CNN's Nkepile Mabuse spends time with South African golf star Ernie Els as he enjoys a break in his homeland.
A birdie on the first play-off hole saw Branden Grace beat South African legends Ernie Els and Retief Goosen to the Volvo Golf Champions title at the Fancourt course in George.
As one of the world's most successful golfers, Ernie Els has got it all. The three-time major winner is famous for his sporting achievements, but he is giving a lot back to the game he loves and the country he cherishes.
Ernie Els has won his fifth South African Open title after an action-packed final day at the Durban Country Club.
Ernie Els lived up to his 'Big Easy' nickname with an imperious second-round 65 to lead the South African Open in Durban by two strokes at the halfway stage.
Ernie Els took full advantage of his unexpected invitation to the PGA Grand of Golf by claiming a one-shot victory in Bermuda.
World number 11 Ernie Els talks about his season and induction into the Golf Hall of Fame.
South African golfer Ernie Els is preparing himself for a backlash from his fellow professionals on Thursday when the Wentworth course he has redesigned plays host to the BMW PGA Championship, Europe's flagship event.
CNN's Justin Armsden talks to world number seven Ernie Els about redesigning Wentworth Golf Course ahead of the BMW PGA Championship.
South Africa veteran Ernie Els fired a three-under-par 69 to lurk just two shots behind leader Marcus Fraser at the weather-affected Ballantine's Championship in South Korea on Saturday.
CNN's Justin Armsden discovers why European players are blazing a trail in the world golf rankings.
Ernie Els survived some nervy moments to secure his second successive Arnold Palmer Invitational title in Orlando on Monday.
Pablo Martin survived a near disastrous final hole to take a two-shot lead over home favorite Ernie Els into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.
Ernie Els fired a second-round five-under-par 67 on Friday to finish four shots behind leader Pablo Martin in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the Leopard Creek Country Club.
Three-time major winner Ernie Els has made the long flight to Jeju Island in South Korea as he bids to get his faltering career back on track with victory in this week's Ballantine's Championship.
Josh Salzmann is CNN Living Golf's resident fitness expert. During his 30 year career, Salzmann has put an impressive number of sportsmen and celebrities through their paces, including South African golfer Ernie Els. Here he reflects on his first Masters experience with Els in Augusta.
Ernie Els narrowly avoided missing the weekend cut at the British Open for the first time since his debut in 1989, but the brutal conditions at Royal Birkdale took its tool on several high-profile names.
Ernie Els has changed his mind and will play in next week's WGC Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona.
Raphael Jacquelin's uneven round of 72 was good enough to give him a one-stroke lead after 54 holes of the Indian Masters at Delhi Golf Club.
Northern Ireland's Damien McGrane continued his fine recent form with a two-under-par 69 to take a two-shot lead at the Indian Masters on Friday while tournament favorite Ernie Els battled back to make the halfway cut.
Ernie Els' hopes of putting his Dubai disappointment behind him disappeared with a quadruple bogey horror show in the first round of the Indian Masters.
Tiger Woods birdied five of his final seven holes Sunday to rally from a four-shot deficit and grab a dramatic victory at the Dubai Desert Classic for a sixth title in his last seven events.
Ernie Els charged into the lead after the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic as world number one Tiger Woods saw his hopes of a fifth consecutive win nosedive.
South Africa's Ernie Els suffered a stunning last hole collapse in front of his disbelieving home fans to hand the Alfred Dunhill Championship to England's John Bickerton.
Ernie Els shot an eight-under 64 to move into a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club.
Home hope Ernie Els has been fitted with a new set of irons as he bids for a record breaking fourth win in the Sun City Challenge this week.
U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera, fresh off a win in Singapore, will attempt to make it a double when he competes for Asia's biggest golf purse this week at the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.
Asian Tour organizers claim that the European Tour has caused the problems which have prompted a row over Ernie Els's absence from the Volvo Masters this week.
Ernie Els capped a perfect week at Wentworth by claiming his seventh HSBC World Match Play title with a 6 & 4 victory against Angel Cabrera in the final on Sunday.
Ernie Els will face Angel Cabrera in the final of the HSBC World Match Play on Sunday after registering contrasting victories in the semifinals at Wentworth.
Ernie Els kept alive his hopes of a seventh HSBC World Match Play title after marching into the semifinals with another emphatic win at Wentworth.
Six-time winner Ernie Els will face Scot Colin Montgomerie in the first round of the World Match Play Championship at Wentworth on Thursday.
World number four Ernie Els has withdrawn from this week's Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston to spend more time with his family.
Ernie Els has been beaten down the stretch by Vijay Singh, by Retief Goosen, by Phil Mickelson and, of course, by Tiger Woods. Add a new guy to the list: Boo Weekley of Jay, Fla. Ernie has it all, the major titles and the big contracts and the private jet, but on Monday afternoon at gusty Hilton Head, S.C., Weekley had something Els did not: tremendous good luck. On the final two holes Weekley duffed pitch shots for birdie, then holed pitch shots for par. Now he has the tartan coat, the delightfully gaudy wrap the winner of the Verizon Heritage Classic is draped in each year. (Els is still looking for his first one.) Now Weekley has secured a berth in the 2008 Masters, thanks to the reintroduction of the win-and-you're-in rule. (Els hasn't officially qualified yet.) Now Weekley is ninth on the 2007 money list. (Els is 19th.)
In a final-round duel between the legendary Ernie Els and the career grinder Boo Weekley, you know who wins, right?
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Jerry Kelly's hole-in-one helped move him past a fading Ernie Els on Saturday in the Verizon Heritage.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Jerry Kelly routinely overcomes his own quirky emotions to excel on the PGA Tour. So he's not going to let a spring cold stand in his way at the Verizon Heritage.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- The Big Easy is making it look, well, easy again.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Ernie Els smiled after his 6-under 65 to open the Verizon Heritage. He wasn't in front, but he wasn't out of it either, as he's been so often at tournaments the past few seasons.
Former champion Ernie Els goes into this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational with one eye firmly fixed on next month's Masters in Augusta, Georgia.
CNN's Living Golf team have recently returned from the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand where rookie Anton Haig won his first European Tour event. The 20-year-old South African was quick to praise his compatriots Retief Goosen and Ernie Els, saying his long-term goals were to emulate their success.
1. Mark Wilson's putter Have you ever seen a player make so many huge putts down the stretch?
The great thing about Honda Classic week is that there is never anything meaningful to ruminate on, allowing me to do some long-overdue housekeeping of my inbox. Sifting through weeks' worth of e-mails, I was overcome by the outpouring of love from so many readers. Scott Gamache of Boca Raton, Fla, sent this valentine: "No question, just a statement: you are full of sh--." Hey, Scott, back atcha!
Two-time winner Ernie Els is trailing after the first round of the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand as he struggled to a one-over par 73 on Thursday.
Ernie Els and Tiger Woods are ready for another fascinating duel in the desert sun after two late birdies helped the South African snatch a two-shot lead on 17-under-par 199 in the Dubai Classic third round.
Three-times champion Ernie Els was just one stroke behind surprise leader Ross Fisher of Britain when the Dubai Desert Classic second round was completed on Saturday morning.
Sweden's Patrik Sjoland shot a course record eight-under-par 64 to grab a one-stroke lead after the second round of the South African Open on Friday.
Ernie Els is desperate for victory in the South African Open this week, to preserve a remarkable personal record.
Australian Adam Scott birdied the 18th to defeat South Africa's Ernie Els in a three-hole playoff and retain his Singapore Open title on Sunday.
Defending champion Adam Scott of Australia and South Africa's Ernie Els set up a final round shootout for the Singapore Open title after the pair surged clear of the field in the weather-affected third round on Saturday.
A magical eagle two at the 14th hole helped champion Tiger Woods fire a course record-tying 65 to finish one stroke clear of Ernie Els in the British Open second round on Friday.
With his disappointing U.S. Masters finish behind him, Ernie Els has high hopes for this week's Heritage Classic in Hilton Head, South Carolina, before taking a month's break.
Some of golf's greatest players fear that stretching fabled Augusta National into the second-longest course in major championship history could rob this week's Masters of its traditional back-nine drama.
Tiger Woods continued his perfect start to 2006 with a playoff victory over defending champion Ernie Els in the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.
Henrik Stenson maintained his lead at the Qatar Masters but a disappointing finish left the door open for the chasing pack after the third round on Saturday.
Ernie Els cast aside any lingering doubts about his fitness with a three-stroke victory in the Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club.
Ernie Els eagled the 18th hole to lie just two shots off leader Ulrich van den Berg after the Dunhill Championship third round.
Ernie Els will miss the first two events of the 2006 U.S. Tour in a bid to improve on his disappointing form in the majors this year.
World number three Ernie Els will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury on a sailing holiday in the Mediterranean last week.
Three members of golf 'Big Five' stepped up their challenge to overnight leader Tiger Woods on the second morning of the 134th British Open at St Andrews on Friday.
World number three Ernie Els fired a five-under-par second round 66 to move into contention for an unprecedented third Scottish Open title.
World number three Ernie Els closed the gap on second-ranked Vijay Singh by cruising to a 13-shot victory at the thunderstorm-hit Asian Open in Shanghai on Monday.
Ernie Els fired a solid four-under-par 68 to extend his lead to five strokes in the third round of the $1.5 million Asian Open.
Star attraction Ernie Els of South Africa fired a smooth five-under-par 67 in sweltering heat to share the first round lead at the $1.5 million Asian Open.
Australian Richard Green holds a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Qatar Masters after shooting a four-under 68.
Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez upstaged tournament favorite Ernie Els to take a two-shot lead in the Dubai Desert Classic second round.
Tournament favorite Ernie Els fired a six-under-par 66 in the Dubai Desert Classic first round to put himself on track for an unprecedented third title at the Emirates Golf Club.
Prize money for golf's 2005 Dubai Desert Classic has been increased to a record $2.2 million, organizers said on Wednesday.
Englishman Neil Cheetham, who only made this season's Tour with a last hole eagle in qualifying school, took a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Dunhill Championship in Malaleane, South Africa.
Sweden's Peter Gustafsson shot a four-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Dunhill Championship at the Leopard Creek Country Club.
Defending champion Ernie Els continued his relentless quest for a record breaking sixth World Match Play title when he beat Argentina's Angel Cabrera in their quarter-final clash.
Ernie Els held off a strong challenge from playing partner Thomas Bjorn to win the WGC-American Express Championship by one shot on Sunday.
World number three Ernie Els fired a sparkling second-round eight-under-par 64 to move two shots clear in the WGC-American Express Championship on Friday.
American journeyman Todd Hamilton beat world number two Ernie Els in a four-hole playoff to win the British Open at Royal Troon on Sunday.
A British Open leaderboard containing most of the biggest names in golf is being topped by a little-known US PGA Tour pro.
Marcus Fraser shot a sparkling seven-under 64 to share the third round lead in the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond.
South African Ernie Els took advantage of calm conditions to fire a flawless six-under 66 for a two-shot lead after the third round of the Memorial Tournament on Saturday.
South African Ernie Els and British Open champion Ben Curtis tied for the lead after the first round of the $5.25 million Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on Thursday.
Argentine Angel Cabrera snatched the lead in the Volvo PGA Championship third round at Wentworth, moving a stroke clear after his blistering run from the turn paved the way for a four-under-par 68.
Trevor Immelman recent switch to a 'belly-putter' helped him fire seven-under 65 for a share of the first round lead in the Tournament Players Championship of Europe.
Tiger Woods was unable to finish while a faltering Ernie Els finished six shots off the lead in the fog-delayed Dubai Desert Classic first round on Thursday.
All sports need great champions. But what they need even more are great rivalries.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - World number three Ernie Els finally shook the rust off his game in the second round of the Hawaiian Open.
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