South Africa & Louis Oosthuizen
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. Lodewicus Theodorus Louis Oosthuizen (born 1982) is a South African professional golfer who won the 2010 Open Championship and was runner-up in the 2012 Masters Tournament. /5
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: South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace both had solid showings in the fourth round of the US...
I grew up in Mossel Bay in South Africa on the Garden Route. It's ...
South Africa celebrates Oosthuizen victory Top South African politicians said Sunday that Louis Oosthuizen had done his country proud with his spectacular seven-stroke victory in the British Open. Minister of Sport Makhenkesi Stofile and the country's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), said Oosthuizen's victory earlier in the day at St. Andrews underlined South Africa's credentials as a winning nation in sport. "Coming only days after we had successfully hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Louis Oosthuizen's win of the British Open golf championship in Scotland makes us really proud," Stofile said. "Coupled with Caster Semenya's return to winning ways at the athletics championships in Finland, Oosthuizen's win shows that we are not just champion hosts." Semenya, the women's 800 meter world champion, won her second consecutive comeback race in Finland on Sunday after being cleared by the International Association of Athletics Federations to return to competition following gender tests. Semenya ...
Louis Oosthuizen sees off challenge from Branden Grace to retain Volvo Golf Champions by one shot at Durban Country Club, South Africa retains trophy for third year
South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen birdies the last two holes to win the Volvo Golf Champions tournament for a second successive year.
Thrilling sporting action over the weekend saw Louis Oosthuizen winning the Volvo Golf Championship and Bafana Bafana smashing Mozambique 3-1. Across the globe we saw a thrilling race by Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota Imperial Hilux) who are currently sitting fourth overall in the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America! Go South Africa!
Getty Images Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa rode his sweet swing to consecutive victories at the Volvo Champions in Durban. Every Sunday night, Golf.com conducts an e-mail roundtable with writers from Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. Check in every week for the unfiltered opinions of our w...
On Thursday, Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa will host the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The tournament is a 30-man stroke play event that will feature the world's best players. The winner will receive a check for US$1.25 million and the 30th place will take home US$100,000. Defending champion Martin Kaymer will play in this tournament as well as US Open champion Justin Rose. Both Kaymer and Rose will be joined by the likes of Henrik Stenson, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Luke Donald as they battle for glory and prestige. The sportsbook handicappers have installed Henrik Stenson as the favorite to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Charl Schwartzel, Justin Rose and Luke Donald are among his strongest challengers in the tournament.
South Africa currently has 4 golfers in the global top 50 rankings. Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen & Richard Sterne.
Ernie’s major contribution to Cup squad 02 October By Jim Slater Columbus – Ernie Els looks at an Internationals Presidents Cup squad with five South Africans and marvels at the living legacy his foundation has given golf and his homeland. The two-time US Open and two-time British Open winner helps young players in South Africa through his foundation. He sparked the careers of Branden Grace and 2010 British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen and helped inspire 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel. “It feels weird. It's hard to explain,” Els said. “Them going through the program. They were juniors and then amateurs, and we go against each other as professionals. “Now we're playing on the same team together. It's a big deal. We helped, but they had the talent. That's why they are here.” That foursome, together with South African Richard Sterne and Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge, give Africa half the 12-man roster and help unite a team of worldwide players against a favored American side led by world nu ...
Internationals out to break Presidents Cup drought The Internationals will be looking to break a 15-year drought in the Presidents Cup when the 2013 edition begins on Thursday. The United States have won five of the past six Presidents Cups, with the sixth a tie in 2003, and the International team have to go back to the 1998 event in Melbourne for their last victory. At the Royal Melbourne Golf Club two years ago, the USA won 19-15, while the International team tied with the Americans 17-all in South Africa in 2003. International captain Nick Price has five of his fellow South Africans to take on the Americans at Muirfield Village in Ohio this week, while two leading Australians will also be key to the visitors' chances. South Africa's Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and Richard Sterne make up the core of the International team, while Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge adds to the African flavour of Price's squad. Masters champion Adam Scott of Australia and his compatriot Jason Day ...
Mercedes-Benz South Africa announces Louis Oosthuizen as Brand Ambassador Mercedes-Benz South Africa is delighted to announce the appointment of South African professional golfer, Louis Oosthuizen, as its new international golf brand ambassador. The 30 year-old South African has had a hugely successful start to his illustrious career in 2007 with three homeland wins in that year. Louis was member of the Ernie Els Foundation in South Africa, receiving help and inspiration from this South African golfing hero. He won numerous amateur titles before turning professional in 2002 at the age of 19. Louis also triumphed at his first European Tour event in 2010, the Open de Andalucia de Golf. He followed that with his first major championship – the 139th Open Championship played over the Old Course at St. Andrews, winning by a massive seven shots. In 2012, Louis won for the fourth time on the European Tour when he successfully defended his Africa Open title. “I’m pleased to announce I am joining the Merc ...
One of the reasons given for the recent surge of South African victories on the European Tour has been the winning legacy passed down by our major champions to other players emerging on the Sunshine Tour. The successes of Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in winning four US Opens, three Opens and two Masters has ensured that South Africans punch well above their weight in the golf world. It has been 35 years since Gary Player won his ninth and final major, the 1978 Masters, yet one must never overlook the role he has played in the development of our modern stars. He has acted as a patriarch to all our top players. Player, 77, is still an actively gigantic figure in golf around the globe,popping up all over the place in his travels. However, he is not going to bearound forever and we need to appreciate him more in this country. It’s an awkward fact that he is celebrated more outside South Africa than here in his homeland, possibly because he is such a global ...
Eastern Cape’s Africa Open is here to stay East London (14 February 2013) – The Africa Open Golf Challenge got underway on Thursday with Ms Vuyo Zitumane, chairperson of the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, hitting the ceremonial first tee shot at East London Golf Club. The €1-million penultimate European and Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned event is one of six such tournaments played in South Africa, making it the highest number of European Tour events in a single country. The tournament moved into its sixth year, after its humble beginnings in 2008 at the Fish River Sun Country Club where a young Shaun Norris triumphed in windy conditions. In its second year, it moved to its present home at the East London course, and two-time US Open champion Retief Goosen won by a single stroke from a group of four players. In 2010, Charl Schwartzel made a charge in the final round with a six-under-par 67 to take the title away from Thomas Aiken, and then Louis Oosthuizen won in 2011 in a play-off from Chris Wo ...
Thomas Aiken is the 9/1fav for the title in South Africa. Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel are not among the field
Five of six multiple winners on 2012 European Tour head to Doha Peter Hanson is the fifth player from Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team to confirm his participation in next week’s US$2.5 million Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which will be held at Doha Golf Club from January 23-26. The big Swede will also be among five multiple winners on last year’s European Tour to compete in Qatar, including Branden Grace of South Africa, who lifted four trophies on his way to finishing sixth in The Race to Dubai. Hanson, 35, finished fourth in The Race to Dubai with over €3 million in prize money after his best-ever season, as wins in September’s KLM Open in The Netherlands and October’s BMW Masters in China helped him break into the world’s top 20. The six-time European Tour winner will join Justin Rose of England and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa – second and third respectively in last year’s Race To Dubai – in a star-studded field in Doha, where Hanson was joint runner-up ...
DURBAN (15 January 2013) – Major winners Ernie Els and Louis Oosthuizen were named Honorary Members of the PGA of South Africa (PGA of SA)
World No. 6 Louis Oosthuizen fired a six-under-par 66 to overhaul third-round leader Scott Jamieson and clinch the Volvo Golf Champions by one shot on Sunday, a victory that will move him to fourth in the rankings.
South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen can become a permanent fixture at the top of world golf, says Rob Lee:
South Africa's world No. 12 golfer Louis Oosthuizen is set to return to Singapore for the Barclays Singapore Open
Branden Grace's victory is the ninth for South Africa on The European Tour in 2012. They are: Louis Oosthuizen (Africa Open and Maybank Malaysian Open), Branden Grace (Joburg Open, Volvo Golf Champions , Volvo China Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship), Jbe’ Kruger (Avantha Masters), Darren Fichardt (SAINT-OMER OPEN presented by Neuflize OBC) and Ernie Els (The 141th Open Championship). This is the most of any country so far this season.
Louis Oosthuizen a doubtful starter for next week's Players Championship, suffering from acute sinusitis back home in South Africa.
"South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen finishes on 17-under to win the Maybank Malaysian Open." What a champ!!
Link this Share this April 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Malaysian Open third round scores at the par-72 course in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. 203 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 66 68 69 204 Stephen Gallacher
Mossel Bay and Albertinia is again on the global map with Louis Oosthuizen winning the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. The second South African winner since Harold Henning won in 1966. Well done Louis. We are proud of you and you were really unlucky not to have won The Masters at Augusta. What a humble winner you are!! South Africa loves you.
Bubba Watson of the United States won his first major title with a par on the second playoff hole against South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen at the Maste...
The rarest shot in golf can happen any time Bubba Watson has a golf club in hands. Watson was so deep in the woods late Sunday afternoon that he couldn't even see where he was going. With his golf ball nestled on a bed of pine needles, he hit a gap wedge that shot out toward the fairway and hooked some 40 yards and onto the elevated green. Nothing less than the Masters was riding on the outcome. Nothing else would do except for a page right out of "Bubba golf." And on a thrill-a-minute Sunday at Augusta National, where Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa made only the fourth Double Eagle in the 76-year history of this major, it made Watson a Masters champion. Was a great day for watching the Masters!!!
American Bubba Watson has won the 2012 US Masters, beating South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen on the second play-off hole at Augusta National
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