Major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Y.E. Yang have confirmed their participation in OneAsia's Nanshan China Masters tournament to be held from October 11-14 at the Nanshan International Golf Club.
South African Oosthuizen burst onto the world stage when he won The Open Championship in 2010 at St. Andrews, the home of golf.
He was second in this year’s Masters at Augusta after losing in a nail-biting play-off to American Bubba Watson.
In the final round Oosthuizen recorded an albatross, only the fourth in the history of the tournament and the first to be televised.
The 29 year old’s early professional career was financed by the Ernie Els Foundation, has five European Tour victories to his name spread across three continents including the Maybank Malaysian Open last month. He has also won seven times at home on the Sunshine Tour.
Oosthuizen said he was looking forward to taking on the players from the world's fastest-growing tour.
"Golf is such a worldwide sport now that you can have players from a country you've never heard of," he joked.
"But China is just getting bigger and bigger in golf and it is great for the sport."
South Korean Y.E. Yang, was the first player from Asia to win a Major when he came from behind to beat Tiger Woods by three shots in the 2009 PGA Championship.
At 40 years of age Yang, is no stranger to OneAsia having won both the Volvo China Open and the Kolon Korea Open in 2010. He has also won tournaments on the PGA TOUR, the European Tour, the Asian Tour as well as the Japan and Korea circuits.
Despite their Major accomplishments, Oosthuizen and Yang will not have it easy on what has already proved to be the most competitive tournament in OneAsia's four year history.
Last year Korean Kim Bi-o triumphed after a four-man playoff involving Australians Craig Hancock and Scott Laycock and Micheal Long of New Zealand.
Bi-o, who at just 20 years old at the time, was the youngest player to have a card on the PGA TOUR, has won twice on OneAsia this year having prevailed in the GS Caltex Maekyung Open and SK Telecom Open in successive weekends in Korea earlier this month. He currently leads the Order of Merit with U.S. $341,634.87.