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Oosthuizen: We want to see Tiger 'happy and healthy'

2017-07-18 16:57
Louis Oosthuizen and Tiger Woods (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen has sent out his support to 14-time major winner Tiger Woods.

Woods, who was already sidelined from golf with back problems, was arrested for for driving while under the influence in May.

He has since been released from a program to help him manage his overuse of medication, which he used to ease his back pain and to help him sleep.

The 41-year-old has only made one top-20 finish in the past two seasons and made a comeback from back surgery in December in the Bahamas. 

Woods has played only twice in 2017. He missed the cut at Torrey Pines and then withdrew from the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic in February.

Oosthuizen, who was in the Bahamas field with Woods, said the most important thing is that he wants Woods to be "happy".

"I really don't know (if he will come back)," Oosthuizen told Sport24.

"Any tournament is always better for having Tiger in the field and what he has achieved in our sport is simply incredible but I think that everyone in golf just wants to see him happy and healthy. That's the most important thing."

Woods has taken a dip in the World Golf rankings placing him at an all-time low of 1005th.

The American once held the world No 1 ranking for a record 683 weeks.

He has not won a major title since his 2008 US Open win and has not won any event since the 2013 World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational.

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