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| ||Ernie Els returns to Muirfield this week to defend his title. Els closed with
back-to-back 68s last year, then watched as Adam Scott bogeyed the final four
holes to lose by one. For Els, it was his second Open Championship title, the
first of which came at Muirfield in 2002, and his fourth major championship
in all. Scott bounced back to win the Masters earlier this year to claim his
first major. Justin Rose won the season`s second major as he shot 70 in the
final round at Merion to win the U.S. Open.