Ernie Els

  • Masters champion Bubba Watson in early tie for Memorial lead May 30, 2014

    Masters champion Bubba Watson, making the most of ideal scoring conditions, birdied four of his last five holes to surge into an early share of the lead in Thursday's opening round of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The American world number five, one of seven players in the top 10...
  • Ernie Els gives back his claret jug at Muirfield July 15, 2013

    Scotland: Two dozen cameras were in position Monday morning to capture the first big moment of this British Open, only they weren't anywhere near the golf course. They waited in the driveway as a silver station wagon pulled through the gate and stopped in front of the clubhouse at Muirfield. Ernie...
  • Ernie Els aims to be king of the castle at Scottish Open July 2, 2013

    World number 15 Ernie Els will prepare for his British Open title defence by going for his third Scottish Open victory next week. The 43-year-old South African previously won the British Open warm-up event in 2000 and 2003. "Playing the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is not only the perfect preparation...
  • US tour to support new rule involving long putters July 2, 2013

    Jacksonville, Florida: The US PGA Tour will follow a new rule that bans the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, asking instead on Monday for a temporary reprieve for those who play the game for fun. The announcement after a tour board meeting is...
  • British Open winner to get USD1.45 million June 27, 2013

    London: The 2013 British Open champion will receive 945,000 pounds, an increase on last year of 45,000 pounds, tournament organisers said on Thursday. The total prize pool is up 250,000 pounds to 5.25 million pounds. The tournament begins at Muirfield, Scotland on July 18. South Africa's Ernie Els is the defending champion. ...
  • Ernie Els wins in Munich, Kapur way behind in 53rd June 23, 2013

    Munich: Shiv Kapur endured a roller-coaster round with a one-under 71 to sign off tied 53rd even as veteran Ernie Els completed a stunning a wire-to-wire win at the BMW International Open here Sunday. Kapur, who was in top-20 after two rounds at five-under ended with a miserable weekend with rounds...
  • Ernie Els shoots 69 to maintain 1-stroke lead in Germany June 21, 2013

    Munich: Ernie Els shot a 3-under 69 in the second round of the BMW International Open to maintain his one-stroke lead on Friday. The South African made six birdies, a double bogey and a bogey for an overall total of 12-under 132. Els, who shot a 63 on Thursday, won the...
  • Ernie Els shoots 63, holds clubhouse lead in Germany June 20, 2013

    Munich: Ernie Els holed an eagle and seven birdies on Thursday to shoot a 9-under 63 and hold the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open. The South African, who won the British Open in 2002 and 2012 and the US Open in 1994 and 1997, almost...
  • Woods leads strong field for next week's Memorial May 25, 2013

    Next week's Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio will feature one of the season's strongest fields with the world's top six players all taking part in the PGA Tour event hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Top-ranked Tiger Woods will be back to defend the title he claimed by two...
  • Austrian Wiesberger keeps Els at bay to win in Indonesia May 5, 2013

    Austrian Bernd Wiesberger held off the persistent challenge of South Africa's Ernie Els to win the Indonesian Masters by one stroke on Sunday. The 27-year-old hit a final round five-under-par 67 for a 15-under par total in the Asian Tour event held at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club. British Open champion...
  • Els phasing out belly putter but will use it at Augusta April 1, 2013

    British Open champion Ernie Els will use the belly putter for the last time at a major during the US Masters next week as he phases out the controversial club ahead of a proposed ban, the South African said. The rule-making Royal and Ancient and the United States Golf Association wants...
  • Hend wins inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic March 31, 2013

    Chiangmai: Australian Scott Hend won the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic after he carded a final-round 64 to beat South African Bryce Easton by three strokes at the Alpine Golf Resort on Sunday. The 39-year-old Hend started the round six shots off the lead but fired eight birdies and an eagle on...
  • Ernie Els takes hard stance on long putters February 14, 2013

    California: Having been on both sides of the 'long putter' debate, former world number one Ernie Els can see no good reason why putters anchored to the belly or chest should be banned by golf's rulemakers. In November, the game's governing bodies proposed a ban on players anchoring putters to...
  • Woods plays down rivalry with good friend McIlroy January 15, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: This week's Abu Dhabi Championship is billed as a desert duel between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods but the American says theirs is a new rivalry and cannot yet compare to past on-course battles he has had. Fourteen-times major winner Woods believes it will take time to develop...
  • Amla scores over Els in front-page battle July 24, 2012

    Johannesburg: Surprise British Open champion Ernie Els had to settle for second place behind triple centurion Hashim Amla on the front pages of South African newspapers Monday. "South Africa's day of champions" read the headline across the top of The New Age with pictures of Els holding the Claret Jug at...
  • Els inspired by South African cricketers July 23, 2012

    Lytham St Annes, England: British Open champion Ernie Els said he was inspired by watching South Africa's cricketers turn the screw on England in the first Test before going out to win his fourth major title on Sunday. South Africa batsman Hashim Amla made a record 311 not out to lift...
  • Golf star Ernie Els smitten by India February 7, 2008

    Three-time Major winner Ernie Els is without a doubt the star attraction at the Indian Masters and he told CNN-IBN's Himanshu Singhal in an exclusive interview that his Indian fans can expect to see him again in October. "I already had two great meals already. I went to the Oberoi Hotel...
  • Exclusive: Ernie Els on golf, wine and India December 19, 2007

    Ernie Els is headed for India early next year to play in two tournaments. He spoke to CNN-IBN's Himanshu Singhal in this exclusive interview. Himanshu Singhal: What's your assessment of the course this time around? Ernie Els: I like to play on the ones that are a little bit wider, but I...
  • Tigers Woods wins USPGA, eyes Nicklaus' record August 13, 2007

    New Delhi: World No. 1 Tiger Woods has won the USPGA championship at Oklahoma for his 13th Major and now just five title short of Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 Major titles. The championship is Wood's first Major title this season and won the championship with a two-shot lead over...
  • Els takes a swing at selling wine June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The past couple of years haven't been great for World No. 5 Ernie Els, but he has, for sure, kept himself in contention in most of the tournaments. CNN-IBN caught up with him recently while he was on a short visit to India. When he's playing well, Ernie Els...