Originally written on The Majors National  |  Last updated 11/17/14

LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 31: Ernie Els of South Africa hits his tee shot on the second hole on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open on January 31, 2010 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

South Africa’s own Ernie Els used an Adam Scott choke job during the final four holes to win his second Open Championship title finishing seven under for the victory.

Scott seemingly had the tournament won after his birdie on fourteen but things started to collapse for him there after. Scott went on to bogey the next four holes including a disasterous approach on 17 in which his second shot went into the deep grass around the green. He eventually had to settle with heading into the 18th hole tied for the lead before shooting into a fairway bunker. This forced him to shoot sideways out and eventually missing his final putt.

In terms of a Happy Gilmore analogy, the ball’s bags were packed, the goalie was pulled all’s he had to do was send it home.

Tiger Woods ended up finishing tied for third at three under but dug himself a big hole early when he triple bogeyed the sixth hole.

Even though it wasn’t Tiger Woods winning, Els’ victory is certainly welcoming for Golf who has had a problem with their bigger name players performing in major tournaments.

Ref: Associated Press

PLAYERS: Ernie ElsTiger Woods
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