Pro golfer withdraws from tournament after freakish finger injury

Pro golfer withdraws from tournament after freakish finger injury

"I didn't play as many tournaments as I usually do a year ago, with family issues".

Louis Oosthuizen returned to his native South Africa hoping for a strong week at the Joburg Open to finish 2017 in the top 20 of the World Ranking.

Oosthuizen was a shock withdrawal from the tournament on Wednesday morning after hurting two fingers on his right hand; a big blow for the organisers of the tri-sanctioned event in Randburg.

"My mother-in-law was battling cancer".

"I was really looking forward to playing this week". Darren Fichardt is the defending champion after winning at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington early this year.

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The 240 professionals will take to the immaculate and championship conditioned greens at Firethorn and Bushwillow courses at Randpark Golf Club starting Thursday before the cut is made at the close of play on Friday.

"I'm excited to be here for a defence of my title", he said.

"The body feels great but I had a different incident this week with jamming my fingers in trolleys at the airport", Oosthuizen said at his Wednesday press conference. "It's a bit of an unfortunate one, but I don't want to tee off Thursday and play one hole or a few shots and then withdraw after taking someone's spot".

"The greens are running nicely, so I'll be looking for fairways and greens, and go from there".

The field is, as expected, dominated by South African players and includes the likes of Mauritius victor Dylan Frittelli, George Coetzee, Haydn Porteous and Darren Fichardt.

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