An impressive birdie putt on the 72 hole at Royal Lytham & St Anne's would eventually be the clincher for South African Ernie Els, who thanks to a complete collapse by Australian Adam Scott over his last four holes led the way for Els' second Open title, and fourth major of his career.
Els fired a final round of 2-under 68 on a day that red numbers were hard to come by, though was looking like it would matter not as Adam Scott was well ahead of the field. But with bogies on his last four holes, including missing a par putt on the18th to force a playoff with Els. Scott finished with a round of 5-over 75 on Sunday.
Tiger Woods also struggled mightliy on Sunday, dropping a number of shots including a triple-bogey on the 6th. Still, Tiger would finish tied for third with Brandt Snedeker after a 3-over 73
Els, 42, has now won a major in three different decades.
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