Obviously my game wasn't too good at Augusta, I had a couple of technical faults, the posture wasn't too good. It's a bit unfortunate because I was playing a lot of good golf, but when I got sick (flu) before The Masters, that was bad timing and I wasn't quite myself.

— Ernie Els

The most pleasurable Ernie Els quotes you will be delighted to read

If you don't believe you can make every putt, why bother trying?


Playing from deep grass is a fact of life in professional golf.


You have to know how to read your lie and take a calculated risk when you hit out of the rough.


He's been a top player for the last 10 years, and we all work on our swings, we all change things. We keep working and then we're trying to get better, and sometimes you get worse trying to get better. You've just got to give it some time, be patient for it to turn around, and when it does turn around, you feel like you can start winning again.


Michelle is 14. Give her a couple of years to get stronger. I mean, she can play on this tour. If she keeps working, keeps doing the right things, there's no reason why she shouldn't be out here.


I've not given up hope the belly-putter will be banned.

The R and A and the USGA are looking at it right now.


Swinging harder with a longer club almost always leads to bad shots.


You check into the hotel and see you're booked for seven nights.

But you know you might be leaving in a day or two. It's exciting for the fans. But you're on edge. And you're on edge the whole round.


Mondays are a good day to make statements, not Friday.


Excessive drinking is not good for my health, my family or my game.

There has definitely been a change, and I feel better for it.


I think I would have taken a (expletive) load of Advil.