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Els Speaks Out About Next Years Accenture

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Ernie Els, the No. 2 ranked player in the world, is calling for some changes at next year's Accenture World Match Play event.
 
After finishing fourth at last week's event, the Big Easy has left Australia with firm opinions on how the tournament should be conducted next year in California.
 
He has said that the venue needs to change its format from one of instant elimination to one of a round robin structure, whereby players accumulating the most wins following the first four days of play advance into the finals. That, he says will bring in more of the bigger names in golf.
 
Also, Els has stated that he sees no need for a consolation match. He has claimed that it is unnecessary, since neither of the two golfers in the consolation match will win the tournament.
 
Els' final recommendation that the tournament find a new date for 2002 has already been heeded. The competition will commence in late February instead of early January, giving players more time after the holiday season to prepare.

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