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Leaderboard Dominated by Oosthuizen at the Major

The commencement and conclusion of the opening round of the (British) Open have already occurred. A familiar presence once again emerged at the summit of the leaderboard, none other than Louis Oosthuizen. Accumulating ten victories across the PGA Tour and European Tour, the South African golfer, aged 38, clinched his solitary major triumph at the Open in 2010. Despite his age, he consistently presents himself notably in crucial situations, particularly in recent times when major accolades are at stake. Following the initial round at Royal St. George’s, he ascended to the top with a score of -6.

 

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He notched up six birdies within a nine-hole streak between the 8th and 16th holes, without dropping any shots throughout the day. Holding a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman, and a two-shot advantage over previous Open victor Stewart Cink, McKenzie Hughes, and Dylan Frittelli. Oosthuizen might not be the most glamorous choice when it comes to majors, yet consistently remains in contention with his classical ball-striking style. Once again, his presence hints at the journey to seize the Claret Jug. The course surprisingly offered easier conditions compared to its usual reputation, although, as is the norm at the Open, this scenario may swiftly change. Harsher weather conditions could loom over the weekend, presenting a formidable challenge for players vying for major championship glory.

 

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