British Open 2012: 5 Things to Take Away

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British Open 2012: 5 Things to Take Away
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Ernie Els, Champion Golfer of the Year

The 2012 Open Championship that just finished will be remembered for generations to come.

The seemingly unthinkable collapse over the last four holes by Adam Scott will be what most people will remember. That, however, takes away from a few other story lines that played out along the four days on the Irish Sea.

Seemingly lost already is that Ernie Els becomes one of the rare golfers to win majors over the course of three decades. His 18-year stretch is now only one year short of fellow South African Gary Player. Els is more than likely to add at least one more in his career before finishing.

Here are five things to take away from a rather eventful Open Championship that you should keep in mind.

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