British Open

Sunday's Birdies and Bogeys

July 22, 2012
Who were the winners and losers on Sunday of the Open Championship? Let's take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.
Ernie Els

Birdie: Ernie Els

The "Big Easy" reverted to his old effortless form while everyone around him struggled to break 75. With a dramatic clinching birdie putt on 18, Els' 68 erased a six-shot deficit and gave him his fourth major championship, last winning one 10 years earlier. After some notable near-misses in majors over the last decade, the win came just a month after he nearly won the U.S. Open, showing the 42-year-old -- now wielding a belly putter -- still has plenty of game. "That's why we're out here," Els said. "You win, you lose. It was my time for some reason."
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