Defending champ Oosthuizen to miss Andalucia Open


European Tour

MALAGA, Spain – British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen says he will miss the chance to defend his Andalucia Open title later this week because of a viral infection.

The 28-year-old South African says “it’s very disappointing, but I can’t risk making the problems worse.”

Oosthuizen recorded his first European Tour win last year on the Costa del Sol. Four months later, he won the British Open – his first major title – at St. Andrews.

The Andalucia Open begins Thursday.