Birth Date – October 19, 1982
Birth Place – Mossel Bay, South Africa
Residence – Mossel Bay, South Africa / West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Interests – Hunting, movies
In 2012, he made history by scoring a double eagle on the second hole at Augusta, the first in the history of the Masters. As a culmination of a successful season, Louis achieved #6 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
A stellar amateur career included a 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 up in the 2011 World Cup of Golf.
In 2009 he founded the Louis 57 Academy at Mossel Bay Golf Club, part of the golf development program serving underprivileged children in the Mossel Bay Community in South Africa. Mossel Bay was site of his round of 57 (15 under par) during his amateur career in December 2002, thus inspiring the brand Louis57.
VICTORIES / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
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.
Oosthuizen completed a ‘Career Slam’ of runner-up finishes in Major Championships when he finished T2 in the 2017 PGA Championship. He was close to victory at the 2015 Open Championship and 2012 Masters – he lost out both in play-offs.
He claimed an emotional victory in 2019 when he won the South African Open hosted by the City of Johannesburg for his ninth European Tour title.
In 2014 he successfully defended his 2013 title at the VOLVO Championship.
2010 Open Champion
9 European Tour victories
3 Asian Tour victories
1 PGA Tour victory