European Tour

Oosthuizen headlines inaugural World Super 6

2017-01-27 19:03
Louis Oosthuizen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen will headline the inaugural World Super 6 tournament in Perth.

Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open Championship winner, will join Sweden's Alex Noren and Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen in the new event.

The Perth International was scrapped from the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australia calendar in favour of this new innovation which features various knockout stages involving stroke and match play.

The World Super 6 Perth tournament will start with three rounds of traditional stroke play for the first three rounds, with a standard cut after the second.

However, the fourth and final day is where things get interesting.

After the third round, the field is cut to 24 players, who then enter a match play style event over just six holes until one player is left standing.

Any ties after six holes will be decided by a knockout hole, which will be a purpose-built 90m hole.

Another tie will result in a closest-to-the-pin contest on the same hole.

"I really enjoy playing in Perth. The crowds are always brilliant and, of course, I have good memories of winning," Oosthuizen told the European Tour website.

"Lake Karrinyup Country Club is also one of my favourite courses. I think the holes they have chosen for the match play on Sunday will provide a good mix of risk and reward."

The event is set to be held from February 16-19 at Lake Karrinyup.

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