British Open 2012 Highlights: Ernie Els Wins His Second Claret Jug Thanks To Adam Scott's Collapse

Heading into the final four holes of the 2012 British Open, Adam Scott had a three-stroke lead and seemed all but certain to walk away with the Claret Jug and his first career Major tournament win. Then, he suffered an epic collapse, bogeying his last four holes, the last a short putt on the 18th hole that eliminated the need for a playoff and handed the championship to Ernie Els. Els finished the tournament at 7-under and won his second British Open.

Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker ended up in a tie for third place at 3-under for the tournament, the two highest-placing American players in the field. Woods was 3-over in his final round but proved to the world that he still has plenty left in the tank.

Of the top four finishers, only Els -- at 2-under -- came in under par in the final round, speaking to how difficult the windy conditions were to manage during Sunday's fourth round.

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