Sunday, July 18, 2010
Louis Oothusizen Wins Open Championship By a Million
We all kept waiting for it, but it didn't come. Louis Oothuzien could have collapsed on Sunday at St. Andrews, but he didn't. Not even close. Actually, he did whatever the opposite of collapsing is (Rebuilding? Extending?).
Standing on the 18th tee, with the Open Championship locked up like Tiger Woods did in 2000 and Nick Faldo did in 1990, I joked that I loved Oosthuizen's chances, because honestly, there wasn't anything else to say.
He makes bogey on the 8th only to make an eagle on No. 9. He plays the entire golf course like he'd grown up in St. Andrews, and let everyone around him fall apart. They called it a clinic, but it was more than that. He just played the sport miles better than anyone else this week, and never made any big mistakes.
It might have been boring, but it wasn't bad golf. Oosthuizen is our British champion. Congrats to that guy.