Jul 18, 2013; Gullane, United Kingdom; Ernie Els hits from the 2nd fairway during the first round for the 2013 The Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports

British Open 2013: Ernie Els Hits Epic Shot For Eagle (Video)


Defending Open Championship winner Ernie Els nailed one of the best shots of the year in the final round on Sunday. Els was staring down the flag when he launched a beautiful shot from the fairway that landed perfectly in the hole. It couldn’t have been a better or more accurate shot for the eagle.

Els is currently ten strokes back from leader Adam Scott, so he won’t be winning back-to-back Open Championships, but that won’t take away from his picture perfect shot that will define this tournament for him.

Tiger Woods is six shots back after some early struggles.

Here is Els’ epic shot:

Here is how the top of the leaderboard currently looks:

Place Player Score Thru
1 Lee Westwood -2 3
2 Henrik Stenson -1 5
T3 Ian Poulter E 12
T3 Tiger Woods E 3
T3 Hunter Mahan E 3
T6 Phil Mickelson 1 6
T6 Zach Johnson 1 4
T6 Adam Scott 1 3
T9 Hideki Matsuyama 2 7
T9 Francesco Molinari 2 5
T9 Angel Cabrera 2 4
T12 Brandt Snedeker 3 7
T12 Ryan Moore 3 4
14 Jason Day 4 8
T15 Darren Clarke 5 15
T15 Rafael Cabrera-Bello 5 9
T15 Miguel A. Jimenez 5 9
T15 Sergio Garcia 5 6

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