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

Ron PasceriCorrespondent IIJuly 22, 2012

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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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