Ernie Els doesn't seem interested in winning the PGA Championship
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Ernie Els doesn’t seem interested in winning the PGA Championship

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Ernie Els has won four major titles, split evenly between half of the Grand Slam -- two U.S. Opens (1994, '97) and two Open Championships (2002, '12). So, if he wants to complete the career Grand Slam, he'd need to win a Masters and a PGA Championship at some point, right?

Well, it seems like Els is only interested in one of those two: namely, winning the Masters.


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"When I was young, I was very cocky and thought I was going to win all the majors by nomination," Els said to the Daily Mail. "I thought the Masters was going to be the first one I’d win and then The Open, and then the U.S. Open and U.S. PGA Championship. Well, I haven’t won the Masters so far and I haven’t won the U.S. PGA, so I’m going to try to win the Masters before I retire. This would possibly be my biggest career achievement."

For emphasis: "...so I’m going to try to win the Masters before I retire."

Ernie, about that PGA? Meh.

Of course, Els sniffed the green jacket a lot in the 2000s, finishing top six in all of the Masters in the first half of the decade. However, Els hasn't posted a top-10 Masters finish since Phil Mickelson pipped him on the Sunday back nine in 2004. Meanwhile, Els finished T-7 at this year's PGA.

Still nothing, Big Easy?

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