Sunday 23 April 2017

Els locates his old swing

Ernie Els bounced back from his disappointing British Open to shoot himself into early contention at the RBC Canadian Open yesterday.

The South African, who hasn't finished in the top 10 all season, said he felt much more confident with his swing.

"I found a good golf swing," said Els, who added that he's battling a back strain. "I was a little iffy on Wednesday. If you hit it in the rough a couple of times here you're going to score high. Ball-striking is very important."

Els was a model of consistency as he fired a two-under-par 68 along with Americans Brett Quigley, Bill Lunde and Kevin Kisner.

However, this score was later bettered by another American, Kris Blanks, who fired a 67.

Irish Independent

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