[17], Oosthuizen finished the 2010 season in 10th place on the Race to Dubai, posting three further top-10s after his major win. Results not in chronological order prior to 2015. The birdie putt caught the right lip, however, and it took until the sixth hole before Casey could make a birdie. Lodewicus Theodorus "Louis" Oosthuizen (/ˈluːiː ˈwʊst.haɪzən/; Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈlu.i ˈoəst.ɦœjzən];[3] born 19 October 1982) is a South African professional golfer who won the 2010 Open Championship and has finished runner-up in a further three major championships: the 2012 Masters Tournament losing in a sudden death playoff, the 2015 U.S. Open, and the 2015 Open Championship where he was defeated in a four-hole aggregate playoff. Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. Oosthuizen was relaxed as could be, putting his arm around caddie Zack Rasego after hitting off the 18th tee and walking over the Swilcan Bridge, thousands of fans packed into the grandstands, along the road and peering out the shop windows. He finished the season ranked third on the Race to Dubai. Alongside him still is his Soweto-born caddie Zack Rasego, who not surprisingly has kept his job a week after being told The Open could be his last event with Oosthuizen. For adjudicators from Guinness World Records, it takes some record-setting nerves to judge a world-record attempt as successful. Those are just some of his big recent wins. NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic, CUT = missed the halfway cut He saw the potential during a practice round they played at the Masters this year. Oosthuizen became the fourth man from South Africa to win the Claret Jug – following Bobby Locke, Gary Player, and Ernie Els – and moved to 15th in the Official World Golf Ranking,[15][16] leapfrogging fellow South African Retief Goosen in 16th position. The third place finish was a significant one for the South African, as it meant that he was able to break into the world’s top 20. Oosthuizen might have been nervous, but it didn't show. ... he realised he was ready for a Major win, when he won the par-3 competition on the eve of the Main event at Augusta this year. Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has targeted further success in the majors after strolling to a seven-shot victory at St Andrews on Sunday. The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve, draped over nearly one million acres of wilderness areas and the Sawtooth National Forest, is a major draw for amateur astrophotographers capturing the heavens. The player's manager Chubby Chandler said: "It was a possibility, but it is not going to happen now. Oosthuizen finished as a joint runner-up in the 2015 Open Championship at St Andrews after losing in a four-hole aggregate playoff during a Monday finish to the event.

That trimmed his lead to three, and Casey hit driver onto the par-4 ninth green. Oosthuizen went 2–1–1 and lost a 3 up lead to halve his Sunday singles match against Matt Kuchar. And this Open effectively ended three holes later. DeChambeau delivered a final-round masterclass as he stormed to his first-ever Major victory with a six-shot victory at Winged Foot Golf Club. He would look at that spot as the beginning of his pre-shot routine and use it to help him remain focused before and during his swing. And there was amazement across his face when he cradled the oldest trophy in golf, a silver claret jug with his name etched alongside Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, and the other South African winners — Gary Player, Bobby Locke and Ernie Els, his mentor.