Louis Oosthuizen is a South African professional golfer who has made his country proud. He is famously known as the winner of the 2010 Open Championship. He is a living legend in the field thorough his skills, which has earned him lots of fans.
So who is Louis Oosthuizen? Read the article below to know more about his age, wife, family, farm, ranking, career earnings, singing, and profile.
- Name: Lodewicus Theodorus Oosthuizen
- Date of birth: October 19, 1982
- Louis Oosthuizen age: 37
- Zodiac sign: Libra
- Nationality: South African
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Occupation: Professional golf player
He was born in Mossel Bay. He came from a humble background as he grew up on a small farm. His father also owned a dairy farm of about 110 cows which he did not love milking, but he liked driving tractors. He grew up in a religious family as his parents were very strict Christians, a faith to which he holds on to this day.
Becoming a golfer was ironic since his brother and father were tennis ballplayers. His love for golf began at the age of nine when he spent most of his time at Mossel Bay Golf Club.
Louis Oosthuizen wife
The golfer met his wife Nel-Mare at a young age since both their parents have been long-time family friends and frequently visited each other. The couple got married in 2007 at the NG Church in Mossel Bay. Like her husband, Nel-Mare grew up on a farm called Groendal. The couple has been blessed with three daughters, Jana, born in 2010, Sophia, born in 2012, and Emma, born in 2013.
Louis Oosthuizen house
It is not known where he currently lives. However, he has mansions in his home country in Albertinia and Melkhoutfontein, Still Bay.
At first, he did amateur golfing from 2000 to 2002, where he won several amateur awards, including the world junior championships in Jamaica. Here are the Louis Oosthuizen stats over the years.
On December 12, 2002, he shot a round of 57 (15 under par) on Mossel Bay Golf Club Course. This was when he had his big break in his career. He became a professional when he was 19, and his first achievement was in 2004, where he won the Vodacom Originals of Golf at Arabella and joined the European Tour.
Louis Oosthuizen PGA Tour
In 2007, he made a big win for the Southern Africa PGA Tour when he triumphed the Dimension Data Pro-Am, the Telkom PGA Championship, and the Platinum Classic. The following year he secured a win for Telkom PGA Championship again.
Louis Oosthuizen 57 brand
In 2009, he established the 57 Brand in South Africa. He gave it the name since he wanted to celebrate his accomplishments from the nine years before on the Mossel Bay Golf Course. With the guidance of Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation, he built a brand that would include sponsorships, welfare, and entrepreneurial ventures.
He won his first European Tour event, the Open de Andalucia de Golf in March 2010. In July of the same year, he secured the first place at the Opening Championship at Saint Andrew's by seven strokes. He also represented his country in the Africa Open, where he won.
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Louis Oosthuizen Masters
The following year was a defining moment for his career, where he secured the African Open and the Maybank Malaysian Open. He also became the first in the Master Championship history when he scored the first Double Eagle on the second hole at Augusta. He also reached the peak of his career in 2012 when he got into the Official World Golf Ranking Top 10.
By early 2013, he had already won by one stroke at the Volvo Golf Championship and defended the title the year after.
During 2015, he steadily climbed up the world rankings. With eight top-10 finishes, two of them runner-up finishes in the Majors (US Open and British Open), he began 2016 ranked 18th in the world golf rankings.
2016 started well, with him notching up his eighth title at the ISPS HANDA Perth International. He finished second at the 2017 PGA Championship, and on 9 December 2018, he won the South African Open.
2019 was also a successful year for the golfer, as he made 16 cuts from 19 starts on the USPGA Tour and played in the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia, finishing unbeaten for the week.
Louis Oosthuizen hole in one
2020 started well with a third-place finish at the WGC HSBC Champions in China after shooting four scores in the 6-‘s. He made a hole-in-one on the 197-yard, par-3 sixth hole, landing his tee shot on the green front. He then finished second in the South African Open, where he also made a hole-in-one in the final round. The week after, he finished fifth in Abu Dhabi and then 23rd in Dubai before starting my US PGA schedule again.
Louis Oosthuizen ranking
The Pro Golfer currently ranks the 20th in the world with 4.1303 points. His highest ranking was in 2013, where he was fourth in the world with 6.72 points.
Louis Oosthuizen swing
He is regarded to have the best swings of all time. This takes a lot of practice as he moves his club with such ease.
Louis Oosthuizen videos
Below is the video of one of his best shots
Louis Oosthuizen WITB
The 2010 Open Champion currently has a full bag of clubs made by the company aside from the wedges. His current driver is the Ping G410 LST, and he has put Ping i25 and Ping G410 fairway woods in the bag too. He has also been prone to putting a Ping G410 hybrid in the bag, but this comes in and out depending on the course and the conditions.
Louis Oosthuizen net worth
Throughout the years, Louis Oosthuizen career earnings have brought him much wealth. He has a net worth of $20 million.
Louis Oosthuizen farm
After winning the 2010 British Open, he bought a John Deere tractor for his South Africa farm.
Louis Oosthuizen singing
The 2010 Open Champion was seen on a video hilariously lip-syncing the song Rise Up by Andra Day after becoming the runners' up in the Grand Slam.
Louis Oosthuizen has proven to be one of the best in golf. His art skill has brought him many fans across the globe, and we wish him all the best in his endeavours.
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