South African Louis Oosthuizen won the 2010 British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland on Sunday, July 18.
This is the 27 year old’s second major win, his first win at the European PGA Tour event in Spain earlier this year.
Oosthuizen won by a long shot, finishing one-under-par 71 gaving him a 16-under total of 272 -16. The closest to Oosthuizen was Lee Westwood of England who finished with -9, followed by Sweden’s Henrik Stenson with -8, Paul Casey of England with -8 and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with -8.
“That eagle on nine, that got me started,” Oosthuizen said. “It was a big change on 12 when Paul made triple and I made birdie. All of a sudden, it was mine to throw away.”
“Nobody was going to stop him,” said Paul Casey. “He didn’t miss a shot today. I don’t know if he missed one all week. That was four days of tremendous golf. He didn’t flinch today.”
“It’s unbelievable,” Oosthuizen said after he won the 2010 British Open. “It was difficult having such a big lead to keep calm and focussed, but I kept calm all the way. It’s just amazing.”
Tiger Woods had his worst 72-hole finish in a major in six years.
“I’m not going to win all of them,” Woods said after the British Open. “I’ve lost a lot more than I’ve won.”
“He’s doing all the things he needs to do,” said Woods about Oosthuizen performance. “He’s being consistent, putting all the pressure on Paul to come get him. He doesn’t need to go out there and shoot a low round today.”