OOSTHUIZEN Louis

Louis OOSTHUIZEN

RSA

Biography

ResidenceMossel Bay, South Africa; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Date of Birth:19/10/1982
Place of BirthMossel Bay, South Africa
Height & Weight5' 11 11st 4lb (178cm 72kg)
FamilyWife: Nel-Mare (m.2007); Children: Jana (2010), Sophia (2012), Emma (2013)
InterestsHunting, movies
Web Sitewww.Louis57.golf
Turned Pro2002 (plus 6)
Qualifying School(2002), 03*, 05*

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Biography

Claimed an emotional victory, which broke a near three year win-less drought when he won the South African Open hosted by the City of Johannesburg for his ninth European Tour title. Completed a ‘Career Slam’ of runner-up finishes in Major Championships when he came joint second in the 2017 US PGA Championship. Many of those near misses remain highly memorable, from his play-off defeat to Zach Johnson in the 2015 Open Championship to his final round albatross at the 2012 Masters Tournament, which ultimately ended in a losing play-off to Bubba Watson. Highlight of his career was lifting the Claret Jug in 2010, cruising to a seven-stroke victory at St Andrews in just his ninth Major appearance. A stellar amateur career included victory at the Irish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship and a victorious partnership with fellow future Major winner Charl Schwartzel as part of the winning South African team at the 2001 World Junior Team Championships – the pair teamed back up in the 2011 World Cup of Golf.

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European Tour Wins9
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
OWGR26
Race To Dubai4
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,011,840 (2010)

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Professional World Cup 2011 Presidents Cup 2013, 15, 17 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 2002 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1999-02

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