Ernie Els Takes British Open

    LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 22:  Ernie Els of South Africa celebrates with his caddie Ricci Roberts after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club on July 22, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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    After an ending that’s likely left his opponents thoroughly bumfuzzled, Ernie Els won the British Open on Sunday. The golfer came from five shots behind leader Adam Scott to win the major tournament. Despite Scott’s healthy lead, Els birdied on the 18th hole while Scott frittered his head start away, bogeying on the last four holes. “Last year, I was nowhere,” Els said after his head-snapping finish on the links at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. “Somehow I started believing a little bit more, and here we are.”

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