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The Shots That Defined The British Open

These are the shots that shaped the outcome at Royal Lytham & St Annes

July 23, 2012
Adam Scott

Adam Scott's approach shot, No. 16, first round

The Aussie said he would play with a more aggressive mindset this week than he had in past majors and he certainly backed that up on Day 1, when he flirted with shooting the first 62 in major championship history. Scott fired at pins all round, including late in his first round when he stiffed his approach to three feet. The easy birdie brought him to seven-under par and despite a closing bogey, he matched the course record with a 64 -- setting the stage for his big but ultimately painful week.
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