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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: 25
Notes: Oosthuizen secured his place in the history books with a victory at the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews. His seven-stroke win 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....

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Louis Oosthuizen

Oosthuizen secured his place in the history books with a victory at the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews. His seven-stroke win 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 expense if he was not a part of the foundation. Not only were the financial concerns eliminated, but Els attended some of the clinics and spent time with the boys, 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 struggled on the European Tour his first five years and didn?t make any real progress until 2009 when he had runner-up finishes in Abu Dhabi and the Qatar Masters. He got into the winner?s circle in March 2010 when he captured the Open de Andalucia, which raised him to a totally different level in the golf world. That win, along with a runner-up finish the week before in Morocco, got him into the top 50 of the world ranking on 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 the 2013 and 2015 Presidents Cup.
2011 Notes: In first full season on PGA Tour, 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, losing the Masters to Bubba Watson in a playoff. Was 3rd at the Shell Houston Open, also 4th at WGC-Bridgestone and 2nd at Deutsche Bank Championship. Finished the year 7th in FedExCup standings and 15th on the money list. On the European Tour, 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-Peter Whiteford playoff. The year was plagued with a lingering neck, back and hip injury which 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 year winning the Volvo Golf Champions, then took six weeks off. Returned to play at the Northern Trust, but the next week his back started hurting in his quarterfinal match at the WGC-Accenture Match Play (finished T-5th, his best showing of the year on PGA Tour). After finishing 25th at the Masters, flew to Malaysia and finished T-2nd at the Maybank Malaysian Open. On the PGA Tour, 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. With those good finishes, moved up to 17th in The Race to Dubai.
2015 Notes: Again played well early in South Africa, finishing T-7th at 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 in the Florida swing, finishing 6th at the WGC-Cadillac and T-9th at the Arnold Palmer. After finishing T-19th at the Masters, had two top-10s at 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 in the final seven holes (No. 18). Opened the week with a 7-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, 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 on the FedExCup rankings 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 finals of the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, losing to Jason Day 5&4. Was T-15th at the Masters.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 326, Cuts Made: 215 (66%), Top Tens: 69 (21%) , Rounds: 1050, Scoring Avg: 71.04, Career Earnings: $24,567,337 - Best Finish: 1st (8 times)
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