For too long, "effortless swing" and "Ernie Els" just went together. He is the Big Easy. He's 6-foot-3 with the ability to smash the ball off the tee, but you'd never know it from the tempo of his golf swing. If Anthony Kim's golf swing is the samba -- quick, solid and exhilarating -- Els brings his power in the form of a waltz.
After spending much of the past week sitting in the middle cushion of my leather couch, watching hours upon hours of the Accenture Match Play, I have basically talked myself into believing that Geoff Ogilvy's swing has taken over Els'. Is it possible the Australian has surpassed the South African for effortless golf passes? Let's dive in.
Smoothing It Out: Whose Swing Is Silkier, Ogilvy or Els? originally appeared on Golf FanHouse on Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:47:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.