Ernie Els has spoken of his enjoyment about the South African stars who have responded to the evident ‘Boys are Back’ topic of the 107th enjoying of the South African Open, which he has gained 5 moments.
This week’s field at Glendower CC consists of four of South Africa’s Key winners in Els, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, and Charl Schwartzel, who every have their individual storied heritage with the SA Open.
At the same time, the likes of Branden Grace, 2016 winner Brandon Stone, Dylan Frittelli, Dean Burmester, Haydn Porteous, George Coetzee, Thomas Aiken, and Erik van Rooyen will be looking to exhibit the followers that the ‘new brigade’ can perform also.
“We have a good field this 7 days. I am enthusiastic to see a great deal of the South Africans here. There are so a lot of of them knocking on the doorway of executing good items,” Els claimed in a assertion.
“There are young players here on the brink of turning out to be good players, and successful the BMW SA Open could be a actually good stepping stone for them.”
That becoming claimed, the 48-yr-old is as enthusiastic about the prospect of ‘bringing back again some of the old magic’ when it comes to his individual activity this 7 days in the Town of Ekurhuleni.
He added: “Last yr was a funny yr with my daughter Samantha likely to university and a few of accidents that I experienced. But I experience balanced and I want to perform some golf, in particular in front of my property crowd.
“I’ve also bought some new tools I am doing the job with. With any luck , I can get some of the old magic back again and have a great 7 days.”
From his very first South African Open title as a 22-yr-old in 1992 to his previous in 2010 (the 100th edition), Els has specific affection for his property Open, indicating: “I am privileged to have gained this 5 moments and it’s been wonderful every one time.
“I have so a lot of good recollections of this tournament, including enjoying with some of the greatest golfers in the activity. It can be great to be here as a 48-yr-old and however competing in my countrywide Open.”
Els’s 5 wins locations him joint-fifth on the all-time checklist behind fellow South African Gary Player (13), Bobby Locke (9) and Sid Brews (8), and degree with Scottish player George Fotheringham.
Supplying back again to his group is a key priority for the veteran this 7 days, by his Els for Autism organisation, which is in aim since his son Ben (15) lives with the problem.
The Massive Simple claimed: “We are executing a great deal of get the job done in the US and South Africa, and all of the proceeds from this week’s tournament go towards Els for Autism. It can be a excellent way to give back again. We are helping a great deal of young ones and are relocating ahead with some thrilling items.”