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Oosthuizen Rebounds From Masters Defeat With Malaysian Open Win

April 15, 2012

Louis Oosthuizen rebounded from his playoff defeat to Bubba Watson at last week’s Masters Tournament by winning golf’s Malaysian Open.

The South African shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club to finish three strokes ahead of Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher at 17-under for the tournament, which is co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours.

The 29-year-old Oosthuizen lost to Watson on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff seven days ago at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia. He finished third at the Houston Open the previous week.

“It was a long journey to get here and I have to be honest and say that I didn’t expect to play this well because of the tiredness,” Oosthuizen said in comments on the European Tour’s website. “The one thing I did know was that the game was there so that helped a lot. I am over the moon with the result.”

The victory, Oosthuizen’s fifth on the European Tour and first in Asia, was his second this year after winning the season-opening Africa Open in East London, South Africa.

The European Tour stays in Asia next week with the China Open at Binhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin.

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