Oosthuizen forced out of Joburg Open after freak injury

Louis Oosthuizen WDs from Joburg Open because of freak injury			Getty Images

Louis Oosthuizen WDs from Joburg Open because of freak injury Getty Images

So I'm going to have to withdraw from this one. She's healthy again, so I'm looking forward to playing a lot more than I did past year.

"I haven't played Bushwillow yet so I will have that blind tomorrow, but I have my caddie and yardage book so I'm sure will figure it out tomorrow and make some birdies", he said.

"I didn't play as many tournaments as I usually do a year ago, with family issues. I had a goal of getting back in the top 20 by the end of the season, I needed a good week this week so, unfortunately, that's not going to happen".

"I'm excited to be here for a defence of my title", he said. "I didn't have a really bad tournament since Switzerland, really".

"It's a sad thing but you know I have had my struggles with a couple of things".

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"I'm here and I was ready to do everything this week. I've got faith in my caddie, I've got faith in the yardage book and everything is in front of me, I can do it". "Yeah, that one was going a bit insane on social media", he laughed.

"Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to play this week. We've been doing that for the last two weeks: just set the compass on the ground away from the ball and figure out exactly where the wind direction is coming from".

Local favourite Louis Oosthuizen has pulled out of the Johannesburg Open starting on Thursday after a freak accident that will go down as one of sport's more unusual injuries.

The City of Joburg is gearing up for one of the most exciting professional golf events on the Sunshine Tour's calendar commencing on December 7 to 10 at the Randpark Golf Club.

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