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13 July 2003

Official Timekeeper of the PGA Tour OMEGA congratulates brand ambassador Ernie Els on becoming the first-ever two-time champion of the Barclays Scottish Open

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Prestigious watch manufacturer OMEGA congratulates its star ambassador Ernie Els on winning the Barclays Scottish Open by five strokes and thereby securing his fifth title this year. Els' victory meant that he also set a new record as the first-ever player to win the Barclays Scottish Open twice. His outstanding performance has given the world number two the confidence to look forward to taking on no.1 Tiger Woods at the British Open which begins on Thursday.

Els is confident that his form is even better now than it was when he won the British Open last year. His victory in the Barclays Scottish Open is the latest in a series of successes on the European Tour, which include three wins, two second places and three other top-six finishes so far.



The great South African is clearly relishing the prospect of playing in the British Open which begins on Thursday: "I love playing there. If that golf tournament doesn't get you going, then there's a problem".



Official Timekeeper of the PGA Tour OMEGA is delighted with its record-breaking brand ambassador's latest success, and eagerly looks forward to following Els' progress later this week at the British Open.


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