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Thursday, 29 March 2018
Ernie Els  (Getty Images)
Ernie Els (Getty Images)

Four time Major winner Ernie Els will headline the 2018 Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways to be played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from August 2-5.

Now in its third year as part of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways has attracted a long list of world class players to the tropical nation with Els the most recent addition.

Tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, and Asian Tour; securing Els for the 2018 tournament further demonstrates the advantage of the three tours’ involvement.

“I am delighted to be playing the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways. I have watched the TV coverage in the past and the beautiful golf course looks like an excellent challenge,” said Els.

“But I am also looking forward to visiting Fiji. As professional golfers we are very lucky to travel the world and Fiji is a place that I would like to explore once my work on the course is finished.”

“We are very excited to welcome Ernie Els to our beautiful country for the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways,” said The Honourable Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources.

“Having a player of Ernie’s calibre compete in the Fiji International demonstrates the tournaments’ standing on the international golf schedule.

“Ernie is highly respected in the golf world and having his tick of approval for the tournament will continue to enhance Fiji’s reputation as a world class golfing destination.”

Australian Jason Norris claimed his maiden European Tour title in style with a final-round 67 earning him a four-stroke victory at the Fiji International in 2017.

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