Who is Louis Oosthuizen's wife, Nel-Mare Oosthuizen?

South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen's wife is Nel-Mare Oosthuizen. In 2007, the two exchanged vows at the NG Church in Mossel Bay, Louis’ hometown.

Louis Oosthuizen with his wife Nel-Mare Oosthuizen (Image Credits - Instagram/ @louisoosthuizen57)
By Abhiruchi Rout | Dec 19, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Hailing from Mossel Bay, South Africa, Louis Oosthuizen is a professional golfer and has been a popular name since his major victory at the 2010 Open Championship. He is known for his second-place finishes in all four major championships, including the 2012 Masters, the U.S. Open in 2015 and 2021, the 2015 Open Championship, and the PGA Championship in 2017 and 2021. Oosthuizen’s best world ranking was fourth place which he accomplished in January 2013. He started his professional career in 2002 at 19, following a series of amateur victories. Before his success on the European tour, he won five tournaments on the Sunshine Tour.

His professional journey began on the European Challenge Tour in 2003. He then became a member of the European Tour the following year. He ended 2009 in 31st place on the Race to Dubai rankings. His career took a significant turn with his first win on the European Tour at the Open de Andalucia de Golf in March 2010, followed by a victory at the 2010 Masters Par 3 Contest. At the 2010 Open Championship, he was ranked 54th in the world but delivered a stellar performance with the second-lowest score at St Andrews, earning him the prestigious Claret Jug and making him the fourth South African winner of the trophy. He concluded 2010 ranked 10th on the Race to Dubai and won his third European Tour title at the Africa Open in 2011.

Oosthuizen defended his Africa Open title in 2012 and achieved an albatross at the Masters Tournament, only the fourth ever in the tournament’s history and the first to be televised. He rose to the top 10 in the global rankings in September 2012 and finished the year as the third-ranked player on the Race to Dubai. In January 2014, he narrowly won the Volvo Golf Champions. He tied for second place in the 2015 Open Championship. He triumphed at the South African Open 2018, a joint event of the European, Sunshine, and Asian Tours.

In the 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia, his team was narrowly defeated by the U.S. team. Oosthuizen continued to make his mark with a second-place finish at the 2021 U.S. Open. A significant shift in his career occurred in June 2022 when he joined the LIV Golf series and resigned from the PGA Tour which resulted in his suspension from the PGA Tour.

Who is Louis Oosthuizen’s wife?

South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen’s wife is Nel-Mare Oosthuizen. In 2007, the two exchanged vows at the NG Church in Mossel Bay, Louis’ hometown.

Does Louis Oosthuizen have kids?

Yes, Louis and Nel-Mare have three kids together namely – Jana, Sophia, and Emma.

Know everything about Nel-Mare Oosthuizen

Nel-Mare and Louis had known each other while growing up in South Africa as their parents were family friends. Nel-Mare, grew up on the Groendel farm near the Orange River in the Northern Cape, about 400 kilometers from Bloemfontein. Her name combines a traditional Dutch surname and her maiden name: “Nel” from “Cornelia” and “Mare,” derived from the Germanic word for “famous.” Initially “Nel de Mare,” she combined her surname and maiden name, a common practice in Dutch and Afrikaans cultures. After marriage, she moved to a farm in Texas, where she and her spouse run a wine company and restaurant, Louis57, that specializes in South African wines.

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