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2010 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 2010 British Open Golf Tournament

Louis Oosthuizen ran away with the 2010 British Open, winning by seven strokes over the wind-blown Old Course in St. Andrews.

Oosthuizen closed the tournament in dominating fashion, but Rory McIlroy began it that way. In the first round, McIlroy tied the major championship 18-hole record with a round of 63. But in the afternoon portion of second-round play, a powerful gale blew across the Old Course. The wind was so strong that it even halted play for a while after golf balls on some putting surfaces started wobbling or even blowing away.

McIlroy played in that second-round gale, and followed his opening 63 with an 80. Oosthuizen, however, lucked out with a morning draw, played in better (although rainy) conditions, and shot 67.

Oosthuizen took the tournament lead after the seventh hole of his second round, and never gave it up. He led by five after Round 2 and by four following Round 3. Paul Casey was the player four back heading into the final round, with everyone else farther back. But Casey's tournament chances met their doom when he triple-bogied the 12th hole.

Oosthuizen, ranked No. 54 in the world at the beginning of the tournament and with one European Tour victory to his credit, held steady throughout the final round. He drove the par-4 ninth green and made the eagle putt. Only a bogey at the No. 17 Road Hole prevented Oosthuizen from tying the modern tournament record for largest margin of victory.

Lee Westwood finished second, and McIlroy recovered from his second-round disaster to tie for third.

2010 British Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 2010 British Open golf tournament played on the par-72 Old Course at St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland (a-amateur):

Louis Oosthuizen 65-67-69-71--272 $1,011,840
Lee Westwood 67-71-71-70--279 $595,200
Rory McIlroy 63-80-69-68--280 $305,536
Henrik Stenson 68-74-67-71--280 $305,536
Paul Casey 69-69-67-75--280 $305,536
Retief Goosen 69-70-72-70--281 $208,321
Robert Rock 68-78-67-69--282 $144,336
Sean O'Hair 67-72-72-71--282 $144,336
Nick Watney 67-73-71-71--282 $144,336
Martin Kaymer 69-71-68-74--282 $144,336
Alvaro Quiros 72-70-74-67--283 $97,216
Jeff Overton 73-69-72-69--283 $97,216
Luke Donald 73-72-69-69--283 $97,216
Rickie Fowler 79-67-71-67--284 $68,076
Tom Lehman 71-68-75-70--284 $68,076
Charl Schwartzel 71-75-68-70--284 $68,076
Ignacio Garrido 69-71-73-71--284 $68,076
a-Jin Jeong 68-70-74-72--284  
Robert Karlsson 69-71-72-72--284$68,076
Sergio Garcia 71-71-70-72--284$68,076
J.B. Holmes 70-72-70-72--284$68,076
Dustin Johnson 69-72-69-74--284 $68,076
Trevor Immelman 68-74-75-68--285 $49,997
Graeme McDowell 71-68-76-70--285 $49,997
Stephen Gallacher 71-73-70-71--285 $49,997
Tiger Woods 67-73-73-72--285 $49,997
Edoardo Molinari 69-76-73-68--286 $37,200
Matt Kuchar 72-74-71-69--286 $37,200
Ryo Ishikawa 68-73-75-70--286 $37,200
Bradley Dredge 66-76-74-70--286 $37,200
Marcel Siem 67-75-74-70--286 $37,200
Robert Allenby 69-75-71-71--286 $37,200
Kevin Na 70-74-70-72--286 $37,200
Adam Scott 72-70-72-72--286 $37,200
Miguel Angel Jimenez 72-67-74-73--286$37,200
Alejandro Canizares 67-71-71-77--286 $37,200
Vijay Singh 68-73-76-70--287 $26,189
Colm Moriarty 72-73-72-70--287 $26,189
Soren Kjeldsen 72-74-70-71--287$26,189
Hunter Mahan 69-76-71-71--287 $26,189
Peter Hanson 66-73-74-74--287$26,189
Ross Fisher 68-77-68-74--287 $26,189
Shane Lowry 68-73-71-75--287 $26,189
Darren Clarke 70-70-77-71--288 $20,386
Bo Van Pelt 69-72-73-74--288 $20,386
Camilo Villegas 68-75-70-75--288 $20,386
Ricky Barnes 68-71-72-77--288 $20,386
Simon Dyson 69-75-73-72--289 $16,377
John Senden 68-76-73-72--289$16,377
Kyung-Tae Kim 70-74-73-72--289$16,377
John Daly 66-76-74-73--289 $16,377
Stewart Cink 70-74-71-74--289 $16,377
Phil Mickelson 73-71-70-75--289$16,377
Lucas Glover 67-76-70-76--289 $16,377
Danny Chia 69-77-74-70--290 $14,761
Simon Khan 74-69-73-74--290 $14,761
Zane Scotland 70-74-72-74--290 $14,761
Steve Stricker 71-74-71-74--290 $14,761
Steve Marino 69-76-69-76--290 $14,761
Ian Poulter 71-73-76-71--291$13,987
Jason Day 71-74-75-71--291 $13,987
Peter Senior 73-71-74-73--291$13,987
Heath Slocum 71-74-73-73--291 $13,987
Toru Taniguchi 70-70-77-74--291 $13,987
Y.E. Yang 67-74-76-74--291 $13,987
Tom Pernice Jr. 72-74-71-74--291 $13,987
Marc Leishman 73-71-72-75--291 $13,987
Hirofumi Miyase 71-75-73-73--292 $13,273
Colin Montgomerie 74-71-74-73--292 $13,273
Steven Tiley 66-79-73-74--292$13,273
Fredrik Andersson Hed 67-74-73-78--292 $13,273
Andrew Coltart 66-77-74-76--293 $13,064
Mark Calcavecchia 70-67-77-80--294 $12,856
Richard S. Johnson 73-73-76-73--295 $12,678
Thomas Aiken 71-73-77-74--295 $12,678
Zach Johnson 72-74-74-76--296 $12,440
Scott Verplank 72-73-74-77--296 $12,440

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