Ernie Els of South Africa chips onto the 11th green during the final round of the British Open golf championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, northern England July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Els wins British Open by one shot from Scott
Posted : Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:41AM
LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) - South African Ernie Els won the British Open by one shot on Sunday after shooting a final-round 68 to finish on seven under par.
Australian Adam Scott came second after bogeying the last four holes to miss out on his first major championship.
Fourteen-times major champion Tiger Woods finished tied third with fellow American Brandt Snedeker after his chances were wrecked by a triple-bogey on the sixth hole.
(Editing by Ed Osmond)
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