Tag Archives: Louis Oosthuizen

Aug
14
2017

I love this so much and I can’t stop watching it on loop — it just makes me smile. 2010 Open Champ Louis Oosthuizen completed golf’s ultimate quest: the career runner-up Grand Slam! After finishing T2 at the PGA Championship, Oosthuizen celebrated the feat just as you’d expect — lip-syncing to Andra Day’s hit “Rise Up.”

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Mar
27
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

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Jason Day beat Louis Oosthuizen 5&4 in the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship final to win the title for the second time in three years. This was after Day outlasted Rory McIlroy in a tough battle in the morning semifinals by making a 12-footer for par on the 18th hole.

Day also reclaimed the throne as world no. 1 on Saturday after Jordan Spieth lost in round 4 and Day won his quarterfinal match in the afternoon. Although it would have been sweet to ascend to no 1, Day would have felt a bit empty if he hadn’t left Austin with the trophy, as well. 

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Jul
20
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

For all the pre-championship hype over distance being such a ginormous advantage at the Old Course, turns out the Open was won with good old-fashioned grit. Many (including yours truly) predicted that Dustin Johnson would overpower the Old Course with his jaw-dropping drives, but it was another Johnson who ended up hoisting the Claret Jug — Zach, of course.

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Jul
19
2015

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Benign conditions yielded low scores at St Andrews in the third round of the Open Championship. Who took advantage and went low? Lots. Who didn’t? Just a few. All in all, Monday at the Old Course is set up for a fantastic final round and hopefully a spectacular ending to the best major of the year (IMHO).

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Jul
13
2015

Apologies for not being able to post the full Thursday and Friday pairings and tee times for the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews, but the R&A doesn’t have them in a text version, but you can find the list in its entirety here.

Let’s take a look at some of the best and most intriguing groupings for the first round (all times local).

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Jul
12
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

The Open Championship at St Andrews is by far the best week in golf that only happens once every five years. I’ve been waiting for the oldest major to return to the Home of Golf ever since the 2010 edition ended with Louis Oosthuizen running away with the Claret Jug by seven strokes. First of all, it’s been five years already? I’ve been covering golf for that long? I can’t believe how fast time has past, and looking at pictures, I’m startled at how much I’ve aged!

That was only the third tournament I’d ever covered (and my first for the WSJ), and I always refer to it as the “best-worst week” of my golf media career, which still holds true. It’s easily the most memorable tournament I’ve covered — not per se because of the actual golf and the result, as Sunday was sort of boring after Oosthuizen pulled away from the field.

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Jun
19
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Tiger Woods shot ten-over 80 in the first round of the U.S. Open. It was unwatchable — it was just beyond a trainwreck, where you can’t help but stop to gawk, not to mention Woods’ poor play was compounded by that of his playing partners, Rickie Fowler and Louis Oosthuizen, who shot 81 and 77, respectively.

It was simply sad to feel like you were seeing one of golf’s greats hit what appeared to be rock bottom. The three shot a combined 28-over. But the story was Tiger (along with the bad condition of the greens).

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Aug
8
2014

With the exception of Bubba Watson, who “protested” the PGA of America’s reinstatement of the Long Drive Contest, most pros joined in on the fun and gave it their best rip on the par-5 10th during Tuesday’s practice round.

In fact, a few players popped by the 10th tee just to participate in the competition. Take Rory McIlroy, for example. The world no. 1 only played nine holes, but he went out of his way to partake in the festivities, before calling it a day. (He was also knowledgeable about the historical significance of the event.)

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Aug
5
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Championship

 

Louis Oosthuizen bombed his drive 340 yards on the 10th hole to win the 2014 PGA Championship Long Drive Competition. Louis beat some big hitters with Jason Day (338 yards) coming in second followed by Johan Kok (337 yards, club professional) and Gary Woodland (330 yards).

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