Els starts hitting balls, eyes December return
Although he wasn't close to healthy enough to defend his title at last week's WGC-American Express Championship, Ernie Els began hitting balls last week in London, an indication that his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament is ahead of schedule. Still, Els isn't expected to make his competitive return until December, when he plans to play in the South African Open the week before Christmas.
Ricci Roberts, Els' longtime caddie, left the AmEx immediately after caddieing for Charl ...
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