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Harrington fourth as Oosthuizen stages remarkable recovery to win in Durban

Mark Garrod

Published 13/01/2013 | 15:01

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 12: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa tee's off at the 6th during the third round of the Volvo Champions at Durban Country Club on January 12, 2013 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

LOUIS Oosthuizen is up to a career-high fourth in the world after coming from five shots back to win the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban today.

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South Africa's 2010 Open champion shot a closing 66, the joint-lowest final round, to beat Scotland's Scott Jamieson - five clear of the entire field overnight - by one.



Third was Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee and fourth Irishman Padraig Harrington.



Jamieson, who won last month's Nelson Mandela Championship in the same city, is the first player to lose a five-shot 54-hole lead on the European Tour since Hennie Otto at the 2008 Madeira Islands Open.





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