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Time remains for Els to achieve greatness

Updated: April 19, 2004, 1:26 PM ET
By Ron Sirak | GolfWorld

One of the lingering images from The Masters was Ernie Els sitting on his golf bag, eating an apple, while he waited to see if he would be in a playoff with Phil Mickelson.

It was the epitome of the Big Easy image we all have of Els, an image that occasionally leads some to speculate that he does not have the competitive fire of a true champion. Not so. What the public didn't see was an angry and disappointed Els after Mickelson holed the winning putt, angry not because Mickelson won, ...

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