Round 4: Open Championship
July 22 2012
Ernie Els is a British Open champion again.
Six times a runner-up in major championships — three of those coming in the British Open — Els watched as someone else endured the heartbreak before hoisting his second Claret Jug.
Leading by four with four holes to play, Adam Scott collapsed with four bogeys over his final four holes at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
It is the fourth major championship of Els’ career and first since a decade ago at Murifield. Els has now won a major in three different decades.
With the win, Els earns 600 FedExCup points. It his first victory on the PGA TOUR since 2010 at Bay Hill.