Ernie Els

Scott Hend floors Ernie Els to win Macau Open

Scott Hend of Australia sinks his putt for birdie at the 18th hole and a three-shot victory at the Venetian Macau Open. Photos: David Paul Morris/Asian Tour

Australian Scott Hend put South African star Ernie Els on the ropes after nine holes, then boxed clever for the rest of the final round to win the US$800,000 Venetian Macau Open by three shots.

Sunday, 20 October, 2013, 6:41pm

Els faces big task to overhaul Hend at Macau Open

South African Ernie Els at the signature 17th hole at the Venetian Macau Open where the tee box is cut into a mountain. Photos: David Paul Morris/Asian Tour

Australian Scott Hend upstaged Ernie Els to take a four-shot lead at the US$800,000 Venetian Macau Open today.

Big-hitting Hend went on a birdie blitz on the front nine, going out in 29 shots, but cooled down on the back nine to finish with an eight-under-63 to lead at 12 under par.

19 Oct 2013 - 6:28pm

Siddikur hoping to lock horns with idol Ernie Els

Bangladesh's Siddikur lines up a putt during his second-round 66 at the Venetian Macau Open. Photo: David Paul Morris/Asian Tour

Bangladeshi star Siddikur held the lead halfway through the second round at the US$800,000 Venetian Macau Open today as South African great Ernie Els mounted a charge.

18 Oct 2013 - 3:21pm

Els frowns on penalising two young Asians at majors

Ernie Els

Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang, 14, was docked one stroke after his second round at Augusta - but still made the cut and finished as the event's leading amateur, while 20-year-old Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama suffered the same fate during the third round at The Open before finishing the event tied for sixth.

1 Aug 2013 - 4:18am

Ernie Els the big drawcard for Venetian Macau Open

Ernie Els boasts 70 pro victories around the world. Photo: AFP

Multiple major winner Ernie Els will roll the dice in Macau for the first time at the US$800,000 Venetian Macau Open in October.

1 Aug 2013 - 4:32am

Non-stop drama on the PGA Tour

Vijay Singh is suing the tour.

Ernie Els flashed that easy smile when he saw a reporter walking towards the clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass last month. "This must be great for you guys," he said through his laughter. "Come out to the PGA Tour and every week they hand you another story."

2 Jun 2013 - 8:55am

A bad week for ...

Ernie Els

Ernie Els

The South African golfer will not be able to rely on his trusty belly putter after 2016, when golf administrators, including the United States Golf Association, will restrict use of the controversial clubs. Three of the last five major champions have used the long putters, but they have been accused of taking skill out of the game.


Zhou Weisi

2 Dec 2012 - 1:37am

Golf: Ernie Els on a mission for autism

Ernie Els at the HSBC headquarters in Central. Photo: Nora Tam

Ernie Els admits he thought his chance of adding another major to the three he won in 1994, 1997 and 2002 had probably gone. In his 40s with a fortune in the bank, and never the dominant force he had been since a knee injury in 2005, he could have been forgiven for giving up.

4 Nov 2012 - 4:47am

Ernie Els is hoping for a happy return to Mission Hills

Ernie Els

Ernie Els may have designed one of the umpteen golf courses at the sprawling Mission Hills complex, but he still admits this week's HSBC WGC Champions tournament at the resort is something of a trip into the unknown.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:09am

Liang works on passing the baton

Farmer's son Liang Wenchong beat all the odds to become China's top golfer - now he's hoping to sow the seeds for a new generation of mainland players.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Following in father's footsteps

The first thing that strikes you about Andy Leadbetter is his energy.

He has just spent the weekend in the stands at the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes but he bounds into the room looking none the worse for wear after two days that normally make the Monday afterwards a misery.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Tim Noonan

You there, pour yourself a cooling libation and leave the troubles of the day behind for a bit. There you go, everything cool? I hope so because unlike the world of matchplay golf, I want you to be as comfortable as possible when you read this.

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


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The Open Championship

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20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Els draws upon a record round to guide him in Asian Open

World number five Ernie Els rolled into Shanghai for the BMW Asian Open yesterday with happy memories of his record-breaking triumph two years ago.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Stenson braves elements to stay in the lead

Exclusivity and golf are synonymous in China. And when BMW rolls into a golf club it's only for the saloon set.

No hoi polloi here, thank you. No walk-in admission. Tickets only by registering through a web site or from high-placed friends and other clubs.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am