2012 British Open: Ernie Els Wins His Second Claret Jug With Final Round 68

The 2012 British Open is heading into the final round with Adam Scott in the lead, and looking for his first Major championship.

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2012 British Open: Ernie Els Comes From Behind To Win Second Open Over Adam Scott

Ernie Els shot a 2-under 68 in his final round of the 2012 British Open on Sunday to overtake a crumbling Adam Scott to win his second Claret jug of his storied career. Scott, who shot a debilitating 75 on Sunday, watched his lead dissipate and finally conceded to Els at the end of the round.

Scott wasn't the only one who struggled Sunday. Tiger Woods shot a +3, Brandt Snedeker shot a +4 and Graeme McDowell shot a +5 on Sunday, all losing their chance to win 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

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2012 British Open: Bob Estes Finishes At Six-Over For The Tournament

The final round of the 2012 British Open is underway at Royal Lytham & St. Annes golf course in Lancashire England and several golfers have already completed the course. Houston area golfer Bob Estes is among them.

Estes started the tournament off well, shooting a 69 on Thursday's opening round. But things seemed to go downhill from there.

Estes followed up his respectable first round score with a 72 after Friday's second round with things getting progressively worse by Saturday when he shot a 74 in round three. Estes improved some on Sunday as he finished with a 71 on the day.

For the tournament, Estes connected on 62.5 percent of greens in regulation and 64.3 percent of fairways hit.

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2012 British Open: TV Coverage, Streaming, Live Updates And More

The final round of the 2012 British Open gets underway very early Sunday morning at 1:30 a.m. CT, but the television and online coverage does not get started until 6 a.m. ET when ESPN begins their blow out coverage on television with ESPN and also online at ESPN3.

The top two groups do not get underway until even later at 8:20 a.m. CT when Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker tee off, and then the final group of Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell tees off at 8:30 a.m. CT.

ESPN3 has a plethora of viewing options to view the British Open. The most popular feed is going to be the one that follows the television coverage on ESPN. ESPN3 also has a channel dedicated to hole Nos. 1 and 18, plus there is coverage of hole Nos. 9, 10 and 11 and there is also a Spanish language feed as another option. The WatchESPN app feature all of this same coverage and can be seen via a tablet or mobile phone.

In addition to all of that ESPN coverage there is even more at TheOpen.com which has the same channel setup as ESPN3, but they have a different broadcasting crew than ESPN's with Dominik Holyer and Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes calling the coverage for the British Open's website.

TheOpen.com also has other features such as video press conferences of golfers, hourly updates and coverage of the event on a radio feed. All of the TheOpen.com's coverage is available through their Android, iPhone and iPad app.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Adam Scott Is Leader At 11-Under Par, Leads By 4 Strokes

The third round of the 2012 British Open Championship is over, and Adam Scott had another solid round to put him back into the lead. Scott actually shot his worst round of the tournament at a 2-under par round of 68, and it was good enough to now lead by four strokes. Scott's third round saw him net three birdies, two coming on consecutive holes and also one bogie.

Behind Scott in a tie for second place is Brandt Snedeker and Graeme McDowell as both are now four strokes back of the lead. Snedeker has right there with Scott, but he shot a 3-over par, 73 where he had six bogies and three birdies. While McDowell shot a 3-under par, 67 to stay in contention. In fourth place is Tiger Woods who is five strokes back of Scott and shot an even par for his third round.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Bubba Watson Making Strong Charge In Round 3

Round 3 of the 2012 British Open is underway on Saturday, and Bubba Watson is in the midst of making a solid run. He's shooting 2-under through his first 15 holes, moving up 14 spots for an overall score of -2 and a tie for 14th place. Watson was having a significantly stronger day before a double bogey on hole 15 dropped him several places. He'll need some help from the leaders to move up any further, though, with Brandt Snedeker (-10) and Adam Scott (-9) teeing off at 9:20 a.m. CT.

Local product Bob Estes is struggling in the third round, shooting 5-over on the day through 15 holes. He's dropped 31 places so far into a tie for 71st place. He currently stands at +6 in the tournament after shooting a 69 in the first round and a 72 in the second.

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2012 British Open: TV Coverage, Streaming, Live Updates And More

Saturday's third round of the 2012 British Open gets underway late at night or very early in the morning depending on one's view, but the first group of Tom Watson and Lee Westwood tees off at 2:20 a.m. CT. ESPN's coverage on television coverage gets underway a few hours later at 6 a.m. CT, however their online coverage on ESPN3 and WatchESPN app begins two hours earlier at 4 a.m. CT.

ESPN3 has multiple options to follow the Open Championship, with the first being to mirror the television broadcast, then there is an exclusive feed for holes No, 9, 10 and 11 and there is also a Spanish language feed.

In addition to all of ESPN's wall-to-wall coverage there is even more at TheOpen.com which has similar coverage to that of ESPN's online but there are different commentators in Dominik Holyer and Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes.

That same coverage on TheOpen.com is available through an Android, iPhone or iPad app to be able to follow the British Open anywhere. Finally, there is also press conference coverage available, radio feeds and hourly updates.

So there is no reason to miss any of the British Open.

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2012 British Open: Tee Times And Pairings For Saturday

The first two rounds of the British Open are in the books with Brandt Snedeker leading the way with a 10-under par score, and he is leading Adam Scott who is at 9-under par through Friday play. Next in line is Tiger Woods who is alone at third place and is 6-under par.

Here are some of the more notable tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round:

2:20 a.m. CT - Tom Watson, Lee Westwood
2:30 a.m. CT - Chad Campbell, John Daly
2:40 a.m. CT - Adilson Da Silva, Rickie Fowler
4:15 a.m. CT - Frederik Jacobson, Jim Furyk
5:50 a.m. CT - Hunter Mahan, Lee Slattery
8:20 a.m. CT - James Morrison, Steve Stricker
8:40 a.m. CT - Ernie Els, Thomas Aiken
8:50 a.m. CT - Jason Duffner, Graeme McDowell
9:00 a.m. CT - Matt Kuchar, Paul Lawrie
9:10 a.m. CT - Thorbjorn Olesen, Tiger Woods
9:20 a.m. CT - Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker

Head over to the British Open's website for a complete tee times.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Brandt Snedeker Still Leads

It didn't take very long for Adam Scott's course record score of 64 on Thursday at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's to have some company.

Brandt Snedeker moved his name into the record book alongside Scott's with his own round on Friday, shooting an incredible 64. Snedeker now has the lead all to himself in the 2012 British Open with a score of 10-under.

Scott is in second place just one shot back from reclaiming the top spot while the legendary Tiger Woods continues to let his presence be known, with a 6-under for the tournament.

American Matt Kuchar got himself into the thick of things with a great second round, shooting a 67 to move into a tie for fourth at 4-under par. Jason Dufner climbed 33 spots and now is tied with Kuchar and others, also with a total of 4-under. Dufner is still on the course, currently on the 17th hole.

On the flip side of things, Rory McIlroy had a disastrous day in England, shooting a 75 and moving down the ranks with a 2-over for the week. The youngster is currently tied for 52nd.

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British Open Leaderboard: Brandt Snedeker Leads In Second Round Thanks To Five Birdies In Seven Holes

Brandt Snedeker is a name that may not be too well known, but golf fans are going to learn it after the round he has had at the British Open on Friday. Buoyed by five birdies in the span of seven holes, Snedeker is shooting 6-under for the round which puts him at 10-under for the tournament. He is currently four strokes ahead of first round leader Adam Scott, who is even through two holes of his second round.

Other notable golfers that have yet to tee off include Bubba Watson, who tees off at 9:21 a.m. ET, Tiger Woods at 9:43 a.m. ET and Graeme McDowell at 9:32 a.m. ET. All three golfers are tied at 3-under for the tournament. Currently the projected cut line is at 2-over.

Golfers with ties to the Houston area have had very hit or miss tournaments so far. The one with the best tournament performance so far is Bob Estes of Austin, Texas. He shot a 2-over for the round, putting him at 1-over for the tournament. University of Houston graduate Anders Hansen has faltered after a first round 68. Through 16 holes in the second round he is 5-over, putting him at 3-over for the tournament. Justin Leonard has just not had a good tournament, shooting 4-over in the second round for 9-over for the tournament.

or more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream for additional news and analysis. There's also the Waggle Room blog with more on the British Open. Be sure to subscribe to this Youtube Channel for video commentary.

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British Open 2012: TV Coverage, Streaming, Live Updates And More

The second round of the 2012 British Open from Royal Lytham & St. Annes golf course will begin just as the first round did if you're in the states: late or early in the morning. Just like on Thursday, the first grouping will tee off at 1:19 a.m. ET and then at 11 minute intervals thereafter.

The viewing options stateside will be the same.

Online, WatchESPN will begin live streaming coverage at 4:00 a.m. ET and ESPN the network will begin live television coverage at 4:30 a.m. ET. And as always, for those interested in a mobile option, The Open Championships official mobile app will bring you live streaming as well as score updates.

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream for additional news and analysis. There's also the Waggle Room blog with more on the British Open. Be sure to subscribe to this Youtube Channel for video commentary.

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2012 British Open: Golf's Biggest Names Atop The Leaderboard

While you were probably sleeping, the 2012 British Open kicked off at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Course in Lancashire, England. So far, Australia's Adam Scott is at the top of the leaderboard after shooting a six-under par, 64 on Thursday. But some of golf's other big names are right on his heels.

American Zach Johnson is currently tied for second after shooting a five-under par, 65. Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson and Steve Stricker are all tied for sixth place with three-under par, 67's on the day.

Internationally, South Africa's Ernie Els and Ireland's Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy are all tied with Woods, Watson and Stricker for sixth place.

The second round of the tournament begins on Friday and expect a lot of these golfers to continue trying to put themselves in the best situation to win heading into Sunday's final.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard Update: Bob Estes Tied For 15th

The 2012 British Open is underway this morning and the results have had mixed reviews so far for local golfers. In the first round, Justin Leonard is struggling to make the cut with a five-over score of 75 on the day. He's only four strokes off of last place and, at this rate, Leonard will not be around into the weekend at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.

Bob Estes, on the other hand, is enjoying a nice showing at one-under and currently sits tied for 15th place among the field with 20 other golfers. Many of those are in progress, so the top of the leaderboard will continue to shift quite a bit. However, Estes is already through 15 holes on the day, so if he can stay the course, he will finish well in first round action.

Currently Adam Scott sits atop the leaderboard with a six-under overall score. Other notables in the top ten include Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Bubba Watson.

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British Open 2012: TV Schedule, How To Watch Online And More

Because of the five hour time difference from the East coast, golf fans will have to wake up very early in the morning to catch live coverage of the players teeing off.

ESPN will have you covered as the network begins its live coverage from Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club at 4:30 a.m. EST. The network will also offer live streaming on their WatchESPN site.

For those interested in a mobile option. The Open Championship's official mobile app will offer live streaming and score updates as well.

Here is a look at the full TV Schedule for this week's British Open. All times are Eastern:

Thursday - 4:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Friday - 4:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Saturday - 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ESPN
Sunday - 6 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ESPN

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2012 British Open Odds: Tiger Woods The Heavy Favorite

As expected, Tiger Woods is the odds-on favorite to win the 2012 British Open. Woods, who hasn't captured a major title this year, has been given 4/1 odds to win the British Open, which begins on Thursday.

If you'd like to bet against Tiger, well, taking the field isn't the smartest bet. The entire field has been given 7/1 odds.

Phil Mickleson, who has struggled this year in major tournaments, has been given 40/1 odds to win the British Open. Rory McIlroy has the second-best odds to win the tournament, at 10/1. Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are both at 15/1.

Local product Justin Leonard has the third-worst odds to win the British Open, coming in with 250/1 odds. Only Tom Watson (300/1) and David Duval (500/1) have worse odds.

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2012 British Open: Past, Future Weather Could Cause Problems

England isn't exactly known for its favorable weather, but some abnormal weather could put a damper on things for the 2012 British Open.

The grass at Royal Lytham & St. Annes has become so thick that players could be taking stroke penalties because of lost balls. From the Associated Press (via The Augusta Chronicle):

Because of a wet spring the native grass covering the dunes and hillocks is so thick and deep that any ball going that far off line could be lost forever.

The Open Championship does not send half its full field to start on the 10th tee, like many other tournaments. For now, the forecast for the week seems welcoming enough. But it could always change.

The latest forecast calls for rain today, ending sometime Thursday morning, followed by something called a "dry spell" that could last into the weekend, accompanied by gusts anywhere from 15 mph to 25 mph, more or less.

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2012 British Open: Local Products Justin Leonard, Bob Estes Highlight Field

The 2012 British Open begins on Thursday, and a pair of local products highlight the field.

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