• Age
    36
  • Turned Pro
    2002
  • Previous Opens
    12
  • Champion golfer of the year
    2010

Louis Oosthuizen

Oosthuizen's seven-stroke winning margin over Lee Westwood at St Andrews in 2010 has been bettered at The Open only by Tiger Woods since 1913.

Qualification

Louis Oosthuizen has qualified to play Royal Portrush
  • 2004

    Open debut

  • Old Course at St Andrews

    Favourite Course

  • Winning The Open in 2010

    Favourite Open moment

Louis follows in Locke's footsteps at St Andrews

Louis Oosthuizen becomes only the second South African to win The Open at St Andrews. With a career defining performance he strode to a 7 stroke winning margin.

Louis oosthuizen wins the 139th open at st Andrews

Oosthuizen's seven-stroke winning margin over Lee Westwood at St Andrews in 2010 has been bettered at The Open only by Tiger Woods since 1913. 

Louis Oosthuizen  

At the time he was world-ranked 54th and a 200/1 long shot, having previously made only one cut in a Major, but five years later he nearly lifted the Claret Jug on the course again. In a play-off with Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman he started the four extra holes with a birdie, but Johnson matched it and went on to win by one. The South African has finished second in all four Majors. He also lost a play-off to Bubba Watson in the 2012 Masters after an albatross on the second hole, finished one stroke behind Jordan Spieth at the 2014 US Open and then in 2017 was joint runner-up again behind Justin Thomas at the PGA Championship.

Reached world No 4 and career also contains nine European Tour titles, most recently an emotional six-stroke victory in the South African Open in December, a 57 on his home Mossel Bay course and three Presidents Cup caps. That includes winning all four games with Branden Grace and halving his singles against Patrick Reed in 2015.

Qualification

Louis Oosthuizen has qualified to play Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T28
72
70
69
73
284
-
Royal Birkdale 2017
M/C
78
74
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2016
M/C
71
83
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2015
T2
67
70
67
69
273
-15
Royal Liverpool 2014
T36
70
68
76
72
286
-2
Muirfield 2013
WD
-
-
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T19
72
68
68
73
281
1
Royal St George's 2011
T54
72
70
74
77
293
13
St Andrews 2010
1
65
67
69
71
272
-16
Turnberry 2009
M/C
70
76
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2006
M/C
78
69
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2004
M/C
74
82
-
-
-
M/C

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