FedExCup standings.

The 34-year-old, who arrived off a season-tying-best T2 at the PGA, was making his fourth appearance. He posts a third top 25, second straight, a possibly a second top 10, joining T5 on debut in 2012 (Bethpage Black). After opening in 67-72-68, the South African began T17 on 3-under, one short of the overnight top 10. He mustered eight (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, gaining 1.079 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.358 approaching-the-green. Oosthuizen circled six at holes 2, 3, 8, 11, 13 and 15 (from 21'11"), taking some luster off with three bogey-5s at 5, 7 (3-putt from 32'7") and 16, and double bogey-5 at 6 (tee ball in the water). He posted 1.600 putts per GIR and 1.929 SG: Putting, needing 27 total putts.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Smooth-singin' Louis Oosthuizen pieced together a 3-under-par 35-32=67 during round one of THE NORTHERN TRUST, positioning himself inside the top 10 on the early leaderboard as play winds down on opening day.

The South African arrived one week removed from a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship. After the event, he took to Twitter to celebrate his career (runner-up) grand slam by lip-syncing Rise Up, which generated more than 18,000 re-tweets. The South African put away his microphone and got back to business today, pelting 16 greens in regulation, which was good for +3.246 strokes gained approaching-the-green (at the time he signed his card). Oosthuizen would sprinkle five putts from outside seven feet, while failing to convert three birdie attempts from the 5-to-13 foot range. Overall, a strong opening effort for the South African who arrived in the 35th spot of the FedExCup standings.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 05:54:00 PM

World No 27 Louis Oosthuizen tacked on a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the 99th PGA Championship for a four-day tally of 6-under 278, up two spots into a season-tying-best T2, two shy of champion Justin Thomas, who shot 68. UPDATE: Oosthuizen was the only player with four rounds of par or better (70-67-71-70).

The 34-year-old was chasing his second major title in his 37th major appearance but settles for his fourth runner-up, one in each of the four major tournaments. It's his fourth top 25 in nine PGA's and first top 10, brushing aside T15 in 2014 (Valhalla). The South African posts his eighth top 25 of the season in 15 starts and third top 10, all three doubling as top 3s, and matching a T2 at THE PLAYERS. After opening in 70-67-71, he began T4, two shy of 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, Oosty found 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.825 strokes around-the-green. He squared three bogey-5s at holes 1, 11 and 16 (3-putt from 90'1"), offset by a pitch-in eagle-3 at 15 from 34 yards away and birdies at 7 and a walk-off birdie-3 from 52'11". Oosty posted 1.846 putts per GIR and 0.046 SG: Putting, taking 31 total putts.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 07:54:00 PM