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Harrington lies in wait as Els marches on

Only three players have ever beaten Ernie Els in matchplay over the West Course. Bernhard Langer accounted for Vijay Singh with a classic upset of the world No 1, but Padraig Harrington and Lee Westwood remain in wait for the South African at the World Match Play here.

I will not be padlocked to US Tour, says Els

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Els fends off rejuvenated Bjorn to shoot down Tiger

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