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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
Ernie Els

Ernie Els' birdie putt, No. 18, final round

Just moments after Scott missed from short range on No. 16, Els drained a 15-footer for birdie on the closing hole to shoot 68 and cut the lead to one, prompting him to toss his ball dramatically into the crowd. About a half hour later, while standing on the practice green, he learned he was the Open champion, making it two majors in a row where the winner was already off the course.
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