F IFTY minutes, That is all it took.
That, of course, and a conspiracy of tired nerves, bad luck and the brilliance of a 42-year-old golfer somewhere in the distance, far from The Man Who Lost The Open.
At 5.30pm, Steve Williams punched the air and Adam Scott grinned to reveal a set of teeth, pearly white. The caddie had just watched the player drain a putt of 15ft to go four shots ahead in the 141st Open with four holes to play. The pedants will state he was not yet The Man Who Won the Open and they will be right. But bookmakers were informing punters if one wanted to make £1 on the Australian's name being inscribed on the Claret Jug one had to bet £50.
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