Ernie Els has insisted his desire to succeed still burns as strong as ever as he returns to a familiar hunting ground later this month at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club.
One of the most prolific winners of his generation, Els enjoys fond memories of the longest-running European Tour event in region, having won it a record three times and is relishing the chance to extend the incredible feat and turn the page on a disappointing 2017 season.
“My hunger for competition is as strong as ever. It’s all about fighting hard to get something going, some momentum rolling. Hopefully, good memories of the Majlis course will come in very handy,” said the South African great, who is an amazing 184-under par for the 56 rounds he has played since making his debut in 1993.