VIDEO: Ernie Els Gives Moving Speech Following British Open Win

While Ernie Els's win at the 2012 British Open was unexpected, one thing that was not was the classy showing from Els following the win.

When accepting the Claret Jug, he took time to give thanks to former South Africa president Nelson Mandela for his efforts to unite the country, allowing citizens such as Els to accomplish at what they do.

"I've got to thank, obviously, first of all, you know, President Mandela, who's been such a great influence in our country. We have been truly blessed to have a man like President Mandela take us through a very difficult time in our country. And everybody now, we can see the success of the country, now, and it's only because of President Mandela."


You can check out a full video of his acceptance speech HERE.

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