6. Louis Oosthuizen
Born on October 19, 1982 Louis Oosthuizen hails from Mossel Bay in Western Cape South Africa. His first the 3 years of his golf career Oosthuizen was financially supported as by South African golf pro Ernie Els. He has won numerous amateur titles before he became a professional in 2002 at age 19.
At the start of his career Louis Oosthuizen won five professional tournaments on the South Africa based Sunshine Golf Tour. Oosthuizen’s list of career accomplishments include: The 2004 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event at Arabella, The 2007 Dimension Data Pro-Am and Platinum Classic, and The Telkom PGA Championship which he was twice victorious, in 2007 and 2008.
Oosthuizen played on the European Challenge Tour in 2003 and has been a member of the European Tour since 2004. He finished 31st on the Race to Dubai in 2009; and on September 10, 2012, he reached the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in his career.
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.
He 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.
The 2015 Open Championship where he was defeated in a four-hole aggregate playoff.
His achieved a fourth position (being his highest position) on the Official World Golf Ranking in January 2013
Birthday: 19 October 1982
Net Worth: R496 Million ($38 Million)
Top Endorsements: Mercedes-Benz, UPS, Ping
Training: Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation