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"My goal is to get back, and get back soon." @RichLernerGC's 2010 Q&A with Ernie Els: #TheOpen

"My goal is to get back, and get back soon." @RichLernerGC's 2010 Q&A with Ernie Els: #TheOpen

His rhythmic swing is most famous, but I've always enjoyed the few seconds that precede it. There's just something about watching Ernie Els set up over a tee shot, those powerful legs in perfect athletic position, the twitchy bounce of his feet and shoulders just before he finally sets and goes. At 6-foot-3, Els is even bigger in person than he appears on TV. You just know that from a four-point football stance, he'd absolutely flatten you. Els is physically gifted. He's also financially set and a lock for the World Golf Hall of Fame. But the past few years have been unusually difficult for The Big Easy. His 7-year-old son, Ben, has autism. Think about it. We all want the best for our children, but we'd settle for the basics, that they find their place socially in the world, that they fit in without trouble. That isn't easy for the autistic, with their rigid routines, repe...

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