Ernie Els tops field at CordeValle

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SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) -- Ernie Els suggested that playing in the Frys.com Open last year helped him achieve a major victory this year. He's hoping it can happen again.

Els tied for fourth last year in the Fall Series event at the CordeValle Golf Club, his best finish of the season. He topped that in a big way this season, winning the British Open for his fourth career major.

European Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts also is in the field along with Vijay Singh, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and recent college stars Patrick Cantlay, Luke Guthrie, John Peterson, Patrick Reed and Kelly Kraft.