What happened to Louis Oosthuizen? Golfers wthdraws from the Masters after completing 17 holes of second round

The Masters - Round One
Louis Oosthuizen (Image via Getty)

Louis Oosthuizen withdrew from the Masters after playing 17 holes in the second round. The game was suspended on Friday afternoon due to heavy rainfall and a thunderstorm. The bad weather uprooted a tree on the 17th hole but luckily no one was hurt.

Oosthuizen settled in the T74 position after an unfinished second round. The LIV Golf player has already withdrawn due to illness, confirmed the organizers.

Masters shared a post on their official Twitter handle saying:

"Due to injury, Louis Oosthuizen has officially withdrawn from the Masters after completing 17 holes of his second round."

Louis Oosthuizen switched to play with the LIV Golf last year but still earned an invitation to compete in the Masters. He has only won one major event since turning pro in 2012.

Oosthuizen was one of the 18 LIV golfers who joined the Augusta field this year. He started the first round with a birdie on the third hole. However, his happiness soon faded away with his double bogey on the 7th hole. He made three bogeys in the first round to wrap up at a score of 76.

The second round also did not turn in his favor as he made a bogey on the first hole. Oosthuizen made a double bogey on the third hole and a bogey on the fifth.

With a birdie on the eighth, he finally bounced back in the game with two more birdies on the 15th and 16th holes. He made a par-4 on the 17th before the game was suspended due to bad weather.

The second round of The Masters is slated to resume on Saturday, April 8, at 8:00 am ET, but Louis Oosthuizen will not be playing.

"Not use to a 72 hole competition"- Fans react to Louis Oosthuizen withdrawal

The Masters revealed the news on their social media and within seconds fans jumped into the comments section to remind them that Louis Oosthuizen is now used to playing in LIV Golf events, which has just 54 holes.

They wrote:

"Poor lad was tired. Not use to a 72 hole competition."
"Man! Just 19 holes away from the finish line."

Yet someone commented that he would have missed the cut after finishing the 36 holes.

"The "injury" was either wounded pride or bruised ego."

A user asked the officials to ban him from major tournaments. It is important to note that Louis Oosthuizen was barred from competing on the PGA Tour.

"Do the right thing and ban him."

Others took a jab at him and commented:

"More like he drank away his sorrows after his awful performance, and is now hungover"

One user recalled Louis Oosthuizen's history at the Masters and asked people to check his previous tournament record. Oosthuizen withdrew from The Masters in 2022 after playing the opening round of 76.

"Look at his history. He does this way too much."

It is pertinent to note that LIV golfer Brooks Koepka is leading the Augusta field after the second round with a scoring deficit of 12.

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Edited by Ankush Das
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