Tag Archives: Ernie Els

Aug
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Ernie Els hasn’t had the best season of his career — not by a long shot, but he feels like his game is finally taking a turn for the better. He’s been enduring some growing pains following a couple of changes. There’s been the equipment switch from Callaway to Adams. He’s back to using the short putter after a couple-year dalliance with the belly putter. He’s also been enduring a nagging injury to his back and ribs due to the wear of tear of too much practicing and playing.

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Jul
17
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Ernie Els is a two-time Open champion, but he shot himself out of the tournament with an opening 79. The worst part of his round came on the first hole when his tee shot struck a spectator in the face. Els saw the man’s bloody face, and after the round, said, “I felt pretty bad about it because I was trying to hit it, you know, left, which I did. And obviously I probably should have started to move the people left on the left side, but I didn’t do that. So I really felt bad hitting it there into the people, and hurting the guy the way I did. Hopefully, he’s better now, but it wasn’t very nice.”

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Jul
6
2014

Some of you have asked where you could watch my TV work. Well, the answer to that is Fox Sports International in 30 countries across Asia! But, obviously, most of you guys are not from that area and can’t access that channel.

I’ve picked just a few features and several of my favorite interviews with the men and women from the U.S. Opens at Pinehurst to post on my YouTube page. Enjoy!

First, here’s a preview piece to the first week on the challenges the players would face on unique Donald Ross course that was restored by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

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Dec
7
2013
Woods meets Mandela for the first time in '98

Woods meets Mandela for the first time in ’98

The world is mourning the death of the beloved former South African President Nelson Mandela. Even Tiger Woods, who hasn’t been thrilled with Golf Channel as of late, gave a post-round TV interview to pay tribute to Mandela following the first round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, the tournament he hosts that also benefits his foundation (but denied GC’s request after he shot 62 to take the second-round lead on Friday).

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Nov
5
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
Els

Stick your tongue out, Ernie!

Ernie Els is not happy with the European Tour’s increased playing requirements, where competitors are being required to make starts two of the last three events leading into Dubai to be eligible for the $8 million season finale. He’s so upset that he’s skipping next week’s flagship final event in Dubai, according to Andrew Both’s Reuters report

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Oct
7
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Humor
Pres Cup streaker in the police station at MV

Pres Cup streaker in the police station at MV

Kimberly Webster, now infamously known as the “Presidents Cup streaker, showed her patriotism when she stripped and streaked past Steve Stricker and Ernie Els on the 18th tee, while yelling, “Streaking for Stricker,” “Baba-booey,” “Team America,” “USA, USA,” and simply whatever came out of her mouth.

How did this idea all come about? Well, it started as a joke, of course. After all, wouldn’t it be funny and wouldn’t it add some excitement to the dreary, weather-delayed Presidents Cup if someone went streaking at Muirfield Village?

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Oct
7
2013
Things are better when Lindsey is around....

Things are better when Lindsey is around….

Before we wrap up this year’s edition of the Presidents Cup, let’s take a look at some of Sunday’s best moments, along with random yet interesting tidbits from behind the scenes.

First of all, let’s take a moment and give the organizers of the tournament a round of applause for getting the matches finished not only on Sunday, but *early*in the afternoon. Who would have thunk? *Golf claps*

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Oct
6
2013
F*** yeah, America!

F*** yeah, America! (Photo via JJ Tanabe)

Just when you thought this Presidents Cup couldn’t get any wackier with the wigs, pet squirrel mascots, weather delays, three matches in one day, The Fanatics, over-served fans — we can now add “streaker” to the list.

As Steve Stricker and Ernie Els stood on the 18th tee in their Sunday singles match, they had a close encounter with an eye-opening visitor, to say the least. The unidentified woman ran through security and up the stairs onto the tee box and then back down across the 18th fairway.

[*FYI: Some of the pictures are kind of NSFW after the jump.]

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Oct
4
2013

 

More bromance!

I thought they weren’t into fist-bumping?

Aside from the crappy weather and delays — which we’re pretty used to this year on the PGA Tour — this Presidents Cup is much more intriguing than most expected. We thought it’d just be another American blowout, like every other year, except 1998 when the Internationals captured their lone win.

While there are four matches in the Friday foursomes sessions still in progress, the first two were completed, with the Americans and Internationals each securing a point. The score currently stands with U.S. 4.5, International 3.5.

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