Louis Oosthuizen, winner of The Open Championship and six-time runner-up in Majors, will play at the Dutch Open from September 16-19 2021.
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The organizers are preparing for a Dutch Open 2021 with fans, taking into account the government’s COVID-19 measures in force at that time. Tournament director Daan Slooter said: “We are following the advice of the Dutch government and that looks very good at the moment. As it looks now, it will be possible to organize a successful, attractive and safe tournament in September 2021 with all our visitors. Of course, this will be with due observance of the measures in force at that time. Louis Oosthuizen is the highest ranked player in the world ranking who is not from Europe or America. Oosthuizen once again proved that he is one of the very best in the world in the US PGA Championship in May by finishing narrowly behind Phil Mickelson. In addition, we were also able to sign up Garrick Higgo. A year ago, Higgo was still number 190 in the world. The South African is now 39th in the world ranking and has already won two European Tour events and a PGA TOUR tournament this year.”
Rory McIlroy is hoping to see the hard work pay off as he goes in search of a first Rolex Series victory at the 2021 abrdn Scottish Open.
“I’m looking forward to getting back on the golf course. I was pretty rusty last week in Ireland. I didn’t really do any practice the week after the U.S. Open and it sort of showed in my game. So it’s been nice to link back up with Pete who is here and worked on some stuff the last couple of days. The great thing about Pete is he doesn’t sugarcoat it. He’ll tell me when it’s not great so that when he does give me a compliment, I know that it’s real. It’s been great. It’s probably stuff I’ve worked on before but said in a slightly different way, slightly different thoughts. Good thing about Pete is he’s been doing it such a long time and with so many great players, is he knows what works and he knows what doesn’t. I’ve really enjoyed it. I really have. I’ve enjoyed learning from him. He’s got such a great knowledge about not just the golf swing but the game of golf in general and it’s been a good few months”.