Who's who: Louis Oosthuizen

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Who's who: Louis Oosthuizen

  • Name:

    Lodewicus Theodorus "Louis" Oosthuizen
  • Also known as:

    Louis
  • Country:

    South Africa
  • Born:

    Oct 19, 1982 in Mossel Bay, Western Cape, S Africa.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Mossel Bay, S Africa
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2003 (+6 hcp)
  • Website:

    https://www.louis57oosthuizen.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (2010). Presidents Cup player (2013, '15, '17, '19). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and Sunshine Tours.

Did you know?

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.

Oosthuizen enjoyed notable victories on the European Tour (9) and PGA Tour (1), as well as recording several other international tour wins. In 2022, aged 39, he was enticed onto Greg Norman's "rebel" LIV Golf series, alongside a few other well-known but mainly "ageing" golf stars, and an abundance of lower-ranked "unknowns". (LIV Golf is a Saudi Arabian-bankrolled breakaway rival to the main international tours. It is based on limited-field 54-hole events, with massive prize funds, guaranteed payouts and, for some, eye-watering signing-on bonuses).

Top tournaments won by Louis Oosthuizen

2023
Africa
271 (-17)
US$204,000
AfrAsia Bank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

US$204,000

Title sponsor

AfrAsia Bank

Played as the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open (Dec 15-18; European-DP World/Sunshine Tours event). Second-placed Laurie Canter (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Louis Oosthuizen, who recorded back-to-back wins on the European and Sunshine Tours. [La Réserve Links, Heritage GC, Bel Ombre, Mauritius].

2023
Africa
270 (-18)
€255,000
Alfred Dunhill

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€255,000

Title sponsor

Alfred Dunhill

Played as the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 7-10; European-DP World/Sunshine Tours event). Second-placed Charl Schwartzel (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Louis Oosthuizen (RSA), who won for the first time in five years. [Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

R2,773,750

Title sponsor

x

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].

2016
Aus/NZ
272 (-16)
€186,760
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€186,760

Title sponsor

x

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].

2014
Africa
276 (-12)
€507,000
Volvo

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

€507,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2013
Africa
272 (-16)
€350,000
Volvo

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€350,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2012
Asia
271 (-17)
US$416,660
Maybank

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

US$416,660

Title sponsor

Maybank

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].

2012
Awards
69.40
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Venue

Score

69.40

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

2012
Africa
265 (-27)
€158,500
x

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

265 (-27)

Prize money

€158,500

Title sponsor

x

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].

2011
Africa
276 (-16)
€158,500
x

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

276 (-16)

Prize money

€158,500

Title sponsor

x

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].

2010
Majors
272 (-16)
£850,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£850,000

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

2010
Europe
263 (-17)
€166,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

260 (-28)

Prize money

R396,250

Title sponsor

Telekom

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].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

R356,625

Title sponsor

Telekom

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].

2007
Africa
277 (-11)
R253,600
Dimension Data

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Oosthuizen, Louis

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

R253,600

Title sponsor

Dimension Data

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].

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