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British Open 2012 Results: Breaking Down Top Europeans' Final Round Performances

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British Open 2012 Results: Breaking Down Top Europeans' Final Round Performances
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The 2012 British Open had Europeans galore fighting at the top of the leaderboard, including a few unexpected names from the Rory McIlroys and the Lee Westwoods.

I made my predictions for the top European players in the Open, which can be accessed here. Only one player from that pre-tournament list made it onto this final round review, which should exemplify the difficulty of winning the tournament with so many strong golfers in the field.

The Europeans were on their home turf this weekend, which usually bodes well for them in Open Championship history—they’ve claimed 35 out of the 79 champions.

Let’s see how the European contenders fared on the final day at Royal Lythum & St. Annes.

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