Lodewicus Theodorus Oosthuizen, aka Louis Oosthuizen is a professional golfer who was born on October 19, 1982 in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Oosthuizen is best known for being the winner of the Open Championship in 2010, as well as for six amateur victories.
Oosthuizen started playing golf when he was still very young. His excellence in the sport proved to be their meal ticket as it was his early career that provided his family with the financial support that they needed. Before he turned pro in 2002, Oosthuizen was able to establish his amateur career by earning 6 amateur titles as well as numerous victories.
At the age of 19, Oosthuizen turned pro, and since then, he has won more than 5 times as professional. In fact, he has won 5 times on the Sunshine Tour alone, with 2 victories on the European Tour, but only one title on the PGA Tour so far.
By March of 2010, Oosthuizen started his season with a bang with a victory during his very first European Tour event (Open de Andalucia de Golf). However, it can be said that so far, his biggest victory is when he won against Lee Westwood and nabbed the Open Championship 2010 Cup, which was held at St. Andrews. The recent victory increased Oosthuizen’s world ranking by setting him at the 54th place in the World Golf Rankings. As for the other Major Tournaments, Oosthuizen has yet to win titles for the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, and the U.S. Open.
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