Who's who in golf - Louis Oosthuizen


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Name: - Lodewicus Theodorus "Louis" Oosthuizen
Country: - South Africa
Born : - October 19, 1982 in Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.
Original Home/Club: - Mossel Bay, S Africa
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2003 (hcp +6)
Web Address: - http://www.louis57oosthuizen.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Ping, UPS, Audemars Piguet.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (2010). Presidents Cup player (2013, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and Sunshine Tours.


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Louis is a current US PGA and European Tour player, who lives in Mossel Bay on South Africa's Garden Route and in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Top tournaments won by Louis Oosthuizen

2018Men AfricaSouth African OpenRandpark GC266 (-18)R2,773,750
Played as the South African Open hosted by City of Johannesburg (Dec 6-9; the second SA Open of 2018; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2019 season). Second-placed Romain Langasque (Fra) finished 6 shots behind 36-year-old Oosthuizen (RSA), who claimed his first win in his home Open. [Firethorn course, Randpark GC, Johannesburg, RSA. Earlier rounds also on Randpark's Bushwillow course].
2016Men Aus/NZPerth IntlLake Karrinyup272 (-16)€186,760
Played as the Perth International (Feb 25-28; Aus/Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Alexander Levy (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Oosthuizen (RSA), who recorded his eighth European Tour win. [Lake Karrinyup CC, Perth, WA, Aus].
2014Men AfricaVolvo ChampionsDurban CC276 (-12)€507,000
Played as the Volvo Golf Champions (Jan 9-12; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Branden Grace (RSA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Oosthuizen (RSA). [Durban CC, Durban, KZN, South Africa].
2013Men AfricaVolvo ChampionsDurban CC272 (-16)€350,000
Played as the Volvo Golf Champions (Jan 10-13; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Scott Jamieson (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Oosthuizen (RSA). [Durban CC, Durban, KZN, South Africa].
2012Men AfricaAfrica OpenEast London GC265 (-27)€158,500
Played as the Africa Open (Jan 5-8; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tour season-opener). Second-placed Tjaart van der Walt (RSA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Oosthuizen (RSA). [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
2012Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.40n/a
Oosthuizen (RSA) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Justin Rose (Eng) was second with 69.55; Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was third with 69.68.
2012Men AsiaMalaysian OpenTPC Kuala Lumpur271 (-17)US$416,660
Played as the Maybank Malaysian Open (April 12-15; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Stephen Gallacher (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Oosthuizen (RSA). The week before in The Masters at Augusta National, Oosthuizen lost out to Bubba Watson (USA) in a playoff. [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; known at the time as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
2011Men AfricaAfrica OpenEast London GC276 (-16)€158,500
Played as the Africa Open (Jan 6-9; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Oosthuizen (RSA) beat Manuel Quiros (Esp) and Chris Wood (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
2010Men EuropeAndalucia OpenParador de Malaga263 (-17)€166,660
Played as the Open de Andalucia de Golf (March 25-28). Second-placed Richard Finch (Eng) and Peter Whiteford (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Oosthuizen (RSA). This was Oosthuizen's first European Tour win coming after four runner-up finishes, including one the previous week. [Parador de Málaga Golf, Málaga, Andalucía].
2010Men MajorsThe OpenSt Andrews272 (-16)£850,000
The Open Championship (139th) (July 15-18). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 7 shots behind first-time major championship winner Oosthuizen (RSA). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
2008Men AfricaSouth African PGAJohannesburg CC260 (-28)R396,250
Played as the Telekom PGA Championship (Feb 21-24; Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed Hennie Otto (RSA) finished 14 shots behind defending champion and runaway winner Oosthuizen (RSA). [Woodmead course, The CC Johannesburg, Jo'burg, RSA].
2007Men AfricaDimension Data Pro-AmGary Player CC277 (-11)R253,600
Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Jan 25-28; Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed Omar Sandys (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Oosthuizen (RSA). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, RSA].
2007Men AfricaSouth African PGAJohannesburg CC266 (-22)R356,625
Played as the Telekom PGA Championship (Feb 22-25; Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed Richard Sterne (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Oosthuizen (RSA). [Woodmead course, The CC Johannesburg, Jo'burg, RSA].

 

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