Ernie slips out world top 10
Ernie Els has dropped out the top 10 of the world rankings - and his tumble has taken only a few weeks.
The Big Easy had climbed from 17th at the start of the year to settle in at sixth spot until a month ago. This weekend he slipped from 10th to 11th place.
He was ousted by American Matt Kuchar, who rose one position to 10th after finishing tied for third spot three shots behind winner Dustin Johnson in the BMW Championship.
Els was four strokes behind Kuchar after shooting a 3-over-par 74 in the final round. Just a few weeks ago Els was the top-earner on the US PGA Tour, but now he's lying third.
Retief Goosen, who rose from No.18 to 17, was the top-finishing South African in the FedEx Cup playoff tournament, ending four shots adrift on 279.
Simonstown golfer Peter Karmis won on the Asian Tour in Singapore at the weekend to move up to 390 in the world - making him the 20th best South African male on the planet.
Jbe' Kruger, who finished second behind Karmis, improved his position from 165 to 135.
In Europe, SA's Lee-Anne Pace kept her spot atop the Ladies European Tour order of merit with a sixth-place finish in the Open de France.