Els wins South African Open in 17 hole final round

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, December 19th, 2010
Categories: European TourPro Golf

17 Hole Finale

One way to break the course record would be to leave off a hole.  In the South African Open today, they cut the course to 17 holes because the par-3 fourth hole was water logged.

In order to avoid a stats nightmare, they gave everyone in the tournament a default par on that hole rather than leaving it off the scorecard.  So do they give all players a green-in-regulation and two-putt in their stats too?

Els Wins

Ernie Els held off Retief Goosen to win his 5th South African Open title by one shot.

How’s this for some good golf?  Els turned in rounds of 65-65-67-66 to record a total score of 25 under par.  Perhaps they need to toughen up Durban Country Club a bit?