Ernie Els, the 2012 Open champ, has confirmed that he will play at the Volvo Golf Champions that will take place at the Durban Country Club. The event will start from 10th January and will go on till 13th January.
Now Earnie heads a tough South African challenge for the ‘tournament of champions’ of the European Tour, including the defending champ Branden Grace, 2 – time US Open champ Retief Goosen as well as 2010 Open champ Louis Oosthuizen.
Earnie Els is one of South Africa’s most accomplished sportsperson. He has sixty nine pro career wins in his kitty that includes 4 Major Championships, 2 World Golf Championships and more importantly 7 World Matchplay titles. Former world number one Els is one of the most prolific golf players of his generation and the worldwide reach of his wins can hardly be compared with any other golfer.
He has won in golf events all over the planet and he was also inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in the year 2011.
In 2012 season, Earnie came very close to win Volvo Golf Champions following a dramatic South African play-off with Branden Grace and Retief Goosen, with Branden getting to get his 2nd title of the season. Els told that he was really delighted to be a part of the Volvo Golf Champions. He added that it would really a great way to start the season in his own country in front of home spectators.