If you were thinking of getting Ernie Els an Amen Corner lithograph for his birthday, think again, reports Mark Cannizzaro for the New York Post.
Els, at age 49 and currently ranked 359th in the world, likely played his final Masters in 2017, his last start at Augusta, and he’s just fine with that.
“To be honest with you, I won’t miss the place,’’ Els told The Post on Friday after shooting a second-round 75 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill to stand at 2-over to miss the cut by one shot. “I had enough of it — especially the last five years I played it terribly.’’
He does go on to say nice things about the members but it’s still odd to see someone with some success there so blatantly declaring that he’s had enough.