OOsthuizen Wins Back-to-Back DP Titles
Wednesday, December 27, 2023

    Ocalan Louis Oosthuizen completed back-to-back wins on the DP World Tour with a two-shot victory at the Mauritius Open.

    His success came at the new La Reserve Golf Club, a course the 41-year-old South African helped to design.

    The previous week, the former Open champion won the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek for his first tournament triumph in five years. "I'm glad I could pull this off this week," he said after winning again.

    "It's sort of a dream come true, being able to play a tournament on a golf course you helped design and end up winning it. Golf is the strangest thing. The last five weeks I've not done a lot with golf, I've  played a few rounds and when I got to Leopard Creek I was working on a small little thing. I started hitting it really good and I know I'm putting well and then I just carried on with that momentum."

    Oosthuizen started out on Sunday with a one-shot lead, but bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes meant he was two over for the round early on. He regained his rhythm and managed six birdies, including on the par-five last hole, to post a round of 69 and finish two shots ahead of England's Laurie Canter.

    England's Daniel Brown finished another shot back alongside Swede Sebastian Soderberg and South African Jacques P de Villiers.

    Oosthuizen's win means that players from LIV Golf have won five of the first six events in the new DP World Tour season.

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