Louis Oosthuizen is looking forward to playing some links golf after adding his name to the field for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. The 36-year-old is set to tee it up at Lahinch Golf Club as he returns to play the Irish Open for the first time in 10 years.
It will be part of the South African’s preparations for the Open Championship, which takes place at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the second time in 2019. It will be a star-studded field that lines up for the Rolex Series event, with the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willett and Lee Westwood all confirmed.
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Oosthuizen claimed the Claret Jug back in 2010 and feels getting used to coastal golf in Ireland will be important to his chances of winning the Open once again. “I’m really looking forward to getting back to Ireland and playing links golf again,” he told the European Tour’s website.
“It’ll be three weeks of links golf. “Playing in America, you lose the feel of links golf and you need a proper links course to get those low, running shots back. “I’ll be over there in Ireland for three weeks and I’ll have the family with me, so it’ll be fun.
“I’ll spend the week playing links golf, the week in between taking a break with the family, drive around Ireland, go along the West coast all the way up to Portrush. It should be fun.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.