Knee no problem: Oosthuizen fit for Presidents Cup


INCHEON, South Korea – Louis Oosthuizen said he will be ready to play on Thursday when the Presidents Cup gets underway after withdrawing from the Tour Championship last month with a muscle strain in his right knee.

“I had a very relaxed week last week,” Oosthuizen said on Monday at the Presidents Cup. “It should be good. I’ve had a lot of therapy and stuff on it. I don’t really know where it came from but it’s fine. It went away very quickly.”

Oosthuizen, who withdrew after 14 holes on Day 1 at the Tour Championship because of his ailing knee, said he played just 18 holes while riding in a golf cart back home in South Florida last week and that he still feels tightness in his knee “every now and then.”

The South African didn’t play on Monday at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, instead riding around the course in a golf cart and working on his short game.

Oosthuizen also said his right wrist was feeling better. Before the first round of the Tour Championship he went to a local hospital to have a ganglion cyst drained, but he said it will not be an issue this week in Korea where he will be making his second start in the Presidents Cup.