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Els shot a final round 67 in tough windy conditions, which was enough to give him the win by one stroke over Luke Donald.
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Els nearly won the World Match Play Championship for a fourth consecutive year, but lost to Vijay Singh in the final.
Els showed amazing consistency in the Majors but lost to Phil Mickelson in the Masters when Mickelson birdied the 18th for the title, finished ninth in the U. S. Open after playing in the final group with friend and fellow countryman Retief Goosen and surprisingly losing in a playoff in the Open to the then unknown Todd Hamilton.
Els had a put for birdie on the final hole of regulation for the championship, but Els missed the putt and lost in the playoff.
On 8 November 2009, Els almost ended his year-long slump by shooting a course-tying record 9-under 63 in the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions to finish at 16-under par 272, a stroke back of Phil Mickelson who finished with a 17-under 271 total including a final round of 3-under 69.
Els was next in contention at the Transitions Championship, where he needed a win to qualify for the 2012 Masters, led the tournament for most of the final round and had the lead outright until the 16th hole.
Adam Scott led by four shots after a birdie at the 14th hole, but bogeyed the final four holes to miss a playoff with Els by one stroke.
As Scott was playing the 17th, Els had birdied the final hole to become the leader in the clubhouse at seven under, one behind Scott.
He had a good chance to win, but bogeyed the final hole of the four-hole playoff to fall into sudden death with Ernie Els, where he again bogeyed to lose to Els.
Zhang came to global attention at the 2003 Caltex Singapore Masters, where he edged out Ernie Els with a birdie on the final hole to become the first Chinese golfer to win on the European Tour.
At the end of the 2004 season, Stosur reached the doubles final in Québec City, partnered with Els Callens from Belgium.
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At the first WGC event of the year, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Donald in defence of his title he won in 2011, was eliminated in the opening round by South African Ernie Els who beat him 5 & 4.
Ernie Els tees off on the 2nd hole on the Serapong course at Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore in round 1 of the 2007 Singapore Open.
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The latter include San Fulgencio ( 80 %), Rojales ( 74 %), Benitatxell ( 69. 8 %), Algorfa ( 69. 7 %), Llíber ( 67 %), Teulada ( 65. 5 %), Daya Vieja ( 64. 4 %); San Miguel de Salinas ( 64. 3 %), Calp ( 62. 8 %), Els Poblets ( 61. 6 %), Alcalalí ( 60. 8 %), Benijófar ( 58. 5 %), L ' Alfàs del Pi ( 56. 6 %), Orba ( 55 %), Xàbia ( 54 %), Torrevieja ( 53. 5 %), Murla ( 52 %), Fondó ( 51. 7 %), and Benidoleig ( 50 %).
Els and conditions
Ernie Els plays brilliantly given the conditions to record a 72, and wins after a 4-man playoff, the first in major championship history, involving Steve Elkington, Stuart Appleby and Frenchman Thomas Levet.
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When not playing, Els has a golf course design business, a charitable foundation which supports golf among underprivileged youngsters in South Africa, and a highly-regarded wine-making business.
Els won the South African Amateur Championship a few months after his 17th birthday, becoming the youngest-ever winner of that event, breaking the record which had been held by Gary Player.
2004 was the start of the " Big Five Era ", which is used in describing the era in golf where Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Phil Mickelson dominated the game of golf.
On 8 April 2008, Els officially announced that he was switching swing coaches from David Leadbetter ( whom Els had worked with since 1990 ) to Butch Harmon who has revamped the golf swings of many established pros ( which started with Greg Norman ).
Els is also responsible for the refinement and modernisation of the West Course, Wentworth-Virginia Water, England, which took place in 2006.
The couple has also established the Els Center of Excellence, which began as a drive to build a new campus for the aforementioned school but has since mushroomed into a $ 30 million plan to combine the school with a research facility.
( the Picasso Museum ) can be found in the area known as el Born, within the Barri Gotic, in addition to the historic restaurant Els Quatre Gats ( the Four Cats ), which was a popular hang-out for artists, including Pablo Picasso.
They also opposed the traditionalism and religiousness of the Renaixença Catalan Romantics, whom they ridiculed in plays such as Santiago Rusiñol's Els Jocs Florals de Canprosa ( roughly, " The Poetry Contest of Proseland "), a satire of the revived Jocs Florals and the political milieu which promoted them.
There were two main schools of Modernista theatre: social theatre, which intended to change society and denounce injustice — the worker stories of Ignasi Iglésias, for example Els Vells (" The old ones "); the Ibsen-inspired works of Joan Puig i Ferreter, most notably Aigües Encantades (" Enchanted Waters "); Rusiñol's antimilitaristic play L ' Hèroe — and symbolist theatre, which emphasised the distance between artists and the bourgeoisie — for example, Rusiñol's Cigales i Formigues (" Cicadas and Ants ") or El Jardí Abandonat (" The Abandoned Garden ").
In 1996, his political integrity came under heavy criticism, because it was revealed he had written a letter to the Minister of Health Els Borst, in which he asked her to help a pharmaceutical company, of which Bolkestein was member of the board of commissioners.
At the 1994 U. S. Open, played at Oakmont Country Club, Montgomerie lost in a three-man playoff to Ernie Els ( a playoff which also included Loren Roberts ).
He was the architect of the Casa Martí ( also known as " Els Quatre Gats "), which became a place of ideas, projects and social gatherings for such well-known Catalans as Santiago Rusiñol and Ramon Casas.
Caganers are the focal point of at least one association ( Els Amics del Caganer, i. e. Friends of the Caganer ), which puts out a regular bulletin (" El Caganòfil ") and have even been featured in art exhibits.
All three of the individual World Golf Championships events will be played in the United States from 2007, which has attracted criticism from some golfers, including Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and in the media outside the United States.
In 2005, Ernie Els, one of the biggest stars in golf, was the only player in the world top 50 to take part, for which he acknowledged receiving a large appearance fee.
With eighteen feature films, sixteen of which were produced by his own company Els Films de la Rambla, S. A., founded in 1985, he has become one of the best-known Catalan film directors.
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Wim Kok was the prime minister, Annemarie Jorritsma as the vice-prime minister for the VVD, and Els Borst for D66.
In 2008 after Els started to display an " Autism Speaks " logo on his golf bag it was announced that their then five year old son was autistic.
Els was tied with Colin Montgomerie and Loren Roberts after 72 holes and they went to a 18 hole playoff the next day.
1997 was a career year for Els first winning his second U. S. Open ( once again over Colin Montgomerie ) this time at Congressional Country Club, making him the first foreign player since Alex Smith ( 1906, 1910 ) to win the U. S. Open twice.
2000 was the year of runner ups for Els ; with three runner up finishes in the Majors ( Masters, U. S. Open and The Open Championship ) and seven second place finishes in tournaments worldwide.
2004 was another successful year as Els won 6 times on both tours including big wins at Memorial, WGC-American Express Championship and his sixth World Match Play Championship, a new record.
The incident was known as the " Dear Els "- incident, because the letter was addressed to Borst personally.
He remained the leader in career earnings on the European Tour until 2010, when he was surpassed by Ernie Els.
The pioneering group of singer-songwriters Els Setze Jutges was founded in 1961 in Barcelona and came to include several singers from Catalonia, including Joan Manuel Serrat and Lluís Llach, as well as members from the Balearic Islands and Valencian Community.