October 23 2012
Reigning British Open champion Ernie Els announced Tuesday that he has signed with IMG.
The four-time major champion, who was inducted into the world Golf Hall of Fame last year, has more than 65 victories worldwide, including 19 on the PGA TOUR. He has strong charitable commitments, as well, working with underprivileged children in his native South Africa and to combat Autism through his Els for Autism foundation.
"IMG has a global network of offices, loads of experienced and dedicated golf staff operating in every aspect of the game so really is best equipped to help me achieve everything I want to do on and off the course,” Els said.
Els' management team at Pros Inc. will move to IMG, as well.