Oosthuizen Wins British Open 2010
Bring in the vuvuzelas, or at least the bagpipes. South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen became the latest unlikely British Open winner, blowing the field at the home of golf for a seven-shot victory that was never in doubt since the 27-year-old took the lead in the second round.
On a day when revered South African leader Nelson Mandela turned 92, Oosthuizen closed out his four days at the famed St. Andrews Old Course with a 1-under 71 to beat Lee Westwood (70) by seven strokes and give South Africa another reason to celebrate after successfully hosting the World Cup. Oosthuizen was never threatened in the final round, especially after Paul Casey, who started the day four shots off, crumbled with a 75, which landed him in a tie three-way tie for third to fifth places with Henrik Stenson and round-one leader Rory McIlroy.
Tiger Woods failed to produce a sterling final round and settled with an even-par 72 for a 3-under 285 total in a tie for 23rd place. Woods is now winless in all of the seven tournaments he has entered this year and his total was his worst in a major over the last six years.