Jeremy Whittle

Million-pound cheque goes Els’s way

Ernie Els rejuvenated his stalled career with an emphatic record seventh victory in the final of the World Match-Play Championship on Wentworth's West Course on Sunday. A combination of inspired putting and creative scrambling saw the South African overwhelm Angel Cabrera of Argentina to claim the million-pound winner's cheque.

Els closer to seventh world match-play title

Ernie Els moved a step closer to the million-pound winner's cheque and an unprecedented seventh world match-play title at Wentworth, following a hard-fought semifinal victory over Henrik Stenson of Sweden. The South African will now play United States Open champion Angel Cabrera.

Els on course in world match-play

Ernie Els of South Africa remained on course for a seventh world match-play championship, with a six and five victory over Andres Romero of Argentina at Wentworth that booked a semifinal confrontation on Saturday with Henrik Stenson of Sweden. ''I played well when I needed to,'' Els said.

Erratic Els: ‘Wacky, that’s the word’

Ernie Els continued his erratic progress in the BMW PGA championship in Wentworth, England, on Saturday, combining four birdies and two eagles with a series of bogeys, for a third-round and level par 72. The South African is enduring an unpredictable period with the United States Open only weeks away.

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