Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 7/22/12

In what most consider to be one of - if not the - toughest trophies to win on the PGA Tour, Ernie Els has won the elusive Open Championship. Els birdied 18 to take a one stroke lead over Adam Scott who hit four straight bogeys to finish at 6-under.

Els started six shots behind the lead going into Sunday, but kept his cool and edged out Scott, shooting 2-under for the day to finish at 7-under for the Tournament.

Scott would have the first Australian to win The Open since his idol Greg Norman did it in 1993. He had never held a lead going into the final round of a Major, before Sunday.

Tiger Woods was in the conversation entering Sunday, just five strokes off the lead, but it was his triple-bogey on 6 that all but put an end to his hopes of winning his 15th Major. Woods finished sixth at 3-under. He has never won a Major tournament when trailing entering the final round. He is now 0 for 17 when within five shots of the lead.

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