Monday, July 19, 2010

Louis Oosthuizen wins British Open: Another great moment for Africa!

Sunday 18th July was another great day for Africa - as Louis Oosthuizen won the British Open with a massive seven stroke lead. Carding a one under par 71 in the final round of the Open on Sunday, Oosthuizen finished the tournament with a fabulous 16 under par score, brought about by twenty birdies, one eagle and only 6 bogeys in the four rounds through Thursday to Sunday.

Add on to this the fact that his win came on Nelson Mandela's 92nd birthday - it was a nostalgic moment as he dedicated his win to "Madiba" during his winner's speech.

Louis Oosthuizen played in Kenya at the Muthaiga golf club during the Africa Junior Golf challenge where he was named player of the tournament, this after winning the Karen Golf Challenge at the Karen Golf Club in 1999.

On a more personal note - I meet his brother at the Roodepoort Country Club in 2003, where I bought my first Ping Driver, a club I still own. Getting left-handed clubs is generally not very easy in Kenya, but I was able to get a sweet deal on this club from Louis' brother who was working at the ProShop at Roodepoort CC. Louis' brother was very excited to find out that I was from Kenya and spoke very proudly of his brother's achievements in the golf arena.

Well done Louis, you have made African's all over the world very proud!

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