Adam Scott’s name was already on British Open medal for tracing (Picture)
Anyone who was watching the final round of the British Open on Sunday likely thought Adam Scott had the major won through 14 holes. Scott had a four-shot lead over Ernie Els with only four holes remaining, but he bogeyed every one of them. Els, who finished before Scott, turned up the pressure with a great birdie putt on the 18th. The rest was history and Els wound up with the hardware.
As you can see from the photo above that @cjzero passed along, those of us who were watching the tournament at home weren’t the only ones who thought Scott had it under wraps. Scott’s name had already been written on the champion’s medal as a stencil for engraving. We’ve seen this before in golf back in January, when a giant check was prematurely made out to a golfer who blew a three-shot lead late in the final round. It may be an ancient cliche, but moments like this remind us that it ain’t over ’til it’s over.