British Open

The Most Unlikely British Open Champs

With two of the world's best players (Adam Scott and Justin Rose) winning the first two major championships of 2013, perhaps the British Open is due to have another surprising winner. We look at the players who were able to break through unexpectably at golf's oldest major

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Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen, 2010

The South African took advantage of a good weather draw early and never let up, winning by seven shots and forcing ESPN broadcasters to scramble to learn how to pronounce his name. Many turned to simply going by his nickname: "Shrek." Ranked 54th in the world and with just one European Tour win under his belt coming in, the 27-year-old Oosthuizen led for the final 48 holes.
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