Unheralded Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa seeks to win the British Open title today. Barring any major disasters, Oosthuizen is on track to capturing his first major today. What makes it more special is that it can happen right at the Old Course at St. Andrews.
Oosthuizen has led from the second day onwards, wresting the lead from first day leader Rory McIlroy who faltered due to the weather conditions. The first round was virtually defenseless without any gusts of wind, allowing most players to break par on Thursday. The succeeding rounds were not as good as players had to endure brutal winds of up to 40 miles per hour.
Oosthuizen began the last round with a 4-stroke advantage over closest pursuer Paul Casey. Midway through the final round, he has maintained this lead heading to the back nine. Casey and Oosthuizen are in the same flight. There are no other threats to the lead, making this a two-man showdown for the claret jug today.