Posted November 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
For a guy with a bad ankle, Ernie Els is playing some amazing golf. The British Open champion birdied six of his first seven holes in the second round of the HSBC Champions on Friday and finished the front nine with a 29, matching his lowest front-nine score in a U.S. PGA Tour-sanctioned event. He also recorded a 29 at Muirfield Village during the 2002 British Open, the third of his four major championships. With his round of 63 on Friday, he also moved from 19th place to a share of second with Australian Adam Scott, five strokes behind leader Louis Oosthuizen. Els wasn't even sure he'd be fit to play at Mission Hills after falling during a tennis match two weeks ago and injuring his ankle. The 43-year-old pulled out of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, an exhibition event in Bermuda, last week. ''It swells up and it comes down a little bit,'' he said. ''It's a little painful but I can hit it and I can walk, so I take Advil and some Celebrex (both anti-inflammatories) and I've got a ...
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