The Open Championship 2012: The Big Easy Does It! Ernie Els Wins His 2nd British Open

Adam Scott bogies the final four holes as Ernie Els wins his 4th major title at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.

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2012 British Open First Round: Adam Scott Leads After A Course Record-Tying 64

The first round of the 2012 British Open is close to concluding. Austrailian Adam Scott shot a course record-tying 64 to take the first round lead at Royal Lytham & St. Anne. He currently has a one stroke lead over three golfers, German Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie of Scotland and American Zach Johnson, who all shot 65's.

Tiger Woods finished the first round with a respectable 67, putting him three shots behind the leaders. The three-time British Open champion is tied with seven other golfers entering Friday's round. Woods shot four birdies on the front nine, but bogeyed 15 on the back nine.

Other golfers with ties to the DC region, University of Virginia's James Driscoll and Virginia Tech's Johnson Wagner did not have a decent first round. Driscoll shot a 76, eight shots back of the lead. Wagner was a little better at 73. Virginia Beach resident Marc Leishman shot a 69, which has him five shots off the lead.

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