Els pulls out of KLM Open to stay in Florida

Following Hurricane Irma, Els stays in Florida to support family, friends and staff at Els for Autism

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Ernie Els has pulled out of the KLM Open in the Netherlands to stay in Florida and support family, friends and staff at Els for Autism following Hurricane Irma.

“It's an uncertain time and my first care right now and the next few days is to support my family as well as our friends and associates at Els for Autism," Els told Golf Digest. "We must set be ready for the consequences of this terrible storm. It's going to be a hard time and we have to put our shoulders together."

The school Els and his wife Liezl built for autistic children in Florida was forced to close over the weekend.

Another legendary golfer and major winner Greg Norman was out helping with the cleanup effort in Florida.


Clean up time. Thanks Irma. And to everyone else in its path I hope any damage was minimal.

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