Cape The city – Ernie Els is the oldest participant within the Nedbank Golfing Problem box and he has so much on his thoughts with the impending Presidents Cup. However there is not any position he’d quite be this week than making his 19th look in a match that has outlined him up to he’s helped to develop it.
“I’m in point of fact happy they gave me an invitation. I’m over 50 now, so I’m the oldest man within the box, however I’ve had such a lot of nice reminiscences round Solar Town from fanatics and from the folk I’ve met right here, and clearly the golfing route could be very particular to me. So you recognize, it’s great to be right here,” Els stated on Tuesday.
The four-time Primary winner gained “Africa’s Primary” in 1999, 2000 and 2002 and is a member of an unique membership of most effective 4 gamers – Els, David Frost, Nick Value and Lee Westwood – to have gained the Nedbank Golfing Problem 3 times.
He returns to the Gary Participant Nation Membership together with his thoughts fascinated with his captaincy of the World Group within the upcoming Presidents Cup, after which a brand new problem as a senior excursion golfer.
“Yeah, I’m going to be enjoying at the Champions Excursion for subsequent yr. I simply became 50 in October, so I’m taking a look ahead to January. I’m simply enjoying some occasions all over the world at times it’s the Presidents Cup. So my focal point is in point of fact getting my workforce in a position for the Presidents Cup. However enjoying right here on house soil with such a lot of nice reminiscences that I have had at Solar Town is superb.”
Els nonetheless holds the report for the bottom match overall within the historical past of the Nedbank Golfing Problem, and which got here in his first victory on this tournament in 1999. His 25-under-par overall that yr progressed via one shot the former report of 24-under-par via Nick Value in 1993.
Then got here a playoff victory over Westwood for his 2000 triumph, and an eight-shot victory in 2002.
“I’ve achieved smartly right here up to now and I’m hitting it great. However you recognize, the golfing route is getting longer and I’m no longer the participant I was. However you recognize, good day, if I am getting sizzling, it’ll be nice. If no longer, I simply need to have a pleasing week, benefit from the fanatics, the environment, the golfing route and feed off the great reminiscences I’ve had.”