Oosthuizen set for Malaysian outing

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2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has confirmed his participation in next week’s Iskandar Johor Open.

2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has confirmed his participation in next week’s Iskandar Johor Open, adding more quality to an already star-studded field.

The 29-year-old, coming off a third-place showing in the Barclays Singapore Open on Sunday, will travel to the Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club in Malaysia for the prestigious event, which is co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours.

Oosthuizen joins the likes of defending champion Padraig Harrington, Camilo Villegas, Anthony Kim, Colin Montgomerie, Henrik Stenson, Ross Fisher and Thongchai Jaidee in the field, all vying for a share of the US$2 million prize fund, and he’s looking forward to the challenge – particularly in light of the recent form he has shown.

“I’m really looking forward to playing in Johor this month against some of the world’s best players,” said the South African.

“It is nice that I’m coming into form at the right time for the year-end swing. I’m eager to play well, and hopefully give the players a run for their money. Most importantly though, I’d like to have a good time.”

Oosthuizen has now secured two consecutive top-10 finishes in high-quality events, sharing seventh place in the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai a week ago and a third-place finish in Singapore on Sunday.

He’ll be eager to pick up a first win since his African Open victory on the Euorpean Tour back in January.

The Iskandar Johor Open 2011 will feature a field of 156 players consisting of 67 players each from the Asian and European Tours, eight invites, eight national qualifiers and six international qualifiers.

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