Louis Oosthuizen Biography
Photo: PGA Tour

Louis Oosthuizen is a well-known South African professional golfer. Read the full article to know his net worth, wife, salary, and height.

Oosthuizen’s most remarkable feat was his 2010 Open Championship win. He is also the only golf player who has been the runner-up in all four major championships. The 2012 Masters Tournament, the 2015 U.S. Open, the 2015 Open Championship, and the 2017 PGA Championship were the tournaments in which Oosthuizen ended up second.

Though luck did not go his way in all those tournaments, the 39-year-old golfer was appreciated for his efforts. He turned professional in the year 2002 and since then he has bagged 14 professional wins. The African player has won the European Tour championships.

Louis Oosthuizen has improved his game and started the 2021 year with a good knick. In May 2021 he again tied for second place at the 2021 PGA Championship. This is the fifth time of the major championship in which he failed to grab the trophy for himself.

In June 2021 he was the runner-up at the 2021 U.S. Open in California and unfortunately, this was his sixth major runner-up championship end.

The next month the African star player battled for the third position and was tied for the place at the 2021 Open Championship. Not only Louis Oosthuizen but his fans also want him to convert those final games into championship victories.

Louis Oosthuizen’s details

Full Name Lodewicus Theodorus “Louis” Oosthuizen
Nickname Shrek
Born 19 October 1982
Debut 2002
Height 175 cm
Weight 77 kg
Age 39
Birthplace Mossel Bay, South Africa
Religion Christian
Nationality South African
Net Worth $40 million
Marital Status Married
Father name Piet Oosthuizen
Mother name Minnie Oosthuizen
Salary $151,385
Twitter Handle @Louis57TM
Instagram Handle @louisoosthuizen57


Oosthuizen is 39. He has vast experience in his professional golf career but still kept himself fit for the game.

Louis Oosthuizen’s Net worth and Salary

“Shrek” as he is nicknamed by his fans, has accumulated an estimated net worth of $40 million. His annual salary is about $151,385 but he also earns through endorsing famous brands.


Louis Oosthuizen has an average height of 175 cm. He has kept his body fit and well maintained.

Louis Oosthuizen with family
Photo: Twitter


Louis Oosthuizen married Nel-Mare in 2007. They met each other when they were quite young. Their love blossomed with time and eventually turned into a matrimonial relationship. The couple shares three beautiful children.


There is a funny story behind Oosthuizen’s nickname “Shrek”. He got this name as he has a gap-tooth grin. So, now the majority of his admirers call him by his nickname.

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Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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