Louis Oosthuizen has confirmed he'll make his first appearance at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in a decade.

The South African will head for Lahinch at the start of July as he tunes up his links game before the final Major of the season - the British Open - which takes place in Royal Portrush two weeks later.

Oosthuizen joins Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willett and Lee Westwood in the field for the second Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai.

Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry have also confirmed their presence at the tournament, which is hosted by 2014 Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley.

Oosthuizen last played the Irish Open back in 2009, a year before he lifted the Claret Jug at St Andrews courtesy of a seven-stroke victory, becoming just the fourth South African player to win the British Open after Bobby Locke, Gary Player and Ernie Els.

"I’m really looking forward to getting back to Ireland and playing links golf again," he said. "It’ll be three weeks of links golf. Playing in America, you lose the feel of links golf and you need a proper links course to get those low, running shots back.

"I’ll be over there in Ireland for three weeks and I’ll have the family with me, so it’ll be fun. I’ll spend the week playing links golf, the week in between taking a break with the family, drive around Ireland, go along the west coast all the way up to Portrush.

"I don’t know much about Lahinch. I spoke to Paul about it and he’s really been telling me what he’s trying to achieve and how the golf course will look. It’s great seeing Paul be really passionate about the tournament. He’s emailing me a lot and talking to me about it and I’m really looking forward to going."