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British Open 2012 Results: 10 Biggest Surprises of the Tournament
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The 2012 British Open seemed like one big surprise.

It looked as though Adam Scott was finally about to have a huge breakthrough as one of the game's premier talents. Ernie Els had other plans, despite being good friends with the Aussie.

Els captured the Claret Jug at Royal Lytham thanks to phenomenal ball striking in the final round, and a stellar 15-foot putt on the last hole to win by one stroke.

While what happened between those two players alone is shocking enough, it's worth breaking down more specifically. It's also worth noting the other exciting storylines that got lost in Sunday's chaos.

Here are the 10 biggest surprises of the 2012 Open Championship.

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