Louis Oosthuizen’s career has been especially hard hit by recurring back problems. He has one of the best swings in the game, but often seeks treatment during the course of a round. Putting together four rounds of championship golf is that much harder because of his health.
According to the Golf Channel, Oosthuizen was forced to withdraw from the Travelers Championship because of back issues.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 19, 2014
At the Travelers, he was even-par through seven holes, and couldn’t keep going. Oosthuizen is coming off a final round 67 at the U.S Open, but a withdraw takes away the momentum he had from a great finish.
Despite his back problems, Louis has put together a solid career on the European Tour. He has seven wins, including the 2010 Open Championship where he won by seven strokes over Lee Westwood at St. Andrews. The golfing world still remembers the win at the Open as one of the all-time dominant performances.
Oosthuizen nearly became a two-time major winner at the 2012 Masters when he got into a playoff with Bubba Watson. Bubba hit the famous hook wedge from the pine straw, and Louis almost made a par putt on the same hole that would have extended the playoff.
Hopefully, the back issues are just fatigue from a long couple weeks, and Louis can get back out there soon.