Louis Oosthuizen is a South African professional golfer who has won one major championship, the 2010 Open Championship. He has also finished second in six major championships, including the 2012 Masters Tournament, the 2015 US Open, the 2021 US Open, the 2015 Open Championship, the 2017 PGA Championship, and the 2021 PGA Championship.
Early Life and Career
Oosthuizen was born in Mossel Bay, South Africa, in 1982. He turned professional in 2002 and joined the European Tour in 2007. He won his first European Tour event in 2008 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Oosthuizen’s biggest career success came in 2010 when he won the Open Championship at St. Andrews. He defeated Lee Westwood and Paul Casey in a four-hole playoff to win his first major championship.
Oosthuizen has also been successful in the World Golf Championships events. He has won the WGC – Match Play twice, in 2013 and 2017. He has also finished second in the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play three times.
Oosthuizen’s career earnings are estimated at $30,809,342. His total earnings include $751,333 from unofficial tournaments and $28,246,259 from official tournaments.
Oosthuizen has earned $28,246,259 from official tournaments in his career. His biggest payday came in 2021 when he finished second in the US Open and earned $1,350,000. He also earned $1,056,000 for finishing second in the PGA Championship in 2021.
Oosthuizen has earned $751,333 from unofficial tournaments in his career. His biggest payday from an unofficial tournament came in 2013 when he won the Hero World Challenge and earned $1,000,000.
Player Index Program
Oosthuizen has not earned any money from the Player Index Program in his career.
Endorsements and Sponsorships
Oosthuizen has endorsement deals with several major brands, including Callaway Golf, Titleist, and Adidas. These deals have added millions of dollars to his net worth.
Oosthuizen’s net worth is estimated at $40 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his successful golfing career. However, he has also benefited from lucrative endorsement deals with several popular brands.
Oosthuizen owns a home in Mossel Bay, South Africa, and a home in Orlando, Florida. He also owns a farm in South Africa.
Oosthuizen has invested in several businesses, including a golf course design company and a wine company.
Louis Oosthuizen is one of the most successful golfers of his generation. He has won one major championship and has finished second in six major championships. He has also earned over $30 million in career earnings. Oosthuizen is a role model for young golfers around the world.