"I see a very close race with a lot of players in contention this year, unlike other U.S. Opens. It's going to be bunched. It's going to be under par, you'll be seeing quite a few numbers in the red."In his last meeting with the media during the week of the U.S. Open, Ernie Els said this:
Q. You said at the beginning early at theYou be the judge. But I think he's wrong. (Photo: Morry Gash/AP)
practice stages that you expected a bunched up ‑‑
ELS: I didn't say that. Let's get this straight. Somebody else said it. And
I didn't agree with it. So let's
just get the stuff straight here.
Q. You said a bunch of guys would be bunched up right at the end?
ELS: Am I wrong or right? I'm out of here.