British Open Live

British Open Live

IT Sun, Jul 22
 

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  • 18:26
    Ernie says he feels numb and feels for Adam Scott, who's a good friend.
  • 18:27
    Says the best he was hoping for was a play-off
  • 18:29
    And here's Adam Scott, admits a poor shot on each of the last four holes cost him but says he played well all week and that shouldn't be taken away
  • 18:30
    A weird ending really as both players look stunned, one with grabbing a win from nowhere and one with losing it from such a great position
  • 18:31
    Wayne Grady is struggling to contain his emotions in the BBC studio, and you can imagine why.
  • 18:32
    Showing final putt on the last again and it was never on line. Needed to start it out to the right.
  • 18:37
    So who says golf is a young man's game as Darren Clarke's title passes to 42-year-old Ernie Els. It's his fourth Major title, spanning 18 years back to his US Open win at Oakmont and 10 years on from his first British Open triumph at Muirfield.
  • 18:37
    And here we go with the trophy presentation.
  • 18:38
    Fair play to Adam Scott as he walks tall on to the 18th green to collect the silver salver for runner-ip
  • 18:38
    The winner of the gold medal and the champion golfer of the year is ERNIE ELS
  • 18:40
    "I feel for my buddy here, Adam Scott. Scotty you're a great player and we've had some great battles. You're a great player and you'll win many of these. You've got too much talent."
  • 18:40
    What a gracious man Els is.
  • 18:42
    Els is going to head to London to be with his wife and family and will delay a trip to Canada. Thankfully he 's sponsored by Boeing.
  • 18:46
    Els makes special mention of Nelson Mandela for all he has done for South Africa. In golfing terms you haven't done too bad for the country yourself sir. The Claret Ern heads to the southern hemisphere and I'm heading for a lie down in a dark room after all that excitement, From Emmet Riordan, and from Johnny Watterson who brought you the first two days, thanks for tuning in wherever you were.