World News – United States – PGA Tour Champions: Ernie Els takes victory with wave of finals in North Carolina


Climbing eight places in the standings with a final round of 66 (his best score of the weekend), Els came from behind on Sunday to win a hotly contested SAS championship at Prestonwood Country Club Le Sud -African now has a second PGA Tour Champions win to add to a CV that includes 19 PGA Tour wins and 47 international titles

Els shot 70 and 68 respectively in the first two rounds, and a No 3 bogey on Sunday didn’t help his chances of a comeback But the 50-year-old started to land three consecutive birdies on Nos 6-8 and add four more on the back nine He finished the weekend at 12 under par, one shot from the field

“I had 64 in mind,” Els said when asked if he had a particular target score for the day “You know, especially in the final, there were so many guys grouped together. came from 6 pennies I thought 14 pennies was maybe a good score but then the conditions helped and it got really tough So 66 was fair, just squeaked in there « 

Second place goes to Scotsman Colin Montgomerie, tied for pole position before the final round despite the 57-year-old having won the PGA Tour Champions seven times before (and 42 times abroad) , he could not take the opportunity Montgomerie shot a 2-under 70 (three birdies, one bogey) to finish 11 under

After passing 12 opponents in Saturday’s third round, Vijay Singh secured third place at 10 under with a 70 of his own (four birdies, two bogeys) The Fiji native added another top 5 to a career decorated which includes 34 PGA Tour victories, 22 international victories and a FedExCup title in 2008

Although he narrowly missed the podium, Gene Sauers of Georgia rode the entire Sunday race.The performance of seven birds and two 58-year-old bogeys earned him 18 spots in the standings, where he has T-4 with Robert Karlsson, Kirk Triplett, David Toms and Woody Austin

The PGA Tour Champions will return October 16-18 in Richmond, Virginia for the Dominion Energy Charity Classic

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World News – United States – PGA Tour Champions: Ernie Els wins victory in the final – a wave in North Carolina


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