Ernie Els will not compete in this week's Tampa Bay Championship, according to a report at Golfweek.com.
Alex Miceli wrote that The Big Easy could not overcome a bothersome right hip flexor and has elected to recover instead. "It's been on and off for a while, and probably for about four or five months now," Els said. "I've been working out and trying to get fit and strong, but it's just kind of lingering. I've got to try and work it out. ... I've got to get this sorted. It's been bugging me for a while, and then it really went into spasm Thursday. I was like on the tee, almost gone." It's unknown when the big fella plans to return.