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2012 Open Championship: Ernie Els, in pictures

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Ernie Els reacts to a birdie putt on the 12th hole during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.

Ernie Els holds the Claret Jug, 'The Golf Champion Trophy' after winning the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
 Ernie Els tosses his golf ball to the gallery after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.
Ernie Els reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.
Ernie Els reacts to a birdie putt on the 12th hole during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.
Ernie Els poses with the Claret Jug after winning the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.
The scoreboard shows Ernie Els winning the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
The scoreboard shows Ernie Els winning the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Ernie Els holds the Claret Jug, 'The Golf Champion Trophy' after winning the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Ernie Els reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.
Ernie Els holds the Claret Jug, 'The Golf Champion Trophy' after winning the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Ernie Els kisses the Claret Jug, 'The Golf Champion Trophy' after winning the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Ernie Els holds the Claret Jug, 'The Golf Champion Trophy' after winning the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.