Golf

Oosthuizen to play first Irish Open in a decade

Cape City – Louis
Oosthuizen
has introduced that he’ll play the Irish Open for
the primary time since 2009, with the previous Open Champion earmarking Lahinch
Golf Membership as the right place to hone his hyperlinks abilities forward of the ultimate Main
of the 2019 season in Northern Eire.

The
South African joins 2018 Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood, former Masters champion Danny Willett and former world No 1 Lee Westwood within the area
for the second Rolex Sequence occasion of the 2019 Race to Dubai.

Residence
heroes Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry have additionally confirmed their
participation within the occasion, which is hosted by 2014 Ryder Cup successful captain
Paul McGinley.

Lahinch
Golf Membership, perched on the well-known Wild Atlantic Method coast of Eire, is ready to
host a novel pageant of golf, with a world class area getting ready to get pleasure from a
distinctive and unbelievable ambiance with the favored vacationer village of Lahinch
actually on the doorstep of the well-known hyperlinks course.

Oosthuizen
final performed the Irish Open in 2009, a 12 months earlier than he famously
lifted the Claret Jug at St Andrews courtesy of a seven-stroke victory,
changing into simply the fourth South African participant to win the Open Championship
after Bobby Locke, Gary Participant and Ernie Els.

The world No 20 is one thing of a hyperlinks knowledgeable, having come agonisingly shut
to a second Open title at St Andrews in 2015 as he misplaced out in a three-way
play-off to Zach Johnson.

The
36-year-old has additionally loved some kind on an Irish coastal venue, having claimed
a high 5 end within the Irish Open at Co. Louth Golf Membership in
2007. Oosthuizen will enter this summer season excessive on confidence after coming shut
to a maiden PGA Tour triumph on the Valspar Championship final week.

“I am
actually trying ahead to getting again to Eire and enjoying hyperlinks golf
once more,” stated Oosthuizen.

“It’s going to be three weeks of hyperlinks golf. Taking part in in
America, you lose the texture of hyperlinks golf and also you want a correct hyperlinks course to
get these low, operating pictures again.

“I will
be over there in Eire for 3 weeks and I will have the household with me, so
it will be enjoyable. I will spend the week enjoying hyperlinks golf, the week in between
taking a break with the household, drive round Eire, go alongside the West coast
all the way in which as much as Portrush. It must be enjoyable.

“I
do not know a lot about Lahinch – I spoke to Paul about it and he is actually been
telling me what he is making an attempt to attain and the way the golf course will look. It is
nice seeing Paul be actually passionate concerning the event. He is emailing me a
lot and speaking to me about it and I am actually trying ahead to going.”

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