THE field for the 2016 Perth International has received another boost with the announcement two of Europe's most exciting golfers, Thorbjorn Olesen and Victor Dubuisson, will make the trip to Lake Karrinyup in February.
Olesen, who won the tournament when it was last played in 2014, is a three-time European Tour winner while Dubuisson is regarded as a short game magician.
The pair finished one-two last time the tournament was played with the Frenchman declaring he's hoping to go one better this time.
“I made a good run at Thorbjorn in the final round last time,” he said of his return, “so hopefully I can go one better this time around.
“Lake Karrinyup is a wonderful course and I look forward to getting back there.”
Olesen, too, has great memories from his week in Perth claiming what was, at the time, his second European Tour crown.
The colourful Danish golfer was a popular winner two years ago and is keen for a return visit.
“I have some great memories from my last visit to Perth and am really looking forward to defending my title at Lake Karrinyup,” he said.
Olesen and Dubuisson are the latest big name players to join a field that already boasts 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen.
The South African committed to play late last year giving Australian fans their first chance to see up close a swing many believe is the best in the game.
Having hoisted the Claret Jug at the home of golf in 2010, Oosthuizen came within a whisker of repeating the feat in 2015 when he was part of a three-man playoff for the title, again at St Andrews.
That performance came hot on the heels of a joint runner-up finish at the US Open at Chambers Bay four weeks earlier and that form continued with some brilliant play at the Presidents Cup in October.
The Perth International takes place rom February 25-28 at the world class Lake Karrinyup Golf Club course.
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