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Ernie Els holed an eagle and seven birdies Thursday to shoot a 9-under 63 and hold the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open.
The South African, who won the British Open in 2002 and 2012 and the US Open in 1994 and 1997, almost had a second eagle at the last that would have equaled a course record.
The 43-year-old Els finished tied for fourth at the US Open last week and had a share of sixth place at the Wentworth Club in his previous two tournaments.
Els is one stroke ahead of Matthew Baldwin of England and Alex Noren of Sweden.
English pair Matthew Nixon and Tom Lewis and Alexander Levy of France are next after shooting 65s.
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Ernie Els shot a 9-under 63, making an eagle and seven birdies, on Thursday to hold the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open.
The South African, who won the British Open in 2002 and 2012 and the U.S. Open in 1994 and 1997, almost had a second eagle on the last hole that would have equaled a course record.
He settled for a birdie that gave him the overall...
Ernie Els shot a 3-under 69 in the second round of the BMW International Open on Friday to maintain his one-stroke lead.
The South African made six birdies, a double bogey and a bogey, leaving him at 12-under 132 halfway through the European Tour event. Els, a two-time winner of the British Open and U.S. Open, opened with a 63 Thursday.
''There's so much golf to be...
BMW International Open Scores Leading scores Friday in the BMW International Open, a European Tour event at the 6,544-meter (7,157-yard), par-72 Golfclub Muenchen Eichenried:
Second Round Ernie Els, South Africa 63-69-132
Matthew Baldwin, England 64-69-133
Alexander Levy, France 65-68-133
Danny Willett, England 69-65-134
Bernd Wiesberger, Austria 66-68-134
Alex, Noren, Sweden...