The British Open 2010 at the Old Course in St. Andrews has just concluded with a surprise winner. Unheralded 27-year old South African Louis Oosthuizen has just won his first major title at the British Open 2010. As early as the second round, Oosthuizen wrested the lead from first day leader Rory McIlroy as wind conditions worsened.
“To win an Open championship is special, but to win it at St. Andrews … it’s something you dream about.” Oosthuizen said.
It was a dominating performance as no player came closer than seven strokes behind other than Lee Westwood. Paul Casey, who was with Oosthuizen in the same flight, came within three shots and followed with a drive to the green on the ninth, a par-4 hole. Oosthuizen dampened Casey’s hopes by sinking a 50-foot eagle.
This is one major championship that Oosthuizen will forever cherish. The South African golfer on Sunday captured his first ever major title at the home of golf on Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday.