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BRITISH OPEN REPORT

A Finish To Behold

Ernie Els, the beneficiary of Adam Scott's calamitous close, wins the British Open at Royal Lytham with sterling play on the final nine.

Just Like Old Times

The author of jittery finishes as recently as this spring, Ernie Els' competitive composure at Royal Lytham was the result of a team effort.

Rank And File

Scores and stats from the 141st British Open.

Aussie Agony

Adam Scott's stunning late Sunday collapse at the British Open puts him in company he'd rather not keep.

Why Tiger Came Up Short

Borrowing a page from his Hoylake victory six years earlier, Tiger Woods rarely used driver at Lytham and experienced another lost weekend.

A Spot Of Bother

Royal Lytham was a "home game" for Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and the rest of the Golden Generation. Nevertheless, the winless streak in majors continues.
NOTEBOOK

Thursday

Darren Clarke, the 2011 champ, can't find the magic at Royal Lytham.

Friday

Phil Mickelson's second-round 78 had Lefty searching for answers.

Saturday

On his game for two days, Brandt Snedeker found third-round trouble.

Sunday

Mark Calcavecchia is the third senior in five years to find the top 10.

Report Card

How the top 10 on the World Ranking fared at the British Open.

BUNKER

The Lead

Record-high temps make water management key for course supers.

News/Notes

The Donald's new reality show: Trump International Scotland opens to solid reviews.

Local Knowledge

Ernie Els' fourth major win is a first for his swing coach, Claude Harmon III.

Tour Talk

Scott Stallings wins the True South; Roger Chapman bags his second major of 2012.

Juniors

Andy Hyeon Bo Shim and Minjee Lee capture the USGA's junior championships.

Lido Competition

An imaginative par 3 gives the 2012 competition to Cameron Hurdus.

Equipment

Long/belly putter ruling on the radar of the USGA and R&A.

Travel

For Rod Laver, Carlsbad, Calif., offers great stay-and-play courses.

VOICES

• Is it time the R&A made changes to its British Open course rota? -- Geoff Shackelford
Why golf's saddest losses always belong to the game's greatest competitors -- Jaime Diaz

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