Rankings: Top 20 SA players

2014-04-15 00:00

The Top 20 SA players in the world rankings after the year's first Major - the Masters - won by American Bubba Watson.

Day wins Match Play crown

2014-02-24 07:41

Jason Day withstood the determined challenge of Victor Dubuisson to win the World Golf Championships Match Play crown.

SA golfers progress in Arizona

2014-02-21 16:05

SA's Ernie Els and Louis Oosthuizen have progressed after defeating their opponents at the Match Play Championship.

Els signs deal with Adams

2014-01-02 07:44

Four-time major champion Ernie Els is changing equipment again after signing a new deal with Adams Golf.

Ernie pays tribute to Mandela

2013-12-06 09:26

South African golfing superstar Ernie Els has paid tribute Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday at the age of 95.

Upset Els to skip Dubai event

2013-11-04 07:48

Ernie Els is upset at the European Tour's playing demands and will register his disapproval by skipping the season-ending event in Dubai.

Hend outshines Els in Macau

2013-10-19 14:58

Australian Scott Hend upstaged Ernie Els by taking a four-shot lead after the third round of the Asian Tour's Macau Open.

Streaker alert!

2013-10-07 09:59

Steve Stricker and Ernie Els had a close encounter with an eye-opening visitor at the Presidents Cup.

Els lauds Shevchenko for effort

2013-09-13 12:00

Former European Footballer of the Year Andriy Shevchenko struggled on his golf debut but Ernie Els gave him 10/10.

Els headlines Macau Open

2013-07-31 07:47

Four-time Major winner Ernie Els has confirmed he will take part in the Venetian Macau Open for the first time in October.

Els vents rage at Muirfield

2013-07-20 09:04

Defending champion Ernie Els was in a foul mood after an error-ridden second round of the British Open at Muirfield.

Golf comes first for Els

2013-07-15 16:30

Ernie Els has says it is unfortunate that women are barred from becoming members at Muirfield Golf Course.

Els gives back claret jug

2013-07-15 15:33

The first order of business at the British Open was for South African golfer Ernie Els to hand over the claret jug.

Els struggles at Scottish Open

2013-07-12 21:12

Ernie Els will likely head into his Open Championship title defence on the back of a missed cut after struggling at the Scottish Open.

Els eyes 4th Scottish victory

2013-07-10 14:05

Ernie Els has a fourth victory in Scotland locked in his sights as he heads to Castle Stuart Golf Links for the Scottish Open.


Els' Munich triumph

2013-06-24 08:05

See pictures from Ernie Els' win at the BMW International in Munich.

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Ernie Els shares lead in Munich

2013-06-22 21:27

Overnight leader Ernie Els has a share of the lead going into the final round of the BMW International Open.

Els off to a stormer in Munich

2013-06-20 20:30

Ernie Els has produced his lowest score in seven months to storm to the front in the 25th anniversary BMW International Open.

Els gives Rose sound advice

2013-06-19 20:30

Ernie Els has offered Justin Rose, and golf's newest US Open champion, some timely advice ahead of the British Open.

Els heads SA's US Open hopes

2013-06-12 13:15

Ernie Els says he is ready to challenge for top honours when the US Open starts at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Els lying low ahead of Memorial

2013-05-29 11:21

While the focus at the Memorial Tournament will be on Tiger Woods, South African Ernie Els has flown under the radar.

Els predicts legal battle

2013-05-22 15:48

Ernie Els has predicted a legal battle over the ban on anchoring golf putters set to come into force in January 2016.

Big Easy back on track

2013-05-06 11:49

Ernie Els says his second-place finish at the Indonesian Masters, an Asian Tour event, is just the confidence booster he needs.

Els one off pace in Jakarta

2013-05-04 11:06

South Africa's Ernie Els is one shot behind leader Daisuke Kataoka of Japan heading into the final round of the Indonesian Masters.

Big Easy produces late flurry

2013-04-13 12:54

With four holes to play in the second round of the Masters at the Augusta NGC, Ernie Els was staring elimination in the face.


Els still excited at 20th try

2014-04-09 21:08

South African golfer Ernie Els says that he never tires of the Masters even though he returns to Augusta for the 20th time.

Els flies SA Match Play flag

2014-02-23 09:07

Ernie Els has beaten rising US star Jordan Spieth to book a WGC Match Play Championship semi-final date with Jason Day.

Els out of Volvo Champions

2014-01-02 16:20

Ernie Els withdrew from the Volvo Golf Champions and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, to spend more time with his family.

Els pays tribute to ex-coach

2013-12-07 16:09

Ernie Els says he will “play with a heavy heart” in the third round of the NGC, after the death of his former coach Jos Vanstiphout.

Els heading back to Sun City

2013-11-09 15:34

Four-time Major champion Ernie Els is set to make a record 17th appearance in the $6.5m Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City.

Hend trumps Els in Macau

2013-10-20 14:10

Scott Hend has won the Macau Open as the tournament's star draw Ernie Els was forced to content himself with third place.

Els bounces back in Macau

2013-10-18 15:00

Ernie Els hit a six-under-par 65 to trail halfway leader Mohammad Siddikur of Bangladesh by one shot at the Venetian Macau Open.

Els confirmed for CIMB Classic

2013-09-26 12:00

Major-winner Ernie Els will join a host of other big names at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, organisers have said.

Els under pressure to perform

2013-08-29 16:28

Ernie Els' future in the FedExCup Playoff depends on how well he does at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

Els tops SA sport rich list

2013-07-22 19:00

The Sunday Times newspaper says Ernie Els was South Africa's highest-earning sportsman in 2012, making R179 million last year.

Els hails Muirfield as No. 1

2013-07-15 21:00

Ernie Els believes Muirfield, the venue for this week's 142nd British Open, is the finest links course on the championship rota.

Ernie looking to tame Muirfield

2013-07-15 16:30

Ernie Els returns to the scene of his first Open Championship triumph, Muirfield, along with nine of his countrymen.

Els misses Scottish Open cut

2013-07-13 08:06

Ernie Els headed a list of four former British Open champions missing the halfway cut at the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart.

Els defends Castle Stuart

2013-07-10 19:30

The double British Open winning pair of Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington have defended this week's Scottish Open host course.

Els to play Scottish Open

2013-07-02 18:02

Ernie Els will test his links game ahead of the defense of his British Open title by playing in next week's Scottish Open.

Ernie triumphs in Munich

2013-06-23 16:42

South Africa's Ernie Els has won the BMW International Open in Munich, becoming the oldest winner of the event.

Els maintains lead in Germany

2013-06-21 20:00

Ernie Els has maintained his lead after playing his second round at the BMW International Open in Munich.

Els holds early Munich lead

2013-06-20 16:30

Ernie Els has holed an eagle and seven birdies to hold the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open.

Schwartzel sinks, Els rallies

2013-06-17 14:09

Charl Schwartzel squandered his best chance so far to win the US Open in the final round after leading with 17 holes left.

Els expects birdies aplenty

2013-06-11 09:09

Ernie Els says the heavy rains that drenched Merion Golf Clubwill make the 113th US Open a birdie-filled fight among many rivals.

Els, Kingston finish sixth

2013-05-26 20:01

Ernie Els and James Kingston have flown the flag for South Africa with a share of sixth place at the BMW PGA Championship.

Els to set record straight

2013-05-08 13:15

Open champion Ernie Els believes he has a chance to improve his poor record at The Players Championship in Florida.

Wiesberger keeps Els at bay

2013-05-05 12:51

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger has held off the persistent challenge of SA's Ernie Els to win the Indonesian Masters by one stroke.

Els starts strong in Jakarta

2013-05-02 14:30

British Open champion Ernie Els returned to Asia to record a solid opening round of four-under-par 68 to lie two shots off lead.

Els goes 'long' at Augusta

2013-04-09 13:05

Ernie Els says he will use the long putter for the last time at the year's first Major - the Masters at Augusta.

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