|Evts||Cuts Md||Wins||2nd||3rd||T10||Sc Avg||FedEx Pts||Earnings||World Pts|
|Assets:||Possesses a smooth and effort-less swing. Doesn't stand out in any particular facet of the game but does everything well. Can turn average rounds into decent scores and can go real low on great days. A great finisher when in or near the lead.|
|Flaws:||His short game needs a little more finesse. Isn't a good scrambler, especially from short distance. Seems to lose focus when not in the hunt in the early stages of a tournament.|
|Career Potential:||Among the best players in the world.|
Els four back at the Zurich Classic midpoint | 04/26/2013 1:38 PM
NewsErnie Els followed his opening 67 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a 3-under-par 33-36=69 to reach the midpoint in 8-under 136, four strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
ImpactThe Big Easy started today's round in The Big Easy on the 10th hole. He went out in bogey-free 3-under with notable birdies of 11'10" at 13 and 16'7" at 18, thus extending his bogey-free stretch to 27 holes to begin the tournament. Els would finally succumb to bogeys at 1, 3 and 5, the last of which a three-putt from 43'5". He offset them, however, with birdies at the par-5 second and seventh holes before securing his sixth sub-70 in as many rounds at TPC Louisiana with a birdie conversion measuring 13'8" at the par-3 ninth hole.
Els goes bogey-free to open Zurich Classic | 04/25/2013 6:52 PM
NewsErnie Els turned in a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 for his opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
ImpactEls lost in a playoff last year in what was his debut at TPC Louisiana. He didn't sign for a round over 68, so he's clearly comfy in the bayou. He hit 14 greens today and circled five birdies. The set included conversions of 13'11" and 24'6" at the eighth and 16th holes, respectively.
Els 15-under on Augusta's par 5s; 1-under | 04/14/2013 4:29 PM
NewsErnie Els completed his final round of the Masters with a 3-under-par 36-33=69 to end the week at 1-under 287.
ImpactThe story of Els' week was his play on the par 5s. He finished the week at 15-under on Augusta National's longest holes with nine birdies and three eagles. He will now head east to Hilton Head, SC for the RBC Heritage.
Els well over par in return to competition | 03/21/2013 2:06 PM
NewsErnie Els signed for a 3-over-par 39-36=75 following his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
ImpactBack in play following a hip injury, Els didn't perform like he's feeling OK. The two-time winner at Bay Hill landed just nine greens in regulation en route to four bogeys and a double. He started his round at the 10th hole and promptly carded three consecutive bogeys. His only conversion over six feet was a par save from 13'9" at the fifth hole.
Els books Arnie's Invite for return to action | 03/15/2013 6:45 PM
NewsErnie Els is listed in the published field of next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.
ImpactEls sat out of this week's stop in Tampa due to an injury to his right hip. He's a two-time champion at Bay Hill where he's made 18 starts. He also tied for fourth in last year's edition.
Els removed from Tampa Bay Championship field | 03/11/2013 10:46 AM
NewsErnie Els has been removed from the field for this week's Tampa Bay Championship.
ImpactThe PGA TOUR's media department reported this. This is merely a formality after we relayed Golfweek.com's report on Sunday that Els was going to get treatment for an injured right hip flexor instead.
Report: Els WDs from Tampa Bay Championship | 03/10/2013 6:08 PM
NewsErnie Els will not compete in this week's Tampa Bay Championship, according to a report at Golfweek.com.
ImpactAlex Miceli wrote that The Big Easy could not overcome a bothersome right hip flexor and has elected to recover instead. "It's been on and off for a while, and probably for about four or five months now," Els said. "I've been working out and trying to get fit and strong, but it's just kind of lingering. I've got to try and work it out. ... I've got to get this sorted. It's been bugging me for a while, and then it really went into spasm Thursday. I was like on the tee, almost gone." It's unknown when the big fella plans to return.
Els makes PGA TOUR debut at Northern Trust | 02/12/2013 10:44 PM
NewsErnie Els will see his first PGA TOUR action at the Northern Trust Open.
ImpactEls played three events in January on the European Tour, failing to crack a top 15. In eight starts at Riviera CC, Els has a win and has only failed to cash a check once. He tied for 59th last season, only breaking par in one round.
|May 6-12||THE PLAYERS Championship||Cut||73||73||-||-||146||-||-|
|April 22-28||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||T15||67||69||72||68||276||-12||$102,300|
|April 15-21||RBC Heritage||Cut||73||73||-||-||146||-||-|
|April 8-14||Masters Tournament||T13||71||74||73||69||287||-1||$145,600|
|March 18-25||Arnold Palmer Invitational||Cut||75||75||-||-||150||-||-|
|March 4-10||WGC: Cadillac Championship||T28||73||69||72||71||285||-3||$75,000|
|Feb 25-March 3||The Honda Classic||T46||69||70||75||72||286||6||$16,632|
|Feb 18-24||WGC: Accenture Match Play Championship||T33||-||-||-||-||-||-||$46,000|
|Feb 11-17||Northern Trust Open||T13||70||68||73||68||279||-5||$127,600|
|Best Finish||13||2 times-last: Masters Tournament||last: April 8-14||1|
|Worst Opening Round||75||Arnold Palmer Invitational||March 18-25||75|
|Worst Finishing Round||72||The Honda Classic||Feb 25-March 3||78|
|Worst First 36 Holes||150||Arnold Palmer Invitational||March 18-25||148|
|Worst Last 36 Holes||147||The Honda Classic||Feb 25-March 3||152|
|Worst Tournament (vs par)||Missed Cut||3 times-last: THE PLAYERS Championship||last: May 6-12||Missed Cut|
|Best Round||67||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||April 22-28||66|
|Best Opening Round||67||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||April 22-28||66|
|Best Finishing Round||68||2 times-last: Zurich Classic of New Orleans||last: April 22-28||66|
|Best First 36 Holes||136||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||April 22-28||134|
|Best Last 36 Holes||140||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||April 22-28||135|
|Best Tournament (vs par)||-12||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||April 22-28||-19|
|Worst Finish||Missed Cut||3 times-last: THE PLAYERS Championship||last: May 6-12||Missed Cut|
|Worst Round||75||3 times-last: Arnold Palmer Invitational||last: March 18-25||78|