Home Player Profiles Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen

3 min read
Louis Oosthuizen

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open Championship winner, has come close to winning Singapore’s national Open on two occasions.

He lost a playoff to Matteo Manassero in 2012 and a year earlier finished in a tie for third.

His victory in the 2010 Open Championship was emphatic, racing to a seven-stroke win at St Andrews. It was only his ninth appearance in a Major Championship and came four months after his European Tour breakthrough, his victory in the Open de Andalucia de Golf instilling the belief that he could win.

He has come close to adding another Major to his haul on several occasions – in August his second place finish in the US PGA Championship meant he had ended runner up in all four Majors.

He is only the seventh golfer to accomplish this feat, joining Craig Wood, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, and Phil Mickelson.

His record of runner-up finishes are: the 2012 US Masters, where he lost in a sudden death play-off, the 2015 U.S. Open, the 2015 Open Championship where he was defeated in a four-hole aggregate playoff, and the 2017 PGA Championship.

The South African is an eight-time winner on the European Tour – including the 2012 Malaysian Open – and in South Africa he has triumphed on seven occasions.

Date of birth: October 19, 1982
Country: South Africa
Place of birth: Mossel Bay, South Africa
Year turned professional: 2003
Twitter: @Louis57TM

Singapore Open appearances:
2012: Runner-up (lost playoff to Matteo Manassero)
2011: Tied third

Career victories:
2010: The 139th Open Championship, Open de Andalucia de Golf
2011: Africa Open
2012: Africa Open, Maybank Malaysian Open
2013: Volvo Golf Champions
2014: Volvo Golf Champions
2016: ISPS Handa Perth International

Check Also

Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis, aged 22, is the talk of Australian golf at the moment having claimed his na…