Vintner Els Now A Proud Teetotaler

Mercifully, we won't have to hear about all of the hooch that was ingested from the Claret Jug as David Facey of The Sun and AGW dinner speech fame, says Open Championship winner and vintner Ernie Els is not drinking these days. Two months to be exact.

That finish, which saw Els finish his final round before rival Adam Scott crumbled out on the course, would have been enough to have anybody reaching for bottle.

But caddie Ricci Roberts, explained: “We were having dinner one night a couple of months ago when Ernie suddenly announced: ‘I’m not going to bother having a glass of wine tonight.’

“He said: ‘In fact I may not have a drink for a while—even if I never have another party night for the rest of my life, I still think I’ll be well ahead of the game.’