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Oosthuizen shares lead with Larrazabal in Qatar

Louis Oosthuizen made another fast start to his first tournament of the year, shooting a 7-under 65 in the first round of the Qatar Masters to share the lead with Pablo Larrazabal on Wednesday.

The 2010 British Open champion has won his first event of the calendar year in four of the last five years, and is in a good position already in Qatar after rolling in seven birdies in a bogey-free round.

"I don't know the reason why I always play well in January — probably because I'm well rested after a long break and a holiday. I should take more eight-week breaks," said Oosthuizen, who is bidding to become the fourth South African winner in six events so far in the...