The Big Easy earns his first Champions Tour victory – by GOLF

Ernie Els has accomplished plenty in his golf career. Between 19 PGA Tour victories, captaining a Presidents Cup team and winning four major championships, there are few mountains the Big Easy has not climbed in the sport. But Sunday, he notched a career first – a win on the Champions Tour.

In just his third career Champions Tour start, the 50-year-old earned a two-stroke victory Sunday at the Hoag Classic over the trio of Fred Couples, Robert Karlsson and Glen Day. Els birdied three of his final seven holes coming down the stretch – including No. 18 – on his way to capturing the title in Newport Beach, Calif.

Els’ win marks back-to-back Ws for World Golf Hall of Famers on the Champions Tour following Bernhard Langer’s win last week at the Colorguard Classic.

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