Louis Oosthuizen wins British Open in a rout

7/18/10 in Golf   |   Scott   |   54574 respect

His friends call him "Shrek." But after his storybook week at St. Andrews ended Sunday with a whopping seven-shot win at the Open Championship, Louis Oosthuizen will forever be known as a major champion.

The South African -- a 200-to-1 shot when the tournament began -- started Sunday with a four-stroke advantage. It turned into a romp when his closest challenger, England's Paul Casey, took triple-bogey at the 12th. Oosthuizen shot a 1-under 71 in the final round for a 16-under 272 total.

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