Oosthuizen and Olesen return to Lake Karrinyup Country Club - the site of their respective 2016 and 2014 Perth International victories - and will start among the favourites when the inaugural ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth tees off from 16-19 February.
Oosthuizen returns to Perth with winning on his mind, but he will need to conquer the unique format which incorporates 54 holes of stroke play with six-hole match play on the Sunday.
“I really enjoy playing in Perth. The crowds are always brilliant and, of course, I have good memories of winning,” Oosthuizen said.
“Lake Karrinyup Country Club is also one of my favourite courses. I think the holes they have chosen for the match play on Sunday will provide a good mix of risk and reward.”
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A repeat visitor to Australia, Thorbjorn Olesen looks forward to returning to a country which has seen him twice a champion, most recently for Team Denmark at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf alongside Soren Kjeldsen.
“Australia is a great country, especially Perth with great coffee, restaurants, beaches and golf courses, I am excited to be heading back to play the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth,” said Olesen.
“The format is very interesting; it’s something that a lot of the players have been talking about. I am looking forward to playing it for myself.
“I think anything that can make golf exciting and appeal to younger people is a good thing.”
World N0. 27 Oosthuizen is an eight-time winner on the European Tour, his career highlighted by his 2010 Open Championship victory.
Olesen, who is ranked 65th in the Official World Golf Rankings, has won four times on the European Tour including once in Perth.
“Louis and Thorbjorn are very accomplished players who add great depth to the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth field,” said Stephen Ayles, Chief Commercial Officer for the PGA of Australia which oversees the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.
“Perth has a strong South African community who love to support Louis while Thorbjorn is one of a new generation changing the way people perceive golf.
“We believe they are a perfect fit for the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth which aims to engage traditional golf fans whilst also appealing to a broader audience via a fast-paced and exciting format.”
Oosthuizen and Olesen will join World No. 10 Alex Noren and local favourite, amateur Curtis Luck, the reigning U.S. Amateur Champion.
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