Fast finish for Els for 4th in Dominion Energy Charity Classic

Oct 25, 2021 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Ernie Els mounted a furious final-round charge on Sunday, with his closing nine-under-par 63 lifting him into a share of fourth in the PGA Tour Champions’ Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Virginia.

He started the final round on the 10th hole on two-under-par for the tournament, in a share of 36th. He made five birdies in his opening nine – on the 13th, 14, 15, 17th and 18th – to turn in 31, and then he made four more coming home as his 11-under-par total left him three shots out of the play-off. Bernhard Langer became the oldest player at 64 to win a title on the PGA Tour Champions when he birdied the first extra hole to beat Doug Barron after the pair had finished regulation play in the 54-hole event on 14-under.

Retief Goosen finished with a three-under 69 to move to seven-under for the tournament and a share of 16th.

With two more tournaments left in the PGA Tour Champions, Els climbed to third in the rankings, and Goosen to sixth. Langer leads with Jim Furyk in second.

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