European Tour

Oosthuizen confirms Singapore Open return

2017-10-24 12:44
Louis Oosthuizen (Supplied)

Cape Town - South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen will compete in next year's Singapore Open.

The 2010 Open Championship winner is the latest star golfer to confirm his participation for the tournament after reigning Masters champion Sergio Garcia will compete.

According to the Asian Tour website, Oosthuizen finished runner-up the last time he played in Singapore, where he lost out in a play-off to Italy's Matteo Manassero in 2012.

"You could say I have some unfinished business in Singapore," said the eight-time European Tour winner.

In August this year, Oosthuizen made headlines after finishing joint second in the PGA Championship - giving him the distinction of finishing runner-up in all four Majors.

He is only the seventh golfer to accomplish this feat, joining Craig Wood, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, and Phil Mickelson.

"I am really looking forward to getting back there and playing in the Singapore Open. It will be the perfect way for me to start the season, on a great golf course, where I have great memories and where I know I can win," said Oosthuizen.

"I am really focused on winning titles and competing week in and week out and in 2018 that hopefully means starting with the Singapore Open!"

The US$1 million tournament will be played on the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club from January 18 to 21, and will be jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour Organisation.

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