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Ernie Els of South Africa kisses the Claret Jug after winning the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. (July 22, 2012)

British Open 2012

Scenes from the 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

Ernie Els of South Africa tosses his golf
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Ernie Els of South Africa tosses his golf ball to the gallery after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 141st Open Championship. (July 12, 2012)

Tiger Woods of the United States hits a
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Tiger Woods of the United States hits a shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the 141st Open Championship. (July 22, 2012)

Adam Scott of Australia reacts to a missed
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Adam Scott of Australia reacts to a missed par putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 141st Open Championship. (July 22, 2012)

Tiger Woods of the United States waves to
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Tiger Woods of the United States waves to the gallery on the 11th hole during the final round of the 141st Open Championship. (July 22, 2012)

New Open Champion Ernie Els of South Africa
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New Open Champion Ernie Els of South Africa speaks after receiving the Claret Jug after winning the 141st Open Championship. (July 22, 2012)

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Adam Scott of Australia plays a fairway bunker
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Adam Scott of Australia plays a fairway bunker shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. (July 22, 2012)

The final leaderboard is seen after the final
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The final leaderboard is seen after the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. (July 22, 2012)

New Open Champion Ernie Els of South Africa
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New Open Champion Ernie Els of South Africa hugs with runner up Adam Scott of Australia after winning the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. (July 22, 2012)

Ernie Els of South Africa poses with the
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Ernie Els of South Africa poses with the Claret Jug after winning the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. (July 22, 2012)

Ernie Els of South Africa kisses the Claret
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Ernie Els of South Africa kisses the Claret Jug after winning the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. (July 22, 2012)

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Ernie Els of South Africa holds the Claret
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Ernie Els of South Africa holds the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship, and shakes hands with Adam Scott of Australia at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club, Lytham St Annes, England. (July 22, 2012)

Ernie Els of South Africa holds the Claret
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Ernie Els of South Africa holds the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship, and stands with Adam Scott of Australia at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club, Lytham St Annes, England. (July 22, 2012)

Ernie Els of South Africa holds up the
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Ernie Els of South Africa holds up the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club. (July 22, 2012)

Adam Scott of Australia gestures on the 9th
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Adam Scott of Australia gestures on the 9th green during his final round on day four of the 2012 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes in Lytham, north-west England. (July 22, 2012)

Adam Scott of Australia reacts on the 5th
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Adam Scott of Australia reacts on the 5th green during his final round on day four of the 2012 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes in Lytham, north-west England. (July 22, 2012)

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Adam Scott of Australia considers his putt on
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Adam Scott of Australia considers his putt on the 9th green during his final round on day four of the 2012 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes in Lytham, north-west England. (July 22, 2012)

Adam Scott of Australia watches his shot from
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Adam Scott of Australia watches his shot from the 9th tee during his final round on day four of the 2012 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes in Lytham, north-west England. (July 22, 2012)

Brandt Snedeker of the United States reacts after
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Brandt Snedeker of the United States reacts after his shot off the 11th tee during the third round. (July 21, 2012)

Adam Scott of Australia misses a putt on
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Adam Scott of Australia misses a putt on the eighth green during the third round. (July 21, 2012)

Zach Johnson of the United States lines up
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Zach Johnson of the United States lines up a putt on the 16th green during the third round. (July 21, 2012)

Adam Scott of Australia reacts after putting on
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Adam Scott of Australia reacts after putting on the 15th green during the third round. (July 21, 2012)

Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark lifts his hat on
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Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark lifts his hat on the 18th green after completing the third round. (July 21, 2012)

Brandt Snedeker of the United States plays out
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Brandt Snedeker of the United States plays out of the rough on the 14th hole during the third round. (July 21, 2012)

Brandt Snedeker of the United States reacts after
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Brandt Snedeker of the United States reacts after a birdie on the 18th green during the third round. (July 21, 2012)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays a shot
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays a shot off the 18th tee during the third round. (July 21, 2012)