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Ernie Els, of South Africa, lines up a putt on the third green Monday, April 16, 2007, during the final round of the Verizon Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Els finished second, one stroke behind winner Boo Weekley.

Ernie Els, of South Africa, celebrates after finishing the 18th hole of the final round of the U.S. Open Sunday, June 15, 1997, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Els won the 1997 U.S. Open championship.
Ernie Els, of South Africa, kisses the trophy after winning the 1997 U.S. Open Sunday, June 15, 1997, at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
South African golfer Ernie Els is all smiles as he shows off his trophy after winning the Qwest International Golf Tournament in Castle Rock, Colo., on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000. Els picked up a check for $630,000 for the win.
Ernie Els urges his ball closer to the third hole of the Plantation Course during second round play of the Mercedes Championships in Kapalua, Hawaii, Friday, Jan. 10, 2003. Els was attempting a birdie putt. In the backgroun
Ernie Els, of South Africa, lines up a putt on the third green Monday, April 16, 2007, during the final round of the Verizon Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Els finished second, one stroke behind winner Boo Weekley.
Tiger Woods and Ernie Els shake hands after finishing the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Ernie Els with his son Ben during the Els for Autism Pro-Am at the PGA National on March 15.
Ernie Els with Arnold Palmer on the 18th green after winning.
Ernie Els tees off on the second hole during Round 1 of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
Ernie Els celebrates after his final putt on the 18th green to win the South African Open.
Ernie Els of South Africa hits the ball from a sand bunker at the 5th hole during Pro-Am golf of the 2009 HSBC Champions golf tournament Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in Shanghai, China.
Ernie Els of South Africa hits a shot on the ninth hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 20, 2010, at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.
Ernie Els hits from the first tee box during the final round of the 2010 World Golf Championships-CA Championship at Doral Golf Resort.