2012 British Open: Ernie Els Wins His Second Open As Adam Scott Tumbles

Adam Scott's 75 in the final round of the 2012 British Open paved the way for an old cagey veteran to win a Claret jug for the second time of his career. Ernie Els shot a 2-under 68 in the final round of The Open to win his second jug for his trophy case.

Sunday wasn't just about the triumph of Els and the collapse of Scott, as others fell pray to what Lancashire can do to a golfer's gumption. Tiger Woods shot a +3, Brandt Snedeker shot a +4 and Graeme McDowell shot a +5 on their final 18 holes, losing out at a chance to challenge for the third major title of the year.

Here is how the money breaks down for the top of the leaderboard:

1. Ernie Els: $1,413,569

2. Adam Scott: $808,069

T3. Brandt Snedeker: $520,583

T3. Tiger Woods: $520,583

T5. Luke Donald: $326,376

T5. Graeme McDowell: $326,376

T7. Nicholas Colsaerts: $239,830

T7. Thomas Aiken: $239,830

For a total look at the leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream and SB Nation Kansas City. For more from around the world of golf, head over to SB Nation's golf hub page.

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