Louis Oosthuizen

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“They should change the system” - Louis Oosthuizen advocates for extreme measures as he misses the Masters for the first time since 2009 “They should change the system” - Louis Oosthuizen advocates for extreme measures as he misses the Masters for the first time since 2009
“They should change the system” - Louis Oosthuizen advocates for extreme measures as he misses the Masters for the first time since 2009
“I knew it was inevitable” - Louis Oosthuizen expresses frustration over missing first Masters since 2008 after joining LIV Golf “I knew it was inevitable” - Louis Oosthuizen expresses frustration over missing first Masters since 2008 after joining LIV Golf
“I knew it was inevitable” - Louis Oosthuizen expresses frustration over missing first Masters since 2008 after joining LIV Golf
How much did Louis Oosthuizen win from €1,000,000 worth Mauritius Open? How much did Louis Oosthuizen win from €1,000,000 worth Mauritius Open?
How much did Louis Oosthuizen win from €1,000,000 worth Mauritius Open?
“The last two weeks have been really special” - Louis Oosthuizen wins successive DP World Tour titles on a course he co-designed “The last two weeks have been really special” - Louis Oosthuizen wins successive DP World Tour titles on a course he co-designed
“The last two weeks have been really special” - Louis Oosthuizen wins successive DP World Tour titles on a course he co-designed
Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel locked in thrilling battle for 2023 Alfred Dunhill Championship title Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel locked in thrilling battle for 2023 Alfred Dunhill Championship title
Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel locked in thrilling battle for 2023 Alfred Dunhill Championship title

Louis Oosthuizen: A Brief Biography

Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen’s Early Life and Background

Louis Oosthuizen, a well-known South African professional golfer, was born in Mossel Bay, South Africa, on 19th October 1982 to his father Piet Oosthuizen & mother Minnie Oosthuizen. His full name is Lodewicus Theodorus Louis Oosthuizen and also holds the nickname of "Shrek". His education details are not well documented but it is reported that he grew up on a farm in Gourits River. Early on, his family struggled to pay for his golf equipment and accessories but later got financial support from the Ernie Els Golf Foundation for almost 3 years which helped him to establish himself as a professional golfer in future.

Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen


Louis Oosthuizen’s Amateur Golf Career

Having an amazing amateur career in golf, Oosthuizen secured his victory at the World Junior Championship in 2000. After that, he also won the All African Games in Kenya in the year 2001. In the same year, he also won the Transvaal Amateur Stroke Play Championship in South Africa and the Southern Cape Open. In 2002, Oosthuizen won at the Natal Open Stroke Play Championship in South Africa and the Irish Amateur Open Championship.


Louis Oosthuizen’s Professional Career

After becoming a pro in 2002 at the age of 19, Oosthuizen won several tournaments like the Open da Andalucia de Golf, South African Open, Volvo Golf Champions, Africa Open, Platinum Classic & so on. During his professional career, Oosthuizen played on the European Tour, Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour, and PGA Tour and currently plays in LIV Golf. He gained success on each tour and won a total of 14 times.


Oosthuizen has won 9 times on the European Tour and 8 times on the Sunshine Tour. Oosthuizen also played very well in the major championships and secured victory in The Open Championship 2010. Additionally, he reached his peak on 13th January 2013 with 4th rank in the Official World Golf Ranking.


Louis Oosthuizen’s Playing Style

The playing style of Oosthuizen includes various incredible qualities. His smooth and effortless swing gives him more opportunities to create a "heavy" hit on the approach shots near the hole which allows him to generate more power and distance. Besides this Oosthuizen's ability to maintain good control with accuracy in critical conditions, great iron playing style, rhythmic swing, good greenside touch & consistent approach to golf always contribute to his success on the course.

Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen


Louis Oosthuizen’s Golf Journey

As an amateur golfer, Oosthuizen competed on provincial & national levels and won numerous titles. He won the All African Games in Kenya, the Transvaal Amateur Stroke Play Championship in South Africa and the Southern Cape Open in the year 2001. In 2002, Louis won the Natal Open Stroke Play Championship in South Africa and the Irish Amateur Open Championship.


After becoming a pro in 2002 at the age of 19, Louis started playing on the Sunshine Tour and European Tour. In 2003 Oosthuizen competed on the European Challenge Tour and has been a member of the European Tour since 2004. He participated in the Race of Dubai in 2009 and tied for 31th position. Later in 2010, with his impressive playing style, Oosthuizen won The Open Championship which is considered his greatest achievement in the major championships. After 2010, he won the Africa Open playoff and earned his European Tour title for the 3rd time.


In 2012, Louis finished second in the Masters Tournament. In April 2012, he won at the Maybank Malaysia Open by 3 strokes which was his fifth victory on the European Tour. In the following year, Oosthuizen became one of the top 10 golfers for the first time in the Official World Golf Ranking. Overall he won a total of 9 tournaments on the European Tour and 8 tournaments on the Sunshine Tour. He finished second at the PGA Championship twice in 2017 & 2021. In July 2021, Louis Oosthuizen finished third in the Open Championship (2021) at Royal St George's Golf Club. Oosthuizen joined the LIV Golf in 2022 after resigning from the PGA Tour.


Louis Oosthuizen’s Achievements

In his successful career, Louis Oosthuizen has achieved various glorious accomplishments, including:

  1. 14 professional victories throughout his career.

  2. Winning The Open Championship in 2010 by seven strokes.

  3. Runner-up finishes in each of the four major championships.

  4. Winning 9 times on the European Tour and 8 times on the Sunshine Tour

Louis Oosthuizen’s Major Championships

Sl. No.TournamentYear
1.U.S. Open2015 (2nd), 2021 (2nd)
2.Masters Tournaments2012 (2nd)
3.PGA Championship2017 (2nd), 2021 (2nd)
4.The Open Championship2010 (won)


Louis Oosthuizen’s Golf Records

Louis Oosthuizen has played several golf tournaments in his journey & gained various notable records that are given below:

  • Achieving success on multiple tours including the European Tour, Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour & PGA Tour.

  • Holding the 4th place in the Official World Golf Ranking as of 13th January 2013.

  • Winning The Open Championship (2010) and finishing 2nd in other major championships.

Louis Oosthuizen’s International Wins

Louis Oosthuizen has achieved worldwide victories in several tournaments & some of those are given below:


Sl. No.TournamentsYears
1.Open de Andalucía de Golf 2008
2.The Open Championship2010
3.Africa Open 2011
4.Africa Open 2012
5.Volvo Golf Champions2013
6.Volvo Golf Champions2014
7.Perth International2016
8.South African Open 2018
Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen


Louis Oosthuizen’s Net Worth

The net worth of Louis Oosthuizen is estimated at 40 million USD as of September 2023, with a significant earning of $30,809,342 approximately, which he has earned from his successful career in the world of professional golf. The majority of his wealth comes from his prize money in golf, while his own business, farm and endorsement deals with various brands & companies contribute greatly to his wealth as well.


Louis Oosthuizen’s Ventures

Earnings of Louis Oosthuizen are positively affected by the endorsement and sponsorship deals with several companies, like Titleist), FootJoy (a golf manufacturer), Ping (a golf club manufacturing company), UPS (a global package delivery & logistic company) and SCALES Gear. Louis also has a restaurant and a wine company.


Louis Oosthuizen’s Assets

Louis Oosthuizen has owned multiple properties which include a mansion in Palm Beach and a ranch in Ocala, Florida. His 10,418 sq. feet Palm Beach mansion is a luxurious property which includes 9 bathrooms, 6 bedrooms, a large swimming pool, a master suite, a private guest wing, a theatre and a bar. But he planned to shift to the Ocala Ranch after retirement which is 86 acre property. Besides this, he also has his own farm of 150 acres in South Africa.

In teams of car collection, Louis has owned a Mercedes Benz, a BMW sports car and a McLaren sports racing car also.


Louis Oosthuizen’s Family

Louis Oosthuizen's family consists of his parents Piet Oosthuizen & Minnie Oosthuizen, his wife Nel-Mare Oosthuizen and his three children named Jana Oosthuizen, Sophia Oosthuizen & Emma Oosthuizen.


Louis Oosthuizen’s Wife

Louis Oosthuizen's beloved wife is Nel-Mare Oosthuizen, who is a diet coach by profession and provides tips on consuming healthy food and fat loss techniques. They got married in 2007. No other information is available about her in the public domain.


Louis Oosthuizen’s Children

Louis Oosthuizen and his wife Nel-Mare Oosthuizen have been blessed with three daughters named Jana Oosthuizen Sophia Oosthuizen and Emma Oosthuizen. Their exact date of birth is not publicly known.

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Louis Oosthuizen childs



FAQ's On Louis Oosthuizen

A. Louis Oosthuizen's full name is Lodewicus Theodorus Louis Oosthuizen.

A. Louis Oosthuizen's highest rank is 4 as of 13th January 2013 in Official World Golf Ranking.

A. Louis Oosthuizen's beloved wife is Nel-Mare Oosthuizen. 

A. Louis Oosthuizen won The Open Championship in the year 2010 by 7 strokes.

A. Louis Oosthuizen and his wife have a total of three daughters together named Jana Oosthuizen, Sophia Oosthuizen & Emma Oosthuizen.