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Louis Oosthuizen

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

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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

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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.
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.
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.
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

16-seed Louis Oosthuizen closed out 8-seed Dustin Johnson with a 2-and-1 win in the quarterfinals of the WGC-Dell Match Play to advance to the semifinals.

This is Oosthuizen's first foray into the Final Four in his seventh Dell Match Play and he'll face off against another first-time semifinalist in 52-seed Rafa Cabrera-Bello. He was 1 down to Johnson thru four holes, winning the third with birdie-3 from 10'9" but losing holes 2 and 4 to birdie-3s by the American. The South African remained 1 down at the break after the duo halved Nos. 5-9. He got back to all square with his third birdie of the match, rolling in a 25-footer for a 3 at the 10th and took his first lead winning the 11th with a par 3. They exchanged sloppy bogey-6s at the 12th before Oosthuizen won the 15th with birdie-3 from 37 inches and then closed out Johnson with a 21'3" bomb for birdie on the par-3 17th. Johnson had a birdie chance from 6'0" to extend the match but missed.
Mar 26 - 6:11 PM

In a battle of unbeaten Group winners, 16-seed Louis Oosthuizen eliminated top-seeded Jordan Spieth 4-and-2 in Round of 16 action at the WGC-Dell Match Play and will face eighth-seeded Dustin Johnson in the quarterfinals.

Oosthuizen was the Group 16 winner with a 3-0-0 record while Spieth breezed thru Group 1 with an identical record. Following today's win, the South African has now reached the quarters in three straight years (finished T5 in both). For World No. 1 Spieth, he reached the quarters in his 2014 debut (T5) but was eliminated in the Group Stage last year with a 2-1 record. In today's action, Oosthuizen never trailed, reaching the turn 2 up after winning holes 4, 7 and 9 with birdies while Spieth won the eighth with birdie-3. Spieth climbed back to 1 down with a 26-footer for 3 at the par-4 10th, but Oosthuizen took command with three straight wins on holes 11-13, the latter two with his fourth and fifth birdies of the match. Spieth won the 14th with birdie but Oosthuizen closed him out with an 8'2" birdie-4 at 16.
Mar 26 - 1:40 PM

16-seed Louis Oosthuizen wrapped up a 4-and-2 victory over Andy Sullivan and completed a perfect 3-0-0 record in Group 16 of the WGC-Dell Match Play in Texas.

The South African now advances to the knockout phase on Saturday morning and will play Jordan Spieth in the Round of 16. Oosthuizen was down early against 31-seed Sullivan after losing the second hole to a bogey. But a concession by the Englishman at the next made the match all square again before Oosthuizen won the par-4 5th with a par. Sullivan tied it up again by winning 10 but the 2010 Open champion took 12, 14 and 16 (8'7" birdie) to slam the door. It followed earlier 2-and-1 victories over Matt Jones on Wednesday and Bernd Wiesberger on Thursday. Oosthuizen made the last eight of this tournament in both 2014 and 2015 so is an opponent to be feared now the field has been whittled down from 64 to 16.
Mar 25 - 7:30 PM

Louis Oosthuizen scavenged a 2-and-1 victory over Bernd Wiesberger in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play to reach 2-0-0 on the week.

Oosthuizen took care of business against the Aussie, Matt Jones, on day one. It was more of the same today, as the South African led for 12 of the 18 holes. He drew first blood on the par-4 second hole when he drilled a 17-footer for birdie. Wiesberger got one back with a par at the par-3 fourth. The duo traded birdies at No. 6 and 7 to get back to all square. Two straight bogeys from Wiesberger opened the door and Oosthuizen walked right through. Oosthuizen will take on Andy Sullivan (2-0) to determine who advances out of Group 16.
Mar 24 - 5:36 PM

Louis Oosthuizen conjured up a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in today's final round of the Valspar Championship for a 72-hole tally of 2-under 282, up 11 places on the live leaderboard to T8.

Oosthuizen played his final eight holes as a solo after playing partner Danny Lee WD with a wrist injury. He began Sunday's play on 1-under (T19) after opening his fifth appearance in 72-70-70, seven adrift of 54-hole leader Bill Haas but just one off the overnight top 10. In his previous four visits, he had missed three straight cuts after a T20 in his tourney debut in 2012. The 33-year-old, making just his third start of the season and entering off a season-best T14 last week at Doral, striped eight (of 13) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, outpacing three bogeys with four birdies. His longest conversion of the day was from 20'4" at the par-4 ninth and his three retreats were two failed scrambles and a three-putt from 32'11" at the par-4 second. Oosthuizen is not in the published field at next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Mar 13 - 4:27 PM

Louis Oosthuizen crafted a 3-under-par 33-36=69 on day three of the WGC-Cadillac Championship for a 54-hole total of 3-under 213, up 15 spots on the live leaderboard to T14.

In his tourney debut, Oosthuizen won his eighth European Tour title in Perth, Australia, last week and then made the long trek to Trump National Doral for his 10th overall appearance with solo sixth/2015 his best. He shot a birdie-less 4-over 40 on his first nine in R1, but has played his last 27 holes in 7-under. The 33-year-old found just four (of 14) fairways on Saturday but hit 14 greens in regulation, circling birdies on Nos. 1, 7, 8 and 16 for 1.714 putts per GIR. Three were from inside of five feet with a long of 31'1" at the par-4 seventh. His lone retreat was a sloppy bogey-6 at the 12th.
Mar 5 - 3:52 PM

With a closing 1-under-par 35-36=71, Louis Oosthuizen scored a one-shot victory in the ISPS HANDA Perth International and secured his eighth European Tour title.

The South African, who was teeing it up in Australia for the first time, posted 16-under 272, a stroke clear of Alexander Levy (66). Jason Scriver (69) finished as top Aussie on -14 while it was a shot further back to American Peter Uihlein (71) and Frenchman Gregory Bourdy (66). Oosthuizen saw his three-shot overnight lead cut after a bogey at 2 but birdies at 7 and 8 got him back on track again. He added another at 12 and held firm on the back nine, a two-shot cushion allowing him to bogey the last. After hitting 17 greens in regulation on each of the first three days, the 2010 Open champ found another 16 today. His total of 67 for the week was just one short of the European Tour record held by Colin Montgomerie, Henrik Stenson and Chris Wood. After converting a 54-hole lead on the European Tour for the sixth time in nine attempts he said, "It's been two years since I had a win so this is massive for me. I'm playing Doral next week so hopefully I can take a lot out of this."
Feb 28 - 4:06 AM