British Open Leaderboard 2012: Ernie Els Making Charge

The Big Easy is making noise in the final round of the 2012 British Open.

Entering the day six strokes off the lead, Ernie Els is currently in second place at 6-under par, now just three strokes behind Adam Scott.

With many of the other golfers on the first page of the leaderboard having a difficult round, Els' three birdies on the back nine have thrust him into serious contention for the Claret Jug.

Els, who won the 2002 Open Championship and has 12 top-10 finishes for the tournament, may be the guy sitting in the clubhouse either as the leader or a stroke or two off the lead, patiently waiting for the remaining golfers to slip up and leave him as the last man standing.

He's currently the only golfer in contention whose final round is under par.

For a complete live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream. For more from around the world of golf, head over to SB Nation's golf hub page.

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