Work to be done for Els after disappointing Masters start.

It looks as though former world number one Ernie Els will have his work cut out for him after fielding the worst first hole in Masters history.

“It’s hard to explain. I can’t explain it,” said Els as he lifted up his cap to scratch his head in confusion as the South African recorded a sextuple-bogey 10 shots at the par.

“The last thing you want is to be out on the golf course, I don’t know how I stayed out there” admitted Els who will be his own biggest critic after such a disappointing start to the competition.
The 51 year old hinted that a problem with his mentality could be the reasoning behind such a poor start by his standards.

“I’m not sure where I’m going from here. If you have snakes in your brain, it’s difficult. Maybe I need a brain transplant” joked the South African.

Els, who has previously had issues with his putting was quick to dismiss his lack of ruthlessness as a bad day at the office.

“Something withholds you from doing your normal thing. I could go on the practice putting green and make 20 straight three-footers.”