Friday 28 July 2017

Els chasing sixth national title success

Gareth Maybin is the only Irish golfer teeing it up today in the South African Open at the Serengeti GC, where Ernie Els is bidding for his sixth title.

Els, of course, is just back from the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, where he won only one of his five games in the 19-15 defeat to the United States.

The 42-year-old first won his national title in 1992 and got his hands on the trophy once more four years later. He won it again in 1998 after it became part of the European Tour schedule; his fourth success came in 2007 and his fifth last December.

South African Open,

Live, Sky Sports 1, 8.30am

Irish Independent

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport