Cape Town – Ernie Els’ top-10 finish at the Maybank Championship last week was the 300th of his career – and it turns out that’s a record of consistency no other player can match.
Stats guru @Nosferatu on Twitter was the one responsible for spotting Els’ incredible achievement – one that not even Tiger Woods can claim.
As his tweet showed, Els T7 at the European Tour event saw him become the first player to rack up 300 career top 10s since the inception of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986.
And it’s a stat he comfortably leads over any other player in the modern era.
Vijay Singh is Els’ closes challenger with 275 top-10s, a full 25 less than Ernie.
That’s followed by Japan Golf Tour veteran Jumbo Ozaki – a 94-time winner in his own country.
In fourth place is Tiger Woods with 231 top 10 finishes, a whopping 69 less than Ernie. And while Woods is in the midst of a pretty successful comeback, it seems hard to…