PRAGUE – Despite turning 50 this October, Ernie Els is fighting fit and raring to go as he prepares to make his debut at the Czech Masters on Thursday.
The four-time major winner is making his first appearance at Albatross Golf Resort as Prague plays host to the Race to Dubai event for the sixth consecutive season.
Els was forced to withdraw from the Scottish Open last month due to a back injury, but finished in a tie for 32nd at the Open Championship the following week.
He is looking forward to teeing it up in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
“I have had a lot of treatment on it,” he said of his back. “Nothing too serious, but serious enough where I couldn’t play the other week.