(Las Vegas, NV) – UNLV alum Adam Scott had the lead going into Sunday’s final round at the British Open. He was up four strokes at 11-under when it all fell apart.
Scott shot a final round 5-over 75 with a round that was marred by seven bogeys, including one each on the final four holes of play. Had he been able to shoot a par on the final hole, a playoff with Ernie Els would have been in order, but the Australian wasn’t able to get the job done and Ernie Els was crowned champion of the British Open.
The South African won the claret jug by shooting a final round 2-under-68 to finish 7 shots under par. To get the win, Els had to overcome a six-shot disadvantage when the final round started.
Tiger Woods skied to a 3-over-73 in the final round to finish tied for third with Brandt Snedeker at three-under. Woods says his day pretty much ended with a triple-bogey on the sixth hole.
The win by Els is his fourth in a major and second in the British Open. His first win in the world’s oldest major came at Muirfield in 2002. He also won the U.S. Open in 1994 and 1997.