Thanks to reader James for this Norman Dabell Reuters story where you can just feel the excitement oozing from Ernie's lips...
Even though Els found Oakmont exasperating he still maintained the British Open at Carnoustie in 1999 was "the toughest major I've ever played".
After playing Carnoustie for next month's British Open, Els's schedule then really takes off in America -- whether he likes it or not.
"It's the start of the FedExCup thingy," he said. "I think I'm going to play six out of seven weeks and try and make some silly points."