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The Tour Report

July 25 2012

8:22 PM

FedExCup: Busy weeks lie ahead

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The Big Easy will be doing anything but taking it easy in the weeks following his fourth major triumph.
FEDEXCUP: Standings | Bubble glance | Who's up, down | Leaders | 2012 Winners | More By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM Now is not the time to rest. Ernie Els knows this. That's part of the reason the British Open champion is teeing it up at this week's RBC Canadian Open. If things go as planned, this will be Els' second of eight starts over the next 10 weeks running through The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Els also plans to compete at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational next week and the PGA Championship the following week before the four events in the FedExCup Playoffs. "I think obviously it's been a conscious decision, you know," Els said. "It's a bit of work now for the next month or so and then we got a lot of time off after that.  There's obviously a lot of prestige to play for and a lot of money to play for, so you want to be playing good at this time of the year, so I don't mind playing a lot of golf tournaments." Els, who currently ranks seventh in the FedExCup standings, has qualified for each of the last five editions of the Playoffs, qualifying for The TOUR Championship in four of those years. Last season, when Els finished 67th, was the first time he missed out on a trip to East Lake with the FedExCup on the line. With his current form, why wouldn't Els want to keep playing? His last two starts have resulted in a tie for 9th at the U.S. Open and last week's British Open victory.