Els stuns Scott for 2nd Open titleJul 22, 2012 - 5:36 PM Lytham St. Annes, England (Sports Network) - Ernie Els won the Open Championship on Sunday in a stunning final round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes that saw Adam Scott bogey the last four holes to lose by one.
Scott held a 4-shot lead with four to play and bogeyed them all. Els drained a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th, then watched Scott miss an 8-foot par save at the last to give Els his fourth major title.
Els captured this event in 2002 at Muirfield and won the U.S. Open in both 1994 and 1997.
He shot a 2-under 68 on Sunday to finish at 7-under 273.
Scott, looking for his first major victory, had a 5-over 75 and missed a playoff by one tantalizing stroke.
Tiger Woods was done in on Sunday by a disastrous triple bogey and shot a 3- over 73. He tied for third place with Brandt Snedeker, who carded a 4-over 74, at minus-3.
World No. 1 Luke Donald (69) and Graeme McDowell (75) tied for fifth at 2- under par.
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