Cape City – Ernie Els’ top-10 end on the Maybank Championship final week was the 300th of his profession – and it seems that is a report of consistency no different participant can match.
Stats guru @Nosferatu on Twitter was the one answerable for recognizing Els’ unbelievable achievement – one which not even Tiger Woods can declare.
As his tweet confirmed, Els T7 on the European Tour occasion noticed him grow to be the primary participant to rack up 300 profession high 10s because the inception of the Official World Golf Rating in 1986.
And it is a stat he comfortably leads over another participant within the fashionable period.
Vijay Singh is Els’ closes challenger with 275 top-10s, a full 25 lower than Ernie.
That is adopted by Japan Golf Tour veteran Jumbo Ozaki – a 94-time winner in his personal nation.
In fourth place is Tiger Woods with 231 high 10 finishes, a whopping 69 lower than Ernie. And whereas Woods is within the midst of a fairly profitable comeback, it appears onerous to think about he’ll ever catch the smooth-swinging South African.
Even when Woods matches his report of seven top-10s final season in 2019, he’d have to do the identical for seven extra years as a way to catch as much as Els.
Whereas Els is extensively thought-about one of many best gamers of the fashionable period, a former world No 1 and World Golf Corridor of Fame inductee with 4 main titles and greater than 70 skilled victories to his identify, this stat actually exhibits simply how persistently nice the 49-year-old has been all through his illustrious profession.