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Louis Oosthuizen | Who Is Louis Oosthuizen?

Who is Louis Oosthuizen?

Louis Oosthuizen just won the 2010 British Open Golf Tournament. He won the claret jug by a 7-stroke margin. The second widest margin in British Open history, second only to Tiger Woods when he won the Open Championship with an 8-stroke margin.

Lodewicus Theodorus "Louis" Oosthuizen (born 19 October 1982) is a South African professional golfer, who won the 2010 Open Championship.

Oosthuizen was born in Mossel Bay, South Africa. His early career was supported financially for three years by the foundation of fellow South African Ernie Els. In 2000 he was a member of the South African team that won the World Amateur Team Championships. He won numerous amateur titles before turning professional in 2002 at the age of 19.

He has won five professional tournaments on the Sunshine Tour, the 2004 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event at Arabella, the 2007 Dimension Data Pro-Am and Platinum Classic, and the Telkom PGA Championship twice, in 2007 and 2008. He played on the European Challenge Tour in 2003 and has been a member of the European Tour since 2004. In 2009 he finished 31st on the Race to Dubai. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

In March 2010, he won his first European Tour event at the Open de Andalucia de Golf. He also won the 2010 Masters Par 3 Contest. In his first two rounds at the 2010 Open Championship, Oosthuizen shot 65 and 67 for a total of 132 to tie the record for the lowest 36-hole score in an Open Championship at St Andrews. His final score was 16 strokes under par, beating Lee Westwood by seven strokes, finishing his four rounds in 272 strokes - the second lowest in St Andrews history. He had missed the cut in seven of his previous eight major championships.

Oosthuizen is married to Nel-Mare, and they have a baby girl, Jana. He is sponsored by ISM and PING. - wikipedia

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