ERNIE AND TIGERhey were the two best performers in the 20 majors between 2000 and 2004, and much has been made of their perceived rivalry.They were either first and/or second in 11 of those majors. Tiger won six times, and Ernie once, but they were more closely matched than that. Els was the steadier performer, a runner-up five times, and having 14 top-10s to Tiger’s 10. Head-to-head, Ernie edged Tiger 11-9 in the 20 majors.And he stopped Tiger’s Grand Slam bid at the 2002 Open. However, the closest they ever got to bumping elbows down the stretch on a Sunday was at the 2007 PGA at Southern Hills. Starting the day six shots behind Tiger, Els made six birdies through the first 14 holes to get within one. However, a bogey at 16 dropped Ernie to third place.