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British Open Highlights 2012: Adam Scott's Collapse Leads To Ernie Els Victory

The 2012 British Open entered its final day on Sunday looking like a bit of a foregone conclusion. Adam Scott had a healthy lead and held onto it over the course of most of the fourth round. Then, Scott hit four straight bogeys on the final four holes to lose his all-but-certain first career Major win and allow Ernie Els to claim the title while watching from the clubhouse.

As Scott bogeyed the 18th hole and gave the Claret Jug away with this short putt, you could see the immense anguish he was experiencing. Watch as he bogeys and crouches in disbelief, unable to process what just happened for a long moment. It is exceedingly heartbreaking and a horrible way to lose what appeared to be a sure thing.

The amazing thing is that, following the U.S. Open, this is the second straight PGA Major event to end with a massive late collapse.

Check out the full list of British Open purse winners.

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