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Els wins by two shots at Bay Hill

Two strokes clear with four holes remaining when the tournament was forced into a fifth day because of a thunderstorm, Els limped home with four successive pars at Bay Hill to hold off his closest challengers.

South African Els, who this month claimed his first tour victory in two years at the elite WGC-CA Championship, closed with a one-under-par 71 for an 11-under total of 277.

South Korea-born American Kevin Na, who trailed Els by just one with a hole to play, bogeyed the last for a 69 to share second place with Italian Edoardo Molinari, who also signed off with a 69.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Ed Osmond)