Ernie pulls out of Volvo, HSBC

Ernie Els has withdrawn from the upcoming Volvo Golf Champions and Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Els explained: “I am really sorry to miss the Volvo Golf Champions and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship but for personal reasons I have decided to remain at home with my family and play my first event once my children return to school.

“I apologise for the inconvenience and late notice of the decision but wish Volvo and HSBC the best of luck with their Tournaments and look forward to playing in South Africa again soon.”

Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen will headline the field for the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions at Durban Country Club from 9-12 January.