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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Els Captures Johnnie Walker Win

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Ernie shot a 2-under-par 69 on Sunday and never led by fewer than five strokes, winning the Johnnie Walker World Championship and capping a sensational year that included his first major title and nearly $2.9 million in earnings.


Els staked himself to a seven-shot lead by opening with a pair of 64s.


His total of 16 under 268 was six shots better than Mark McCumber and Nick Faldo, tied for second on 274. Brad Faxon shot a 64 for 275 and a tie with Ian Woosnam and Paul Azinger, who each shot 68.


Els, from South Africa, collected $550,000 for the win.