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Ernie Els Dominates 2024 Principal Charity Classic with Record-Breaking Performance

Ernie Els

In a tour de force at the 2024 Principal Charity Classic, Ernie Els, the seasoned XXIO Global Ambassador, clinched his first victory of the season in impressive fashion, setting a new tournament record at 21-under par.

The South African golf legend wowed fans and competitors alike with a stellar performance at Wakonda Golf Course, marking a milestone in his PGA Tour Champions career.

Ernie Els

Els, known for his smooth and calculated style on the course, came out swinging from the first round, posting a career-best 10-under 62.

This exceptional start set the stage for his commanding lead throughout the tournament, culminating in a final round bogey-free 65.

With this victory, Els not only secured his fourth PGA Tour Champions win but also notched up his fourth top-10 finish of the season.

Reflecting on his performance, Els attributed his success to a pre-tournament pep talk that put him in the right mindset.

“We had a little pep talk before we started this week,” Els commented. “I felt comfortable for once, you know.”

“I felt comfortable with the tees, my iron play is always pretty solid, and it was just a good mindset about stuff we talked about.”

Els’ dominance on Sunday was highlighted by his exceptional play on the back nine, where he carded three birdies and an eagle on the 13th hole.

His precision iron play was crucial, hitting an impressive 94% of greens in regulation with his trusted Srixon Irons.

Additionally, Els showcased his finesse around the greens, leading the field in sand saves and ranking fourth in scrambling, thanks to his Cleveland Golf RTX 6 ZipCore Wedges.

For golf enthusiasts and aspiring pros alike, here’s a closer look at the clubs that powered Ernie Els to victory at the Principal Charity Classic:

  • XXIO Fairway (3)
  • Srixon ZU85 Utility Irons (2i, 4i, 5i)
  • Srixon ZX7 Mk II Irons (6-PW)
  • Cleveland Golf RTX 6 ZipCore Wedges (52° MID, 56° FULL, 60° FULL)
  • Srixon Z-STAR XV Tour Yellow

This winning combination of XXIO, Srixon, and Cleveland Golf equipment not only complemented Els’ precise game but also highlighted his meticulous approach to club selection.

Els’ victory at the Principal Charity Classic reaffirms his status as a force to be reckoned with on the PGA Tour Champions circuit.

With his recent triumph and consistent top performances this season, golf fans can expect to see more of Ernie Els’ mastery in the tournaments to come.

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