Oosthuizen wins the British Open (silence the vuvuzelas, please)

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Congratulations to Louis Oosthuizen on winning the British Open today. I turned on the TV this morning and was shocked to see he was still far out front of everyone else early in his final round.

One of the images that will stick with me was of a woman in the gallery holding up a small South African flag as she watched Oosthuizen play. Under that Ping cap, he was steady to spectacular the past few days at St. Andrew’s, as dominating a performer in a major championship as any.

This has been a grand summer (winter, actually) for South Africa. First a terrific World Cup, and now a South African champion holding the claret jug.

Well played, South Africa. Well played.

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