COLOR PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY PETER MORRISON/AP Movin' Up Ernie Els jumped to No. 2 as Tiger prepared to take the plunge page G13 SECOND TO ONE It's a long shot, but Amex winner Els could catch top-ranked Vijay Singh by the end of the year. COLOR ILLUSTRATION  PLUS MACK THE HACK An Afflicted Man's Fable by Malcolm McShannon III