Louis Oosthuizen

RSA
 
RepresentsAlbertinia Golf Club
Date of Birth19th October 1982
ResidenceFlorida, USA
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro2002
Websitehttp://http://www.louis57oosthuizen.com
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Results

Date Tournament Pos Round Scores Total Winnings
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Order of Merit

Season Pos Winnings Played
2010 Sunshine Tour 5 1,392,835.00 7
2008 Sunshine Tour 19 557,955.00 5
2007 Sunshine Tour 2 1,596,845.50 8
2006/07 Sunshine Tour 2 1,314,739.00 8
2005/06 Sunshine Tour 3 842,091.85 4
2004/05 Sunshine Tour 15 283,955.40 7
2003/04 Sunshine Tour 4 381,729.03 8
2002/03 Sunshine Tour 20 233,682.10 7

Biography

Louis originally hoped to become a tennis player (like his brother and father who both achieved at the provincial level), but after his brother introduced him to the game of golf aged nine, he was hooked. Louis was born in Mossel Bay and spent his childhood playing at Mossel Bay Golf Club. He progressed through the ranks since then to represent his province and country at every level. Louis' early career was supported by Ernie Els through the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation which he joined in 2000, three years before turning professional at the age of 19 (in 2002). Louis has been exceptionally successful on the Sunshine Tour, never finishing outside the top 20 on the Order of Merit, despite playing in both Europe and the US. Strangely, he's not yet managed to win the Order of Merit and finished second in the 2006/2007 season and again in 2007. Louis biggest achievement to date is his domination of the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews. After gaining the lead in the 2nd round he never relinquished, becoming the fourth South African to claim the famous Claret Jug. Louis has won seven times on the Sunshine Tour including successfully defending his title at the 2012 Africa Open (co-sanctioned with the European Tour). Louis has followed in Ernie's footsteps and set up his own foundation in Mossel Bay to assist the growth of the game in his home town. He also enjoys farm life and famously bought a tractor with his winnings from the 2010 Open Championship.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
19/02/04 The Tour Championship 2 276 -12 74 68 68 66 230,000.00
17/09/04 Vodacom Origins - Arabella 1 215 -1 74 70 71 47,100.00
08/12/05 dunhill championship 2= 277 -11 69 67 71 70 685,772.50
25/01/07 Dimension Data Pro-Am 1 277 -11 66 71 71 69 253,600.00
25/01/07 Dimension Data Pro-Am 1 277 -11 66 71 71 69 253,600.00
15/02/07 Vodacom Championship 2 274 -14 71 67 69 67 253,000.00
15/02/07 Vodacom Championship 2 274 -14 71 67 69 67 253,000.00
22/02/07 Telkom PGA Championship 1 266 -22 67 65 69 65 356,625.00
22/02/07 Telkom PGA Championship 1 266 -22 67 65 69 65 356,625.00
25/10/07 Platinum Classic 1 205 -11 64 71 70 111,743.00
20/11/07 Coca-Cola Charity Championship 2= 215 -1 72 72 71 39,600.00
21/02/08 Telkom PGA Championship 1 260 -28 66 63 66 65 396,250.00
24/11/09 Coca Cola Championship 2= 207 -9 74 67 66 51,397.50
11/02/10 Dimension Data Pro-Am 2 274 -15 68 72 68 66 322,000.00
06/01/11 Africa Open 1 276 -16 70 67 69 70 1,394,800.00
05/01/12 Africa Open Golf Challenge 1 265 -27 69 62 67 67 1,664,250.00
11/12/14 Alfred Dunhill Championship 2 275 -13 69 69 68 69 2,587,500.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 12,308,109.58
Best Single Prize Money 2,587,500.00
Tournament Wins 7
Playoff Wins 2
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 22
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 17
Low Round Score 62
Stroke Average 70.26
Average against Par -1.65
Total Number of Eagles 50
Total Number of Birdies 1,118
Average Birdies per Round 4.60
Total Holes in One 0

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
2000 Southern Cape Closed
2000 Karen Challenge (Kenya)
2000 World Junior Championship (Jamaica)
2001 George Silver Vase
2001 All Africa Games (Kenya)
2001 Klipdrift Transvaal Amateur Strokeplay
2001 Southern Cape Open
2001 Silver Salver
2001 Karen Challenge (Kenya)
2001 The World Junior Team Champs
2002 All-Indian Amateur Championship
2002 Kwazulu-Natal Open Strokeplay Championship
2002 1st Irish Amateur in Dublin
2002 Southern Cape Open
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
2004 Vodacom Origins of Golf at Arabella
2007 Dimension Data Pro-Am
2007 Telkom PGA Championship
2007 Platinum Classic
2008 Telkom PGA Championship
2011 Africa Open
2012 Africa Open
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
2010 Open de Andalucia de Golf (European Tour)
2010 The Open Championship
2012 Maybank Malaysian Open (European Tour)
2013 Volvo Golf Champions (European Tour)
2013 Volvo Golf Champions (European Tour)
2016 ISPS Handa Perth International (European Tour)
Other Victories or Awards
Team Events