PGA Championship

Els shoots 80 in 100th Major start

2017-08-11 10:00
Ernie Els (Sunshine Tour)

Charlotte - South Africa's Ernie Els was hoping to make a splash in his 100th major championship, but the "Big Easy" is off to a rocky start at the PGA Championship.

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The 47-year-old Els posted a 9-over round of 80 to lie tied for 138th out of the 156 starters.

American Phil Mickelson, also playing in his 100th Major, fared little better, posting an opening 79.

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