The British Open was scene to an absolutely unbelievable finish today. Adam Scott, who held a commanding lead all day at Royal Lytham, collapsed on the final four holes of the tournament, bogeying four straight to throw away the championship. Ernie Els birdied 18 and took the Open title.
Scott went into No. 18 reeling from three straight bogeys and tied with Els, who sat in the clubhouse at 7-under. The Australian then hit a drive into a pothole bunker and was forced to hit a shot out at a 45-degree angle. The fact that he hit his next shot close enough to have this shot at making par is a minor miracle.
This marks Els's second Open win, and fourth overall major win, of his career. Scott goes home with a second-place plate instead of the Claret Jug.