Ernie Els hitting straighter with new shaft


DORAL, Fla. – Ernie Els has found himself back on PGA Tour leaderboards of late and at least part of that is due to the South African’s ability to find fairways.
Since switching to a new driver shaft at the Northern Trust Open (UST Mamiya’s ATTAS, a prototype expected to be available to the public in 2010), he’s hit 64 percent of his fairways, a drastic improvement over his 2008 (56 percent) and 2007 (56 percent) averages. Els has also been able to maintain his length off the tee since switching shafts in his Callaway FT-9 Tour driver.