Louis Oosthuizen

2010 / St Andrews

Unheralded the 27-year-old South African may have been, with just one European Tour victory the previous March, Louis Oosthuizen had learnt to cope with turbulent seaside weather growing up in Mossel Bay.

That helped no end as he won the 150th Anniversary Open by seven strokes – only Tiger Woods with an eight-stroke victory on the Old Course in 2000 had won by more since 1913.

Sadly, the pre-event Champions’ Challenge had to be cancelled due to torrential rain with the prize fund of £50,000 donated to the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.

Thursday’s weather was the best of the week and Rory McIlroy took advantage by returning a 63, equalling the major championship record.

It was the second 63 recorded at St Andrews, the eighth in all Opens but the first in an opening round. He led by two from Oosthuizen.

With high winds causing a suspension in play on Friday afternoon, McIlroy was blown off course with an 80. Oosthuizen was out in the second group of the day when it was not quite so windy, but breezy and rainy instead. His 67 was the joint-best of the day and gave him a five-stroke lead over 50-year-old former Champion Mark Calcavecchia.

Being the front-runner over the weekend did not faze the South African at all. His lead was four going into the last round and although he was rarely in need of any dramatics, he holed a 45-footer on the ninth for an eagle to quell any nerves.

Paul Casey found a bush at the 12th and took a double bogey so Lee Westwood finished as runner-up. Oosthuizen became the fourth South African to win The Open after Bobby Locke, Gary Player and Ernie Els and achieved his victory on Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Louis OOSTHUIZEN
1
65
67
69
71
272
-16
2
67
71
71
70
279
-9
T3
68
74
67
71
280
-8
T3
63
80
69
68
280
-8
T3
69
69
67
75
280
-8
Retief GOOSEN
6
69
70
72
70
281
-7
Martin KAYMER
T7
69
71
68
74
282
-6
Nick WATNEY
T7
67
73
71
71
282
-6
Sean O'HAIR
T7
67
72
72
71
282
-6
Robert ROCK
T7
68
78
67
69
282
-6
Luke DONALD
T11
73
72
69
69
283
-5
Jeff OVERTON
T11
73
69
72
69
283
-5
Alvaro QUIROS
T11
72
70
74
67
283
-5
T14
69
72
69
74
284
-4
Jin JEONG
T14
68
70
74
72
284
-4
JB HOLMES
T14
70
72
70
72
284
-4
T14
71
71
70
72
284
-4
Ignacio GARRIDO
T14
69
71
73
71
284
-4
Robert KARLSSON
T14
69
71
72
72
284
-4
T14
71
68
75
70
284
-4
T14
71
75
68
70
284
-4
T14
79
67
71
67
284
-4
Trevor IMMELMAN
T23
68
74
75
68
285
-3
Graeme McDOWELL
T23
71
68
76
70
285
-3
Stephen GALLACHER
T23
71
73
70
71
285
-3
T23
67
73
73
72
285
-3
T27
72
74
71
69
286
-2
Robert ALLENBY
T27
69
75
71
71
286
-2
Bradley DREDGE
T27
66
76
74
70
286
-2
T27
72
67
74
73
286
-2
Adam SCOTT
T27
72
70
72
72
286
-2
Edoardo MOLINARI
T27
69
76
73
68
286
-2
T27
70
74
70
72
286
-2
Ryo ISHIKAWA
T27
68
73
75
70
286
-2
Alejandro CANIZARES
T27
67
71
71
77
286
-2
Marcel SIEM
T27
67
75
74
70
286
-2
Colm MORIARTY
T37
72
73
72
70
287
-1
Shane LOWRY
T37
68
73
71
75
287
-1
Peter HANSON
T37
66
73
74
74
287
-1
Hunter MAHAN
T37
69
76
71
71
287
-1
Ross FISHER
T37
68
77
68
74
287
-1
Soren KJELDSEN
T37
72
74
70
71
287
-1
Vijay SINGH
T37
68
73
76
70
287
-1
T44
70
70
77
71
288
-
Ricky BARNES
T44
68
71
72
77
288
-
Bo VAN PELT
T44
69
72
73
74
288
-
Camilo VILLEGAS
T44
68
75
70
75
288
-
Lucas GLOVER
T48
67
76
70
76
289
1
John SENDEN
T48
68
76
73
72
289
1
T48
73
71
70
75
289
1
Simon DYSON
T48
69
75
73
72
289
1
T48
66
76
74
73
289
1
T48
70
74
71
74
289
1
KT KIM
T48
70
74
73
72
289
1
Zane SCOTLAND
T55
70
74
72
74
290
2
Steve STRICKER
T55
71
74
71
74
290
2
Simon KHAN
T55
74
69
73
74
290
2
Danny CHIA
T55
69
77
74
70
290
2
Steve MARINO
T55
69
76
69
76
290
2
T60
73
71
72
75
291
3
YE YANG
T60
67
74
76
74
291
3
Peter SENIOR
T60
73
71
74
73
291
3
Heath SLOCUM
T60
71
74
73
73
291
3
Tom PERNICE JR
T60
72
74
71
74
291
3
Toru TANIGUCHI
T60
70
70
77
74
291
3
T60
71
73
76
71
291
3
T60
71
74
75
71
291
3
Hirofumi MIYASE
T68
71
75
73
73
292
4
Colin MONTGOMERIE
T68
74
71
74
73
292
4
Fredrik ANDERSSON HED
T68
67
74
73
78
292
4
Steven TILEY
T68
66
79
73
74
292
4
Andrew COLTART
72
66
77
74
76
293
5
73
70
67
77
80
294
6
Thomas AIKEN
T74
71
73
77
74
295
7
Richard S JOHNSON
T74
73
73
76
73
295
7
T76
72
74
74
76
296
8
Scott VERPLANK
T76
72
73
74
77
296
8
Thomas BJORN
M/C
70
77
-
-
-
M/C
Tom WHITEHOUSE
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
69
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
70
77
-
-
-
M/C
Gregory HAVRET
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
68
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Eric CHUN
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
Ross McGOWAN
M/C
68
80
-
-
-
M/C
Ryuichi ODA
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Gareth MAYBIN
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Tano GOYA
M/C
70
78
-
-
-
M/C
Rhys DAVIES
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
Seung Yul NOH
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Gonzalo FERNANDEZ-CASTANO
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
69
79
-
-
-
M/C
Ben CRANE
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Mike WEIR
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Angel CABRERA
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Davis LOVE III
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Chris WOOD
M/C
70
79
-
-
-
M/C
Michael SIM
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
Jason BOHN
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
D A POINTS
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
Bill HAAS
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Yuta IKEDA
M/C
72
78
-
-
-
M/C
Koumei ODA
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Paul GOYDOS
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Geoff OGILVY
M/C
72
78
-
-
-
M/C
Hiroyuki FUJITA
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Jim FURYK
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
KJ CHOI
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Kenny PERRY
M/C
71
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
69
82
-
-
-
M/C
Jean HUGO
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Loren ROBERTS
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
Anders HANSEN
M/C
77
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
76
-
-
-
M/C
Soren HANSEN
M/C
72
79
-
-
-
M/C
Tim PETROVIC
M/C
71
80
-
-
-
M/C
Tim Clark
M/C
71
80
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
Phillip ARCHER
M/C
75
76
-
-
-
M/C
Byeong Hun AN
M/C
72
79
-
-
-
M/C
Joshua CUNLIFFE
M/C
75
77
-
-
-
M/C
Kurt BARNES
M/C
75
77
-
-
-
M/C
Darren FICHARDT
M/C
74
78
-
-
-
M/C
Thongchai JAIDEE
M/C
75
77
-
-
-
M/C
Jamie ABBOTT
M/C
73
79
-
-
-
M/C
Paul STREETER
M/C
76
76
-
-
-
M/C
Shunsuke SONODA
M/C
74
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
81
-
-
-
M/C
Mathew GOGGIN
M/C
74
79
-
-
-
M/C
Victor DUBUISSON
M/C
80
73
-
-
-
M/C
Katsumasa MIYAMOTO
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
80
-
-
-
M/C
Ryan MOORE
M/C
70
84
-
-
-
M/C
Thomas LEVET
M/C
73
81
-
-
-
M/C
Jerry KELLY
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
Mark F HAASTRUP
M/C
72
82
-
-
-
M/C
Jae-Bum PARK
M/C
76
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Brian GAY
M/C
72
83
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
77
78
-
-
-
M/C
Cameron PERCY
M/C
76
79
-
-
-
M/C
Jose Manuel LARA
M/C
80
75
-
-
-
M/C
Jason DUFNER
M/C
73
82
-
-
-
M/C
George McNEILL
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Gary CLARK
M/C
79
77
-
-
-
M/C
Glen DAY
M/C
78
79
-
-
-
M/C
Martin LAIRD
M/C
74
83
-
-
-
M/C
Ewan PORTER
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
Laurie CANTER
M/C
81
79
-
-
-
M/C
Simon EDWARDS
M/C
79
86
-
-
-
M/C

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