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Louis Oosthuizen pulled out of the Joburg Open with a freak finger injury

Home favourite Louis Oosthuizen had to withdraw after sustaining a freak injury.

While at the airport last week, he got his fingers jammed coming back from the Mauritius Open.

He posted a picture in which his fingers were clearly swollen and he appeared to be in a lot of pain.

Discussing his decision to pull out, Oosthuizen said: “This morning is even worse than it was yesterday, so I tried to grip a golf club but there's no way I can go to my grip position.

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“It's a bit of an unfortunate one, but I don't want to tee off Thursday and play one hole or a few shots and then withdraw after taking someone's spot.”

America’s Cody Martin takes Oosthuizen’s place.

Meanwhile, Dylan Frittelli, who has claimed back-to-back European Tour titles will get his round underway at 09:05am.

On offer for the winner is 1,150,000 Race to Dubai Points.

And there is a total prize fund of £1.3million as well.