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Oosthuizen confident his back will hold up

The golfer has been suffering from a long-standing back problem.

The Volvo Champions Golf Tournament starts on Thursday. Picture: EWN Sport.

JOHANNESBURG - Golfer Louis Oosthuizen on Wednesday said he is confident his back will hold up as he prepares for the Volvo Champions Golf Tournament.

The vent starts in Durban on Thursday.

Oosthuizen has been suffering from a long-standing back problem.

"It's getting there slowly. At least I'm managing and I can play. I don't have any pain while I'm playing but now and then, it's sore after I finish a round."

The golfer admitted that how his back holds ups will determine his touring schedule for the rest of the year.

"I'll take my schedule week by week. If I have to withdraw from an event at the last minute, then I'll do that," said Oosthuizen. "I just need to get my head around it and focus on the golf."

Meanwhile, Charl Schwartzel says he is looking forward to the challenges that the Durban Country Club will hold in store.

"This golf course has treated me well over the years. I won the Freddie Tait Cup here as an amateur and then got a second and a fourth place at the South African Open. It's one of the old, classic and great golf courses. You need to have your thinking cap on around here."

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