Louis Oosthuizen Withdraws From The Masters

The South African is out of the year's first men's Major due to an injury

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Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn prior to the second round of The Masters due to injury.

It means that Tiger Woods and Joaquin Niemann will play as a two ball at 1.41pm local time on Friday at Augusta National.

Oosthuizen, a former runner-up at The Masters in 2012 when he lost to Bubba Watson in a playoff, was four-over-par after his opening round of 76. The South African hasn't spoken to any official media during the week so it is unclear what his injuries are or the severity of them.

He did withdraw during the RSM Classic in November due to a back injury so that may be his issue.

The 2010 Open Champion played in the Par-3 Contest on Wednesday where he holed a stunning putt on the 1st hole.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5