Oosthuizen out of Singapore Open

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Louis Oosthuizen, the reigning Open Champion, has withdrawn from this week’s $6m Singapore Open.

Louis Oosthuizen, the reigning Open Champion, has withdrawn from this week’s $6m Singapore Open because of on-going problems with his left ankle.

With onme down, that leaves only three of this year’s major winners in the tournament – Masters champion Phil Mickelson, US Open champion Graeme McDowell and PGA champion Martin Kaymer

Oosthuizen returned to South Africa shortly after his St Andrews triumph to attend the wedding of fellow pro Charl Schwartzel and severely injured the tendons of his left ankle when he ran into a hidden pothole while out hunting for game.

Ignoring doctors orders that he might not have given his in jury enough time to heal, Oosthuizen ended his month-long rehabilitation last week when he returned to play in the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.

After opening with a solid 69, he saw his game deteriorate as his ankle problem returned and he eventually finished well down the field after adding two 80s and a 72 to his 69.

Oosthuizen told Reuters on Monday that he now plans to head for Dubai to rest up and prepare himself for the lucrative Race to Dubai finale which tees off at the Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 25th

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