Ernie Els wins The Open Championship
By mustang6560 on 7/23/12
I missed the majority of the weekend coverage of The Open Championship because I was volunteering at the True South Classic. But, I did manage to catch a few minutes of the live broadcast in between rain delays (the weather tried to ruin the True South Classic).

As someone who only caught glimpses of the final round, I didn't believe the spectator who told me that Ernie Els won The Open. I knew he was near the top of the leaderboard, but Adam Scott had a commanding four stroke lead coming down the stretch. There was no way Adam was going to finish with four bogeys and give Ernie a putt on the 18th.

If I didn't know any better, I'd say Ernie owes the folks at Augusta National a thank you card for not extending him an invitation to the Masters earlier this year. Had he not felt the pain, embarrassment or anger of missing the Masters for the first time since 1994, he may not be where he is today.

I normally try to post a recap of the majors on Sunday to get a jump on the story. But, as I said above, I spent the morning and the early part of the afternoon volunteering on hole 3 at Annandale Golf Club. And after watching other people play golf for two straight days, I had to play a little golf myself, so I spent the rest of the afternoon and the early part of the evening hacking it around Deerfield (my second home course).

What are your thoughts about Ernie Els winning his fourth career major at Royal Lytham & St. Annes?

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