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#Ernie Els

# ernie-els - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Tiger sizzles then fizzles at Hero World Challenge

It was no day at the beach for the former world number one, but he did spend some considerable time in the Bahamas sand.

# ernie-els - Thursday 7 April, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Spieth sparkles at Augusta, Bowe is back and all today's sport

Elsewhere, it was a great day for Willie Mullins while the Irish Women’s football team racked up an impressive Euro qualifier win.

Watch: Ernie Els begins Masters with horror seven-putt for a 10 on first hole The Big Eeeejit This post contains videos

Watch: Ernie Els begins Masters with horror seven-putt for a 10 on first hole

The four-time Major winner has left himself with a mountain to climb.

# ernie-els - Friday 8 January, 2016

Ernie Els missed an 18-inch putt – and it wasn’t even close

A moment to forget for Ernie.

# ernie-els - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Ernie Els may have hit the worst putt of all time today The Yips This post contains videos

Ernie Els may have hit the worst putt of all time today

Els was nowhere near the hole from six inches away.

# ernie-els - Friday 10 April, 2015

Spieth running away with the Masters after setting new 36-hole record

After his superb first-day performance, Jordan Spieth continued his charge for the Masters title with second round 66.

# ernie-els - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els to join Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open

The world number one continues to attract big names to his event.

# ernie-els - Thursday 17 July, 2014

This Ernie Els three-putt wouldn't look out of place on a crazy golf course

Els tried to play it cool in the Liverpool sun — and ended up looking very silly indeed.

# ernie-els - Saturday 12 April, 2014

# ernie-els - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Ernie Els with the oddest 2-putt we’ve ever seen Strange This post contains videos

Ernie Els with the oddest 2-putt we’ve ever seen

The South African took the scenic route to this par on Friday.

# ernie-els - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

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# ernie-els - Friday 12 July, 2013

Els, Clarke, Harrington miss Scottish Open cut

Four former British Open champions in total have prematurely exited the competition.

# ernie-els - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Analysis: McIlroy another no-show on the weekend

With the Masters just more than a month away, the Irish golfer has played only 80 holes this year.

# ernie-els - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Rory v Tiger: Big two in Abu Dhabi golf opener

2It’s back to business now,” says the Holywood native after his big Nike unveiling.

# ernie-els - Friday 28 December, 2012

Swings and Ryder bouts: Golfing review of 2012 Game On This post contains videos

Swings and Ryder bouts: Golfing review of 2012

Gareme McDowell came close, Rory McIlroy won a major by eight strokes again and Team Europe rallied from face-down on the canvas.

# ernie-els - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Belly up? Decision on controversial putters to be delivered today

Keegan Bradley, Ernie Els and Adam Scott have the consolation champagne on ice.

# ernie-els - Friday 2 November, 2012

Shane Lowry still in the hunt but hot Oosthuizen takes commanding lead

The Offaly man signed for 10-under overall to share fourth with and American Jason Dufner.

# ernie-els - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Harrington replaces Els in Grand Slam showdown

The South African has become the second major winner to withdraw, after Rory McIlroy previously pulled out.

# ernie-els - Friday 10 August, 2012

‘Brutal test of golf’ tarnishes PGA challenges of Mickelson, Harrington and McDowell

“I was just trying to put anything in play,” said British Open winner Ernie Els, who is in danger of missing the cut.

# ernie-els - Sunday 29 July, 2012

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting

Take a little time out from watching sport by reading about some more sport. Go on, we know you love it.

# ernie-els - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

In the swing: route back to the top anything but Easy for Ernie Els

Neil Cullen watched the South African take an unlikely Claret Jug victory from the grandstand at Royal Lytham on Sunday evening.

# ernie-els - Monday 23 July, 2012

Open Championship costs Rory McIlroy as Tiger takes No 2 rankings spot

Luke Donald remains at the top of the rankings with Woods, McIlroy, Lee Westwood and US Open champion Webb Simpson completing the top five.

# ernie-els - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Els takes Open shocker as Scott collapses

The Australian golfer suffered a heartbreaking late collapse, dropping four shots in four holes.

The Open 2012: Jittery start for leader Scott, bunker blues for Woods

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell is now five shots off the lead.

# ernie-els - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Furious Els slams Wentworth officials in greens rant

Els recorded a solid two-under-par 70 to move to five under after three rounds of the European Tour’s flagship event.

# ernie-els - Monday 30 April, 2012

Donald regains top rank as Dufner claims win

Rory McIlroy is the world number two again after Luke Donald finished third at the Zurich Classic in Louisiana.

# ernie-els - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Dufner surges into Zurich Classic lead

Several big names missed out on the weekend action, including South African Retief Goosen and Americans Nick Watney, Keegan Bradley and Ricky Barnes.

# ernie-els - Friday 27 April, 2012

G-Mac in touch at Zurich Classic

The Portrush native endured a turbulent afternoon in New Orleans, failing to record a single par in the final 13 holes of his opening round.

# ernie-els - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Donald struggles, Knost leads at Harbour Town

A two-under-par 69 in Friday’s second round eased the world No1 inside the cut-line, but he remains 11 shots off the pace. Lone Irish representative Padraig Harrington shot 72 to miss his first cut of the year.

# ernie-els - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Do or die: Els set for Masters qualification bid

The veteran golfer insists he’s playing “good golf now,” as he seeks to secure a place for the tournament in August.

# ernie-els - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Tiger, G-Mac and Els poised for final-round dogfight

Moving Day at the Bay Hill Invitational may not have yielded change at the top of the leaderboard, but exciting and often bizarre storylines abounded.

# ernie-els - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Arnold Palmer is not happy with no-show Rory McIlroy

The US Open has skipped the golf legend’s invitational tournament as he prepares for the Masters.

# ernie-els - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

In the Swing: Easy come, easy go for McIlroy

We assess Luke Donald’s recent rise to world number one at the expense of Rory McIlroy.

# ernie-els - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Grace calm under fire at Fancourt

The 23-year-old recovered from a rocky start to dispatch a star-studded field and claim his European Tour title in a fortnight.

# ernie-els - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Chandler admits he's been stunned by McIlroy's exit

Rory McIlroy’s ex-agent says he never saw the Major winner’s decision to leave ISM coming…

# ernie-els - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Up and down form continues for Tiger

The former number one is not having it all his own way on his latest return to action at Open in California.

# ernie-els - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Woods seven back of Casey at Open

How many comebacks does it take to produce a tear-jerking moment of redemption? Answers on a postcard, please.

# ernie-els - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Couples opts for out-of-form Woods and Bill Haas over USPGA champ Bradley

The decision means USPGA champion and Rookie of the Year Keegan Bradley won’t be travelling to Australia.

# ernie-els - Sunday 21 August, 2011

The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sports writing

Ranging from a study of Barcelona’s passing genius to a profile the NFL’s most controversial athlete, this week’s round-up is an eclectic appeal to the head and the heart.

# ernie-els - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

A bluffer's guide to... the USPGA Championship

Covering everything from the “Chubby Slam” to Tiger’s disturbing facial hair, get to grips with everything you need to know about the year’s final major.

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