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Volvo Golf Champions starts on Thursday

Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel have been singled out as favourites to win the tournament.

South African golf player, Charl Schwartzel during the third round of the Nanshan China Masters at the Montgomerie Course, Nanshan International Golf Club, in Shandong Province. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The Volvo Golf Champions tournament starts at the Durban Country Club on Thursday.

Thomas Bjørn will be among the players that will tee off and he has been drawn alongside Louis Oosthuizen.

Ahead of the opening round, Bjorn says he is looking forward to playing against him.

"You can't help but love to play with someone that swings a club like that. He probably has the best swing in the game of golf."

Bjørn singled out Charl Schwartzel as a favourite to win the tournament.

"Charl is the best player that's here in the field this week. We know what Charl is capable of and we know what kind of player he is."

He said Schwartzel and Oosthuizen have always been very difficult to deal with in South Africa.

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