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2012 British Open: Ernie Els Wins While Adam Scott Collapses

The 2012 British Open was everything you could want in a major championship. It had big names at the top of the leaderboard, drama on Sunday and great storylines. It was a tournament to remember, except for Adam Scott.

Ernie Els found a way to take home his fourth career major at Royal Lytham's and St. Anne's by playing superb golf. The South African was sublime on Sunday, leading to his victory with a score of 7-under for the tournament. However, it was Scott who lost an overwhelming lead on the final back nine of the weekend.

Scott bogeyed his final four holes, including the 18th to ultimately cost him what would have been his first major title.

Nobody else was within shouting distance when the dust settled, with Tiger Woods not being much of a factor. Woods played even through first five holes before ending the competitive phase of his Open Championship with a triple bogey on the sixth.

Pennsylvania's own Jim Furyk finished his weekend with a 71, moving him up in the final standings slightly. Furyk tied for 34th place when all was set and done.

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