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Ernie Els |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 10/17/1969
College: South Africa

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Ernie Els struggled in his opening round of The 143rd Open Championship after which he signed for a 7-over-par 42-37=79.
The two-time winner of the Claret Jug opened the tournament by three-putting from inside the leather at the par-4 first hole. He whiffed badly on a tap-in for bogey, and then flubbed a backhanded attempt from longer range. He'd hit 11 greens in regulation, find only one birdies, that a 4 at the 16th hole. But the damage was done as The Big Easy made it look anything but with five bogeys in the wake of the opening triple. UPDATE: reported that Els struck a spectator with his opening tee ball. "There was blood everywhere," he said. The ball hit the jaw of a male senior citizen. "I really felt bad hitting it there into the people and hurting the guy the way I did. Hopefully he’s better now. It wasn’t very nice. ... "It was a nightmare. I’d like to put it behind me. I just hope the gentleman feels better, because he looked really bad when I left him there." Jul 17 - 2:05 PM

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Season Stats
Year / TournamentsFinishedStats
YearTournamentsWinTop 5Top 10ACEParBirdieEagleBogeyDbl BogeyTrp Bogey
201420 0 0 0992821131
Tournament Log
TournamentPositionAceDbl EagleEagleBirdieParBogeyDbl BogeyTrp Bogey
World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions110011847510
CIMB Classic470011052621
The Open Championship131000325611
AT&T Nationaln/a000422910
U.S. Open Championship3500013401720
the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide In1900114461100
THE PLAYERS Championship7200110291310
Wells Fargo Championship4400114441120
Zurich Classic of New Orleansn/a000625500
RBC Heritage6400011461410
The Masters520005211000
Shell Houston Open430001250820
Valero Texas Openn/a000524520
Valspar Championshipn/a000425610
Northern Trust Open3500014471100