Let's play a little game here, shall we? What do these people have in common:
You. Me. Louis Oosthuizen. Paul Casey. Martin Kaymer. Henrik Stenson. Alejandro Canizares. Lee Westwood. Dustin Johnson. Nick Watney. Sean O'Hair. Ricky Barnes. Rory McIlroy. JB Holmes. Sergio Garcia. Shane Lowry. Robert Karlsson. Jin Jeong.
Give up? It's not that we're devilishly handsome -- that's just me and Rory. No, it's that of that list, no one has won a major. (If you're reading this and you HAVE won a major, drop me a line. Let's hang.)
And, with the exception of you and me, those guys are all at the top of the leaderboard at the British Open. (If you're reading this and you actually happen to be among the leaders -- first off, focus! And second, drop me a line. After Sunday, of course.)
The only guy in the top 17 at St. Andrews who's won a major is Retief Goosen, and he's T8, ten strokes back of Woost-hazen. The South African with a tongue-tying last name has put himself four strokes clear of Casey and seven strokes clear of the rest of the field. He's shown nothing but steadiness and grace under pressure.
Certainly, it's a long way to the Claret Jug. The 54-hole leader failed to win the last three British Open championships, and as Dustin Johnson can testify from Pebble Beach last month, leads can vanish in a hurry. Still, Oosthuizen is setting up well to take this one in a runaway. Guess it's time to start remembering how to spell his name, huh?