Weekly Diary

Ernie’s Latest News – 21 March

It was an honour to play in last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and pay homage to the great man. This has always been one of my favourite tournaments of the year, having been invited by Mr Palmer to first play … more »

Ernie’s Latest News – 6 March

It is with real sadness that I must start this week’s report on the news of the passing of a South African golfing legend, Simon Hobday. He was a good friend and he will be hugely missed. Anyone who knew … more »

Ernie’s Latest News – 28 February

First up, congratulations to Rickie Fowler on a superb win last week at PGA National Resort and also to Darren Fichardt who won the Joburg Open. Although my participation in the first event on the Florida Swing ended on Friday … more »

Ernie’s Latest News – 22 February

It was good as always to be back at Riviera for this year’s Genesis Open, although Mother Nature certainly did her best to upset everyone’s best laid plans. The extreme weather presented some major logistical challenges for the tournament organisers … more »

Ernie’s Latest News – 14 February

I’ll start this week’s report by congratulating Jordan Spieth, who returned to the winner’s circle in impressive fashion at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. As I’d mentioned before, I was sad to have to withdraw from the event as … more »

Ernie’s Latest News – 7 February

As you may know I was scheduled to tee it up in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am this week, but unfortunately I’ve had to withdraw due to a neck injury. Obviously it’s really disappointing because it’s always such … more »

Ernie’s Latest News – 31 January

Qatar has been something of a happy hunting ground for South African golfers over the 20 editions of playing this event…and so it proved again in 2017. Our Olympian Jaco Van Zyl came within a whisker of becoming the sixth … more »

Ernie’s Latest News – 24 January

As I post this report I’m really looking forward to teeing it up in this week’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club. Before that, though, I want to reflect on last week’s SMBC Singapore Open and take a … more »

Ernie’s latest news – 17 January

First of all, huge congrats to Graeme Storm on winning the BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni. Only a few weeks ago, Graeme thought he’d lost his European Tour card. Now here he is, proud champion of the second … more »

Ernie’s latest news – 10 January

First of all, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope that 2017 is a healthy and prosperous one for you all. And, of course, welcome to another new golfing year…my 29th as a professional golfer. … more »



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