A course worker carries the name plate of Tiger Woods up to the scoreboard near the 18th green as the Muirfield golf links is prepared for the British Open.
Tiger Woods plays out of the rough on the first hole during the opening day of the British Open.
It's A Birdie!
Japan's Shigeki Maruyama reacts after making birdie during opening round. He trailed by one at day's end.
In A Fishbowl
Crowd surrounds green at Muirfield as Tiger Woods stalks putt during opening round.
Duffy Waldorf, of the U.S., shared the first-round lead after firing a 4-under 67.
South Africa's Ernie Els plays out of a bunker towards the 18th green and clubhouse during the second round. Els fired a 66 to claim a share of the lead after two rounds.
Monty Comes Back
Scotland's own Colin Montgomerie fired a second-round 64 to play his way into contention heading into the weekend.
Phil Mickelson grimaces after playing out of the rough on the first hole during the second round. Mickelson faltered, shooting a 76 in the second round and barely made the cut.
In The Hunt
Tiger Woods plays from the 2nd tee during the second round. Woods fired a 68 and was just two back entering the weekend.
Out Of The Hunt
Tiger Woods plays from the rough during the third round. Woods shot a 10-over par 81 and fell out of contention, ending his hopes for a sweep of golf's four majors.
Weather Most Foul
Denmark's Soren Hansen holds his ball in his mouth, perhaps to keep his teeth from chattering, as he waits on the third tee during the third round. One of Scotland's famous summer storms, complete with rain and wind-chills in the upper 30s, drastically changed the leaderboard.
Ernie Takes Charge
South Africa's Ernie Els reacts after making birdie on the 17th hole during the third round. Els posted a 72 to go to 5-under par for the tournament and took the lead heading into Sunday's final round.
South Africa's Ernie Els reacts as he misses a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round. After squandering his lead, he putt would have given him the championship. Instead, Els joined France's Thomas Levet, Australia's Stuart Appleby and fellow Aussie Steve Elkington in a four-hole aggregate playoff.
Not To Be
Australia's Steve Elkington sits near the 18th green after losing out in the four-way playoff.
Saving The Day
South Africa's Ernie Els plays a superb shot out of a bunker on the 18th hole during sudden-death playoff with Thomas Levet of France. Els and Levet went head to head after Stuart Appleby and Steve Elkington were eliminated in 4-hole aggregate playoff. Els would make par and win the tournament.
To The Victor ...
South Africa's Ernie Els holds the Claret Jug after winning the British Open Championship. It was Els' third victory in a major.