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British Open 2012 Leaderboard Day 4: Scores, Results and Analysis

LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 21:  Adam Scott of Australia watches a shot during the third round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club on July 21, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Ron PasceriCorrespondent IIJuly 22, 2012

Through 54 holes, Adam Scott appeared poised to win his first major.  Through 70 holes it still appeared that way.

With Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell self-destructing, the legend, Ernie Els made an improbable comeback over the last few holes, capping it with a birdie at No. 18.

After Els finished his tournament at -7, Scott led by one shot with two remaining.  He bogeyed both to give Els the Claret Jug.  Here is the final leaderboard:

1ELS , E.18-7273
2SCOTT, A.18-6274
T3WOODS, T.18-3277
T3SNEDEKER, B.18-3277
T5DONALD, L.18-2278
T5McDOWELL, G.18-2278
T7COLSAERTS, N.18-1279
T7AIKEN, T.18-1279

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