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2012 British Open Results: Ernie Els Wins After Shocking Collapse By Adam Scott

Despite having a four shot lead with four holes to play, Adam Scott fell apart down the stretch, losing the 2012 British Open after bogeying the remaining holes of his round to allow Ernie Els to take home the title with a score of seven-under.

Sunday proved to be a very difficult day on the course, as Scott was already one-over on the day before his collapse, finishing the day at five-over and six-under for the tournament.

Els was the only golfer who finished in the top ten with a score below par during the final round, which attributed greatly to his win. Tiger Woods finished in a tie for third place with Brandt Snedeker at three-under par.

This is the fourth major win for Els, as he now has two Claret Jugs to go with two U.S. Open titles.

You can find a full 2012 British Open Leaderboard at

For more on the Open, stick with SB Nation Tampa Bay's 2012 British Open StoryStreamand SB Nation's golf hub.

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