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Born: 1982-10-19, Mossel Bay, South Africa
Nationality: ZAF
Height: 5' 10, Weight: 180lbs
Home: Pinnacle Point, South Africa
Turned Pro: 2002
Joined PGA Tour: 2011
Official World Golf Ranking: 22
Notes: Oosthuizen secured his place in golf's history books with a victory at the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews. His seven-stroke victory placed him alongside South Africans Bobby Locke, Gary Player and Ernie Els as Open champions. It was his ninth appearance in a major championship and his success came only four months after his European Tour breakthrough, a victory at the Open de Andalucia de Golf. Born in the town of Mossel Bay, a small community about 34 miles east of Cap...

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Louis Oosthuizen

Oosthuizen secured his place in golf's history books with a victory at the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews. His seven-stroke victory placed him alongside South Africans Bobby Locke, Gary Player and Ernie Els as Open champions. It was his ninth appearance in a major championship and his success came only four months after his European Tour breakthrough, a victory at the Open de Andalucia de Golf. Born in the town of Mossel Bay, a small community about 34 miles east of Cape Town, Oosthuizen comes from a farming family. His father and brother were great tennis players, but he opted to play golf. He grew up alongside Charl Schwartzel and the two won the World Junior team championship in 2000. At age 17 in 1999, Oosthuizen got a big break when he was given one of the first memberships in the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation. Its purpose was to identify talented young South African players and give them the resources to improve in golf and provide educational and life-skills assistance. At this stage of his life, things were very expensive and he doubted his father would have been able to absorb the costs if he was not a part of the foundation. The financial concerns were eliminated, and Els attended some of the clinics, spending time with the boys and becoming a mentor for both. Oosthuizen turned professional in 2002 and played on the South African Tour, then joined the European Tour in 2004. He won for the first time in South Africa at the 2004 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour, then the 2007 Dimension Data and the Telkom PGA Championship. Oosthuizen didn't make substantial progress on the European Tour until 2009 when he had runner-up finishes at Abu Dhabi and the Qatar Masters. He reached the winner's circle in March 2010 when he captured the Open de Andalucia. That win, along with a runner-up finish the week before in Morocco, put him in the top-50 of the Official World Golf Ranking the closing week to reach the Masters. He was able to hold onto a spot in the top-50 to play at both the U.S. Open and British Open. Played in 2013, '15 and '17 Presidents Cup matches.
2011 Notes: In his first full season on the PGA Tour, he made 10 of 15 cuts with two top-10 finishes. Ranked 148th in the FedExCup standings.
2012 Notes: Narrowly missed winning his second major championship, falling in the Masters to Bubba Watson in a playoff. Finished 3rd at the Shell Houston Open, 4th at WGC-Bridgestone and 2nd at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Finished the year 7th in FedExCup standings and 15th on the money list. On the European Tour, he won twice, at the Africa Open and Maybank Malaysian Open. Finished 3rd in the Race to Dubai.
2013 Notes: Won on the European Tour at the Volvo Golf Champions. Had a nice showing at the Ballantine's Championship in April, with four under-par rounds to finish 5th, two shots out of the Brett Rumford, Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford playoff. His year was plagued with a lingering neck, back and hip injury that started around the Byron Nelson. Was forced to withdraw from the Nelson, U.S. Open and British Open before he took two months off in the summer. Around Thanksgiving, started taking injections in the joints of his vertebra, which appeared to cure him. Made his first International team at the Presidents Cup, and managed a 1-3-1 record in five matches.
2014 Notes: Started the year with a win at the Volvo Golf Champions and then took six weeks off. Returned to play at the Northern Trust, but the next week, his back pain resurfaced in his quarterfinal match at the WGC-Accenture Match Play. He finished T-5th, his best showing of the year on the PGA Tour. After 25th-place result at the Masters, flew to Malaysia and finished T-2nd at the Maybank Malaysian Open. Missed the cut at The Barclays to end his season 124th in the FedExCup standings and 101st on the money list. Finished the European Tour with a T-6th at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and the DP World Tour Championship Dubai and climbed to 17th place in the Race to Dubai.
2015 Notes: Played well early in South Africa, finishing T-7th at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and runner-up at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. This was the first time since 2010 that he did not win in South Africa in January. Played well on the Florida swing, finishing 6th at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and T-9th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. After finishing T-19th at the Masters, had two top-10s, at the RBC Heritage (T-7th) and WGC-Cadillac Match Play (T-5th). Finished T-2nd at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, marking his fourth top-10 finish in a major. Made a second-nine charge Sunday, carding a 29 (equaling the lowest nine-hole score in U.S. Open history) that included five consecutive birdies (Nos. 12-16) and six over the final seven holes (No. 18). Opened the week with a seven-over 77, placing him 12 strokes behind the first-round leaders. His 199 total over the final 54 holes is the lowest total in U.S. Open history, topping the previous mark held by Kevin Chappell by three shots. Four weeks later, he again came close in a major, finishing T-2nd at the British Open. Played steady all week and finished with a 69 to get into a playoff with Marc Leishman and Zach Johnson. Shot even par over the four playoff holes but that was one off of Zach Johnson's 1-under total. Finished the PGA Tour season 30th in the FedExCup standings and 22nd on the money list. Finished 6th on the European Tour's Race to Dubai. Went 4-0-1 in his five Presidents Cup matches.
2016 Notes: Claimed his eighth European Tour title with a victory at the ISPS Handa Perth International in Australia. It marked his first victory since the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions. Finished T-7th at the Valspar Championship. Made it to the final of the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, losing to Jason Day, 5 and 4. Earned a T-15th at the Masters and T-8th at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Ended the year 38th in the FedExCup standings and 37th on the money list. On the European Tour, finished 9th at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and 10th in the Race to Dubai. Concluded his year with a 9th at the Hero World Challenge.
2017 Notes: Captured 3rd place at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, finishing one shot away from joining the Hideki Matsuyama-Webb Simpson playoff. Was 5th at the ISPS Handa World's Super 8 Perth. Finished T-2nd at The Players Championship, three shots behind winner Si Woo Kim. Finished T-2nd at the PGA Championship, two shots behind winner Justin Thomas. With that result, Oosthuizen had now finished in the top-10 in all four majors. Started the FedExCup Playoffs with a T-10th at the Northern Trust before ending his season ranked 31st in the FedExCup standings. Posted a 2-2-1 record in the Presidents Cups, the best of any player on the International team. On the European Tour, ended his year with a T-8th finish at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Won 1,190,917 euros but only played nine events, not enough for credit in the Race to Dubai.
2018 Notes: Played 17 PGA Tour events and made 14 cuts with three top-10 finishes. Placed 69th in the FedExCup standings. Started the year with a T-7th at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. After flying back, he injured a couple of fingers when he got them stuck between two trolleys at the airport. The injury prevented him from playing at the Joburg Open. Made his return at the SMBC Singapore Open, finishing T-49th. Made it through group play at the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, but lost in the round of 16 to Ian Poulter, 2 and 1, to finish T-9th. He was T-5th at the Fort Worth Invitational. He paired with fellow South African Charl Schwartzel and shot four-under 68 in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to finish 3rd, two shots behind winners Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy. Ended his year on the European Tour 3rd at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
2019 Notes: Started the year T-5th at the CIMB Classic. Won the South African Open for his ninth European Tour title. Started the final round with a three-shot lead and cruised to a six-shot victory with a closing four-under 67. The victory marked his fifth European Tour win in his home country of South Africa. The next week, was T-7th at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Finished 4th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Finished T-2nd with Jason Kokrak at the Valspar Championship, one shot behind champion Paul Casey. Became the first player to advance out of group play at the WGC-Dell Match Play four times since 2015. Defeated Marc Leishman, 2 and 1, with seven birdies against no bogeys in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals for the third time. Lost to eventual-champion Kevin Kisner, 2 and 1, in the quarterfinals for a T-5th finish. Was T-7th at the U.S. Open

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 385, Cuts Made: 266 (69%), Top Tens: 86 (22%) , Rounds: 1249, Scoring Avg: 70.92, Career Earnings: $32,744,513 - Best Finish: 1st (9 times)
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