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Adam Scott finished the 2012 Open Championship front and center for all the wrong reasons. The Australian collapsed on the final stretch of Sunday's action, opening the door for Ernie Els to steal a title.
He bogeyed the final four holes of the tournament, spoiling an otherwise sensational performance. A three-putt bogey on 16 particularly stung.
According to ESPN Stats and Information, Scott is only the second player in Open Championship history to blow an advantage of at least four strokes after 54 holes of the tournament. The embarrassing ending had many wondering how he would recover.
"I managed to hit a poor shot on each of the closing four holes," Scott told ESPN.com in the aftermath. "Look, I played so beautifully for most of the week. I shouldn't let this bring me down."
Scott showed no lingering effects at the 2013 Masters, where he claimed his first major title. He accomplished the feat under tremendous pressure, topping Angel Cabrera on a second extra hole after the two finished tied through four rounds of action.
That win certainly alleviated much of the ill feeling caused by Scott's sensational stumble at the 2012 British Open. After cementing himself in Open Championship lore for his failure, Scott is presented with an opportunity to flip the script this time around.