Major winner Louis Oosthuizen has confirmed that he will tee it up in this year’s AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and compete against a strong Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour field on La Réserve Golf Links, which he co-designed.
Oosthuizen, the winner of the 2010 Open, adds to a quality field that also includes defending champion Antoine Rozner and five-time DP World Tour champion and Heritage Golf Club ambassador Marcel Siem as part of the seventh edition of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open from 14-17 December.
The South African said he is looking forward to playing La Réserve Golf Links, which he co-designed with Peter Matkovich as the first and only contemporary links in the Indian Ocean and the latest and most keenly anticipated offering in Heritage Resorts’ golf portfolio.
“I’m very excited to compete in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open once again. Mauritius is a wonderful destination to visit and enjoy with my whole family. I also cannot wait to play La Réserve Golf Links under championship conditions and to see how the course responds to a quality international field of professionals,” said Oosthuizen.
“As one of my first golf course designs in partnership with Peter Matkovich, I am really proud of what we have achieved. When I first saw it, the site was immediately appealing and I had no doubt that we could produce something special on it.
“It’s exciting that it will open its fairways with the hosting of the 2023 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and be able to showcase to the world what is an outstanding addition to the amazing golf offering in Mauritius. I’m delighted to be a part of it.”
This will be Oosthuizen’s second appearance in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open following his seventh-place finish in 2017.
La Réserve Golf Links adds significantly to the already world-class golf offering in the south of Mauritius and on the renowned Bel Ombre estate, with Heritage Golf Club having hosted the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on three previous occasions on its critically acclaimed Le Château Golf Course.