Name:Lodewicus Theodorus "Louis" Oosthuizen
Also known as:Louis
Born:Oct 19, 1982 in Mossel Bay, Western Cape, S Africa.
Original/Home Club:Mossel Bay, S Africa
Turned Pro:2003 (+6 hcp)
MAJORS (1): The Open (2010). Presidents Cup player (2013, '15, '17, '19). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and Sunshine Tours.
During his professional golfing career Oosthuizen has been equally at home playing on the tours in southern Africa, Europe and the U.S. Oosthuizen lives in Mossel Bay on South Africa's Garden Route and in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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].
Played as the Perth International (Feb 25-28; Aus/Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Alexander Levy (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Louis Oosthuizen (RSA), who recorded his eighth European Tour win. [Lake Karrinyup CC, Perth, WA, Aus].
Played as the Volvo Golf Champions (Jan 9-12; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Branden Grace (RSA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Louis Oosthuizen (RSA). [Durban CC, Durban, KZN, South Africa].
Played as the Volvo Golf Champions (Jan 10-13; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Scott Jamieson (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Louis Oosthuizen (RSA). [Durban CC, Durban, KZN, South Africa].
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.
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 Louis Oosthuizen (RSA). [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
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; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
Played as the Africa Open (Jan 6-9; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) beat Manuel Quirós (Esp) and Chris Wood (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
Played as the Open de Andalucia de Golf (March 25-28). Second-placed Richard Finch (Eng) and Peter Whiteford (Scot) finished 3 shots behind 27-year-old Louis 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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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