<p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: #666666; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16.796875px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent;">South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen turned the British Open into a procession on Sunday 18 July 2010, winning the famed Claret Jug after crushing the world's best by seven strokes at the home of gol</strong>f.
The 27-year-old brought the Old Course, and the rest of the field, to its knees with an assured display of ball-striking and control to become the sixth South African major winner, and the first at the Open since Ernie Els in 2002.
“For a 27-year old, this is no small feat. Oosthuizen has written himself and our country into the history books by becoming the fourth South African, after Bobby Locke, Gary Player and Ernie Els to win the British Open. A master stroke was winning it on the international Nelson Mandela Day,” said Zuma.