Louis Oosthuizen becomes only the second South African to win The Open at St Andrews. With a career defining performance he strode to a 7 stroke winning margin.
Oosthuizen's seven-stroke winning margin over Lee Westwood at St Andrews in 2010 has been bettered at The Open only by Tiger Woods since 1913.
At the time he was world-ranked 54th and a 200/1 long shot, having previously made only one cut in a major, but he was so close to winning on the course again in 2015.
Forced his way into the play-off against Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman with a closing birdie and started the four extra holes with another, but Johnson matched it and went on to win by one. The South African has finished second in all four majors.
He also lost a play-off to Bubba Watson in the 2012 Masters after an albatross on the second hole, finished alongside Dustin Johnson one stroke behind Jordan Spieth at the 2015 US Open and then in 2017 was joint runner-up behind Justin Thomas at the PGA Championship.
A career that has taken him to world No.4 also includes eight European Tour titles, a 57 on his home Mossel Bay course and three Presidents Cup caps.
At the 2015 match he won all four games with Branden Grace and halved the top singles against Patrick Reed.