ELS PRODUCES LOWEST ROUND SINCE 2002
- 01 December 2006 at 19:09
South Africa’s Ernie Els produced a sparkling 67 in the second round of the NGC on Friday, his lowest at the tournament since 2002, thanks to confidence in his knee and a dot on his putter.
Els moved to five-under for the tournament, still five shots behind leader Jim Furyk; a deficit that he could well make-up on the weekend.
In 2002 Els shot 63 in the final round on the way to victory, but since then he has shot 72, 75, 74, 69, 70, 74, 72, 71, 72, 70, 73, 75, and 72.
“I feel like I’m swinging nicely and I’m hitting the ball solidly,” Els said. He also admitted to favouring the knee he injured in a sailing accident in 2005 and that he was readjusting his swing to compensate for it.