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Ernie Els returns Claret Jug

Updated: July 16, 2013, 3:08 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

GULLANE, Scotland -- As is custom, Ernie Els had an appointment Monday morning with the head of the R&A, Peter Dawson, to give back the Claret Jug he's been in possession of for the past year.

Els, the defending champion of the Open Championship, gave back the famed trophy that has been going to the winner since 1873.

"It went all around the world, just about in every part of the world except maybe South America," said Els, 43, a four-time major champion who recently ...

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