Tony Jacklin in 1970 was the last british golfer to win the US Open.
South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen won the British Open 2010.
Matteo Manassero, he won the 2009 British Amateur. He played with Tom Watson in the first two rounds and he finished as low amateur and therefore won the silver medal.
No golfer has ever won 6 US Opens.
Tracy Austin was the youngest female to win the US Open at the age of 16 years 9 months in 1979.
Tiger Woods was approximately 25 years old when he won the British Open. Tiger is a well known professional golfer.
The R&A states, entry is open to any golfer with a handicap of 0 or better.
Moved on from my previous answer - Darren Clarke, which was correct at the time of writing - Updated again to Rory McllRoy in 2014.
The only South African player I can think of right now is Ernie Els....I'm sure there are others, but I believe he is the best South African golfer!
According to Wikipedia (refer to the link, below), Tracy Austin was the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match, and, subsequently, that Championship at 16 years, 9 months in 1979.
Pete Sampras was the youngest man when he won in 1990: 19 years and one month. Tracy Austin was the youngest woman: 16 years and 8 months in 1979.
Old Tom Morris, he was 46 years and 99 days old when he won it in 1867.
probably Ben Curtis when he won the British Open
Gary Player (1959, 1968, 1974)
Doesn't get a bean. Amateurs do not get any prize money.