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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