Surgery no small thing for Rum­ford

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

ROYAL Perth golf club mem­ber Brett Rum­ford has spent the past three months get­ting to know the course at Lake Kar­rinyup Coun­try Club ahead of this week’s $1.75 mil­lion Perth In­ter­na­tional.

Rum­ford, who has fo­cused on re­turn­ing to good health and form in the past year fol­low­ing surgery to re­move part of his small in­tes­tine, said he had been play­ing at the club reg­u­larly with mem­bers.

“Maybe more than I should be al­lowed to be,” he said at last week’s Perth In­ter­na­tional Me­dia Golf Day.

“It’s (Kar­rinyup) one of the best cour­ses I’ve played.”

Rum­ford said Vic­tor Dubuis­son, Tommy Fleet­wood and Louis Oosthuizen would en­sure there was a good con­test be­tween Fe­bru­ary 25 and 28.

Den­mark’s Thor­b­jorn Ole­sen will re­turn to de­fend his 2014 ti­tle and Sal­ter Point res­i­dent Scott Strange will also take to the field.

The Perth In­ter­na­tional will in­clude fam­i­lyfriendly events such as a Quokka Cup putting com­pe­ti­tion for ju­niors, gi­ant jenga and food trucks.

There will be 156 play­ers from 28 coun­tries vy­ing for the prize money. Tick­ets are avail­able at www.tick­et­mas­

Brett Rum­ford loves the Kar­rinyup course.

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