Ernie Els made R179 million ($18.2 million) last year

Ernie Els was South Africa’s highest-earning sportsman in 2012, making 179 million rand ($18.2 million) last year, according to the country’s Sunday Times newspaper.

The four-time major champion earned $14.7 million from endorsements and commercial work like golf course design, … Read the rest

Golfers hope for Mandela recovery

The Sunshine Tour’s professional golfers showed their support for ailing former president Nelson Mandela by wearing beaded South African flags during the first round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at Selborne Park Golf Club in KwaZulu-Natal.

Jean Hugo, … Read the rest

Sergio Garcia still heckled over ‘racist’ fried chicken remark

Sergio Garcia struggled with hecklers and poor shotmaking on Thursday at the US Open, opening with a three-over par 73 and being chided by some spectators over a racism row involving Tiger Woods.

After Garcia’s comment last month that he … Read the rest

Sergio Garcia gets booed for ‘racism’ after ‘chicken’ jibe to Tiger Woods

Sergio Garcia received a warm welcome from US Open spectators on Thursday despite his recent racist remark toward Tiger Woods, but US star Phil Mickelson was the clear fan favorite.

Philadelphia sports fans have a reputation for toughness across the … Read the rest

MSNBC: Saying ‘golf’ and ‘Chicago’ is racist

On Wednesday, hosts at MSNBC informed America that the words “golf” and “Chicago” are racist, especially if they are used while speaking of Barack Obama.

Newsbusters’ Rusty Weiss reported early Thursday morning that while covering the GOP convention, Chris MatthewsRead the rest