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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Adam Scott Owns Four-Shot Lead Through Seven Holes

Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell are through seven holes of the Final Round of the 2012 Open Championship, and though Scott is 2-over on the day, he still owns a comfortable four-shot lead over his playing partner.

Scott missed a relatively short birdie putt on the par-5 seventh hole to stay at 9-under, while McDowell also made par at No. 7 to remain at 5-under and four shots back.

Brandt Snedeker, steady through the first six holes Sunday, made consecutive double-bogeys at No. 7 and at the par-4 8th hole to drop to 3-under and six shots behind the leader Scott.

Tiger Woods birdied No. 7 to get to 4-under, but dropped a shot at the par-3 ninth to drop back to 3-under.

As is his custom, Ernie Els now quietly sits alone in third place at 4-under through 10 holes. He's in position to put pressure on Scott with a few birdies on the back nine.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.