Louis Oosthuizen wins the Open

Louis Oosthuizen won The Open yesterday after making a procession of the final round, finishing a full seven shots ahead of second placed Lee Westwood. The South African made light work of his first ever major triumph, carding a solid one-under 71 to finish 16-under for the tournament.

After an exciting start to the tournament, many of the challengers flattered to deceive , including Tiger Woods, who finished 23rd, and Rory McIlroy, who will be rueing the 80 he posted in Friday’s difficult weather. However, Oosthuizen deserved his win, after taking the lead on Friday and holding it over two days.

'It's unbelievable,’ he told BBC Sport. ‘After the 12th it became a bit difficult to keep such a big lead and to remain calm and focused but I kept cool and calm the whole way.

‘I'm glad I had eight shots on 18! I think I cramped up a bit with the putter on 18 as well. It was a battle for me to keep calm round this course. That was the biggest goal for me, to keep calm. It's probably going to hit me tomorrow or the week after what I did.’

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