Australian Adam Scott collapsed during his final shots enabling South-African, Ernie Els to win the British Open on Sunday. After playing incredibly well during the entire week, Scott’s hand started to quiver making the world number 13 miss the last four shots, Reuters relates.
Adam Scott was very close to scoring a victory at the British Open, but the odds were against him. His rival, Ernie Els from South Africa, took everyone by surprise due to his impeccable performance. Unlike him, Scott had a few problems getting the ball into the last four holes; therefore, the trophy went to Els.
The South African golf player was probably the most surprised to see that he defeated Scott. He told reporters that he was “numb” with surprise. The Sunday victory adds to his two other major victories, the one in 1994 and 1997 when he was declared the winner of the U.S. Open and the 2002 British Open victor.
Even though he had many reasons to be happy, Els confessed that he felt sorry for Adam Scott. The two have always been close friends, so they will never let the results of the Sunday game interfere between them. Els was only hoping to get in the playoffs and he turned out to be a winner, in the end.
Scott, too, was happy for his friend’s accomplishment. He told reporters that Els deserved to win the competition because he played better. The Australian further added that he, himself, was disappointed by his Sunday performance because he made very poor shots at the last four holes. Even so, the gold player was proud of himself for pulling out great results during the games he played last week.
When reporters asked him to explain what had caused his collapse, Scott was unable to provide an answer. He stated that he always felt he was in control when he was on the field and yet, things didn’t turn out as he expected. At the end of the game, Els was over the moon, whereas Scott could hardly refrain from bursting into tears.