Choke Alert: Els blows up on 18th at Dunhill Championship

This week was meant to be a confidence boost for the world's fifth best player: a weak field in his home country. However, South African golfer Ernie Els has anything but confidence after coasting into the final hole of the Dunhill Championship with an almost guaranteed victory, but walking off the hole with an 8.

Yes, in true Jean van de Velde fashion, Els approach to the green found water twice leading to major frustration by the three time Dunhill champion. After the lousy finishing hole, Els was left one stroke behind John Bickerton of England and Els' fourth title in the event.

Bickerton, who fired an astounding Sunday 68, was extremely surprised to find out he had won the event. According to ESPN, Bickerton was no longer watching the tournament as Els limped his way to the green, and was even hoping to finish in second place. "I'm in shock. I was just around the corner talking to a cameraman and I thought I might have a chance of finishing second."

Poor Big Easy.

1 Response to "Choke Alert: Els blows up on 18th at Dunhill Championship"

  1. Kind of reminds me of the US Open when Phil Mickelson lost on the 18th with a double bogey.

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