Oosthuizen intrigued by World Super 6 Perth format


Louis Oosthuizen is intrigued by the new format that will be introduced at the World Super 6 Perth, which he says could encourage younger generations to get involved in the sport.

The event in Australia will combine 54 holes of stroke play from Thursday to Saturday, while the final day will consist of a knockout match play format over six holes.

Oosthuizen acknowledged that it puts a unique spin on things and would require a different mental approach.

Asked if the format will work, Oosthuizen told the European Tour website: "I think that's a question to ask after this week and see what everyone thinks.

"You've got to get your head around the fact that the stroke play is just a qualifier. You don't need to try and do anything heroic in the stroke play, just put yourself in a good position.

"I think golf needs changes to get people involved and appeal to younger people. We need to make it faster. I think in the future it would be great to see one or two more match play tournaments.

"This tournament is obviously completely different to a regular stroke play event. It doesn't matter what the other golfer plays like in the play-offs, you're trying to take one less shot than your opponent.

"Match play is a very tactical game - you're trying to put pressure on your opponent by hitting the fairways and the greens and letting him make the mistakes.

"It's completely different and I do really enjoy it. It's good for focusing on each specific shot at a time."