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Jul 19, 2010

St Andrews ‘Road’ hole a roaring success, says R&A

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – The 17th ‘Road’ hole at St Andrews lived up to its billing as the ‘toughest par-four in championship golf’ with organisers backing the decision to add an extra 40 yards to the challenge.

Much of the drama of the 150th anniversary British Open was played out on the 495-yard hole which provided the most difficult test of the week with a stroke average of 4.66.

Jul 19, 2010

St Andrews “Road” hole a roaring success, says R&A

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – The 17th ‘Road’ hole at St Andrews lived up to its billing as the ‘toughest par-four in championship golf’ with organizers backing the decision to add an extra 40 yards to the challenge.

Much of the drama of the 150th anniversary British Open was played out on the 495-yard hole which provided the most difficult test of the week with a stroke average of 4.66.

Jul 19, 2010

Golf-Open-St Andrews ‘Road’ hole a roaring success, says R&A

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 19 (Reuters) – The 17th ‘Road’
hole at St Andrews lived up to its billing as the ‘toughest
par-four in championship golf’ with organisers backing the
decision to add an extra 40 yards to the challenge.

Much of the drama of the 150th anniversary British Open was
played out on the 495-yard hole which provided the most
difficult test of the week with a stroke average of 4.66.

Jul 18, 2010

Classy Oosthuizen romps to seven-shot victory

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen turned the British Open into a procession on Sunday, winning the famed Claret Jug after crushing the world’s best by seven strokes at the home of golf.

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.

Jul 18, 2010

Old Course finally earns Westwood’s respect

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Lee Westwood was once asked if he rated the Old Course at St Andrews as the best in the world and replied he thought it was not in the top 100 in Fife. Whether he was joking or not, he does not mean it now.

The home of golf has finally earned the respect of the world number three after a testing week which saw South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen emerge as the British Open champion.

Jul 18, 2010

Golf-Open-Old Course finally earns Westwood’s respect

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 18 (Reuters) – Lee Westwood was
once asked if he rated the Old Course at St Andrews as the best
in the world and replied he thought it was not in the top 100 in
Fife. Whether he was joking or not, he does not mean it now.

The home of golf has finally earned the respect of the world
number three after a testing week which saw South Africa’s Louis
Oosthuizen emerge as the British Open champion.

Jul 18, 2010

Oosthuizen claims crushing St Andrews victory

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – South African Louis Oosthuizen kept his cool to claim a first major title with a crushing seven-stroke victory in the British Open at the home of golf on Sunday.

Oosthuizen, who had missed the cut in all his three previous Opens, never looked like being headed after starting the day four clear and finished with a 71 for a 16-under total of 272.

Jul 18, 2010

Oosthuizen starts major finale as pack waits to pounce

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Louis Oosthuizen faced his moment of truth on Sunday, teeing off at the first hole in the final round of the British Open with a four-shot lead and a hungry chasing pack looking to score low.

The 27-year-old Oosthuizen and England’s Paul Casey were the last of the 39 pairings to go out as strengthening winds at the Old Course promised to make it an unpredictable afternoon of scoring in the year’s third major.

Jul 18, 2010

Golf-Open-Oosthuizen starts major finale as pack waits to pounce

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 18 (Reuters) – Louis Oosthuizen
faced his moment of truth on Sunday, teeing off at the first
hole in the final round of the British Open with a four-shot
lead and a hungry chasing pack looking to score low.

The 27-year-old Oosthuizen and England’s Paul Casey were the
last of the 39 pairings to go out as strengthening winds at the
Old Course promised to make it an unpredictable afternoon of
scoring in the year’s third major.

Jul 17, 2010

McIlroy restores wind-battered confidence

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – After the savage St Andrews weather battered the confidence of Rory McIlroy on Friday, he got his British Open challenge back on course with a defiant third round.

McIlroy’s 69 maintained his record of never carding a round in the 70s at the Old Course, but unfortunately for the 21-year-old his demoralizing second-round 80 meant he was not challenging more strongly going into the final round.