PGA Tour

Oosthuizen makes Bahamas debut in stellar field

2016-11-30 17:24
Louis Oosthuizen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen will appear in his first Hero World Challenge invitational event held in the Bahamas against some fierce competition.

The invitational event is highlighted for the long-awaited comeback of 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, as it will be the first time Woods has played competitive golf since he shared 10th position at the Wyndham Championships in August last year.

The Albany's golf course - designed by Ernie Els - boasts an exclusive field of 18 golfers, including defending champion Bubba Watson and 2014 title winner Jordan Spieth.

The 2010 Open Championship winner will be looking to stand out and hopefully get a decent slice of the lucrative $3.5 million purse.

The 34-year-old had a see-saw 2016 season, after only recording three top 10s in 17 starts, which included a runner-up finish in the Dell Match Play tournament.

Despite his lacklustre season, the world No 26 secured a 10th-place finish in the European Tour’s Race of Dubai rankings.

Oosthuizen will tee the first two rounds with World No 6 Hideki Matsuyama starting on Thursday at 19:20 (SA time).

The Hero World Challenge field:

Bubba Watson (USA)

Rickie Fowler (USA)

Jimmy Walker (USA)

Brandt Snedeker (USA)

J.B. Holmes (USA)

Zach Johnson (USA)

Justin Rose (ENG)

Henrik Stenson (SWE)

Jordan Spieth (USA)

Matt Kuchar (USA)

Tiger Woods (USA)

Patrick Reed (USA)

Dustin Johnson (USA)

Brooks Koepka (USA)

Hideki Matsuyama (JPN)

Louis Oosthuizen (RSA)

Emiliano Grillo (ARG)

Russell Knox (SCO)

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