Callaway prop-Els Ernie to epic Open Championship victory

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Callaway staffer Ernie Els rolled back the years to claim an epic Open Championship victory at Royal Lytham and St Annes on Sunday afternoon.

The 42-year-old took full advantage of a monumental collapse from overnight leader Adam Scott to win his first Major for a decade.

The South African relied on a bag full of Callaway equipment, including the new Hex Black Tour ball which launched earlier this year.

Els also used Callaway's RAZR Fit driver (8.5˚) and an X Tour fairway wood (15˚), as well as three X Utility Prototype long irons.

His excellent ball-striking was key to victory on the Lancashire coast, and the four-time Major winner also had Callaway's RAZR X Muscleback irons and X Series Jaws wedges in the bag.

Finally, the popular winner used an Odyssey White Hot XG1 belly putter to tame the tricky greens at Lytham.

Els finished on seven-under-par, one clear of Australian Scott who bogeyed each of the last four holes. Tiger Woods was three shots further adrift, ending the tournament at three-under-par, along with halfway-leader Brandt Snedeker.