Ernie Els finished on Sunday with a two-under-par 68 for a dramatic one shot win overAdam Scott at the 141st British Open.
“I’m still numb. It still hasn’t sunk in,” said Els. To start the tournament, 50-1 was what most sportsbook reviews were predicting for him and he was 25-1 with 18 holes left to go.
For Els, it gave him his fourth Major title more than a decade after he had won his two US Opens and one British Open between 1994 and 2002.
Els had arrived with many experts suggesting that his best years were behind him, but he managed to turn back the clocks when it counted most.
“It’s a crazy, crazy game. I can’t really believe I have won. I have been on the other end more times than I have been on the winning end so I know what Adam is feeling like,” he said.