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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ernie and the Goose Prepare for 2011

Just a quick one today...

Ernie Els and Retief Goosen are #1 and #2 at the 100th South African Open Championship, which is the 2nd oldest open in the world. (The Open Championship is older.) Ernie's at -14 and Goose is -12... and since Thursday's round was rained out, the field was cut to only 50 and ties (60 made it). They're playing 36 holes today.

It looks as if Ernie and the Goose are going to be in good shape for the PGA Tour in 2011... and it looks like Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, both tied for 4th place, are also getting ready for their debut as PGA Tour members.

I guess Tiger's not the only one looking to get back on track next year. This could be fun.


  1. How about that tournament finishing off with two 17 hole rounds ? Weather made the par 3 4th unplayable, so they just went around it.

  2. An appropriate ending to a bizarre year, eh?

  3. yeah - but I like the Sara Brown story best.

    81st on the DFT money list - has to go through regional qualifying for LPGA Q-school - makes that on the number. (that was in September)

    Then gets part of the women's team win at The Big Break: Dominican Republic.

    Three weeks ago, she went to the Ladies European Tour PRE-qualifying in Spain and got into the final Q-school.

    Headed right to the airport to fly to Florida for LPGA Q-school and got her card.

    BACK to the airport and back to Spain for the LET Q-school finals and finishes T9 there.

    That's 3 international flights and 15 tournament rounds (plus practice rounds) in 3 weeks and got both cards she was playing for.

    I'd say that's pretty darned impressive.

  4. I've already got tomorrow's limerick post ready to go... and she was the main story besides the actual limerick. Way to go, Sara!