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Ernie Els

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Personal Information
Birth: October 17, 1969,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.91 m)
Nationality: Flag of South Africa South Africa
Residence: Wentworth, England
Career
College: N/A
Turned Professional: 1989
Current Tour: European Tour (joined 1992); PGA Tour (joined 1994)
Professional wins: 55 (PGA Tour 15; European Tour 22 (including 2 co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour); others 20)
Majors: U.S. Open 1994, 1997
The Open Championship 2002
Awards: European Tour Order of Merit winner 2003, 2004
European Tour Golfer of the Year 1994, 2002, 2003
PGA Tour Rookie of the Year 1994
Sunshine Tour Order of Merit winner 1991/92, 1994/95

Theodore Ernest "Ernie" Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. A former World No. 1, he is known as "The Big Easy", for his imposing physical stature (he stands 6 feet 4 inches) along with his fluid, seemingly effortless golf swing. October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Johannesburgs skyline as seen from the observation deck of the Carlton Centre. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Wentworth may refer to: People: William Charles Wentworth, (1790 – 1872), Australian explorer, journalist and politician his father, DArcy Wentworth, (1762 - 1827), surgeon in the early days of Sydney. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ... Michael Campbell holding U.S. Open Trophy The United States Open Championship is the annual mens open golf tournament of the United States. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... // The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ...

Contents

Early life

Growing up in South Africa, he played rugby, cricket, tennis, and, starting at age 8, golf. He was a skilled junior tennis player and won the Eastern Transvaal Junior Championships at age 13. But by age 14 Els was a scratch handicap, and from then on decided to focus exclusively on golf. A rugby union scrum. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ...


Els first achieved prominence in 1984, when he won the Junior World Golf Championship in the Boys 13-14 category. Phil Mickelson was second to Ernie that year. (The Boys 9-10 category was won by Tiger Woods.) 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Junior World Golf Championships are held in San Diego, California each year, currently in July. ... Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing), is an American professional golfer. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


Professional career

Els turned professional at the end of 1989, and won his first professional tournament in 1991 on the Southern Africa Tour (today the Sunshine Tour). The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ...


Among his numerous victories since are three major championships: Els won the U.S. Open in 1994 at the Oakmont Country Club and 1997 (this time at the Congressional Country Club), and the British Open in 2002. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Michael Campbell holding U.S. Open Trophy The United States Open Championship is the annual mens open golf tournament of the United States. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Oakmont Country Club is a prestigious country club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania just outside Pittsburgh. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Congressional Country Club is a country club and golf course located in Bethesda, Maryland. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Ernie Els shares a laugh during the practice round for the 2004 Buick Classic
Ernie Els shares a laugh during the practice round for the 2004 Buick Classic

Other highlights in Els' career include topping the 2003 and 2004 European Tour Order of Merit (money list), and winning the World Match Play Championship a record six times. He has held the number one spot in the Official World Golf Rankings and has been consistently ranked in the top five. He has been in the top ten for a total of 646 weeks. Nobody has been in the top ten longer. In 2003 he was voted 37th on the SABC3's Great South Africans. He won the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in the 1991/92 and 1994/95 seasons. Image File history File linksMetadata Ernie_smiling_800. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ernie_smiling_800. ... The Westchester Classic has been a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... Great South Africans was a South African television series that aired on SABC3 and hosted by Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu and Denis Beckett. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ...


Unlike most of his contemporaries, Els is known for his willingness to participate in tournaments all around the world (he regularly plays in European Tour-sanctioned events in Asia, Australasia, and his native country of South Africa). He says that his globe-trotting schedule is in recognition of the global nature of golf, but it has caused some friction with the U.S. PGA TOUR, an organization that would prefer Els to play more tournaments in the United States. In late 2004, Tim Finchem, the director of the PGA Tour, wrote quite a firm letter to Els asking him to do so, but Els publicized and rejected this request. The PGA Tour's attitude caused considerable offense in the golfing world outside of North America. Els missed several months of the 2005 season due to injury, but won the second event on his return, the Dunhill Championship. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ... Timothy W. Finchem (born April 19, 1947 in Ottawa, Illinois) is the current Commissioner of the PGA TOUR. He took the position on June 1, 1994 succeeding Deane R. Beman. ... The Dunhill Championship is a mens professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. ...


Els has not missed a cut on the PGA Tour since the 2004 Bay Hill Invitational and has not missed a cut on the European Tour since the 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic. He is currently leading the statistic of most consecutive cuts on both circuits.


Els' is represented by International Sports Management. When not playing, he has a golf course design business, a charitable foundation which supports golf among underprivileged youngsters in South Africa, and a highly-regarded wine-making business. International Sports Management Limited (ISM) is a leading sports management agency based in the Cheshire, England that represents leading figures from the sports of golf and cricket. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ...


Major Championships

Wins (3)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin of Victory Runners Up
1994 U.S. Open 2 shot lead -5 (69-71-66-73=279) Playoff 1 Flag of Scotland Colin Montgomerie, Flag of United States Loren Roberts
1997 U.S. Open (2) 2 shot deficit -4 (71-67-69-69)=276) 1 stroke Flag of Scotland Colin Montgomerie
2002 The Open Championship 2 shot lead -6 (70-66-72-70=278) Playoff 2 Flag of Australia Stuart Appleby, Flag of Australia Steve Elkington, Flag of France Thomas Levet

1 Defeated Montgomerie in 18-hole playoff and Roberts in sudden death: Els (74-4-4), Roberts (74-4-5), Montgomerie (78)
2 Defeated Appleby and Elkington in 4-hole playoff and Levet in sudden death: Els (4-3-5-4-par), Appleby (4-3-5-5), Elkington (5-3-4-5), Levet (4-3-5-4-bogey)
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Results timeline

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T8 CUT T12 T17 T16 T27
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP T7 1 CUT T5 1 T49 CUT
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP T5 T6 T24 T11 T2 T10 T29 T24
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT T25 T3 T61 T53 T21 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
The Masters 2 T6 T5 T6 2 47 T27
U.S. Open T2 T66 T24 T5 T9 T15 T26
The Open Championship T2 T3 1 T18 2 T34 3
PGA Championship T34 T13 T34 T5 T4 DNP T16

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
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PGA Tour career summary

Year Wins(Majors) Earnings ($) Rank
1994 1(1) 684,440 19
1995 1(0) 842,590 14
1996 1(0) 904,944 14
1997 2(1) 1,243,008 9
1998 1(0) 763,783 36
1999 1(0) 1,710,756 15
2000 1(0) 3,469,405 3
2001 0(0) 2,336,456 15
2002 2(1) 3,291,895 5
2003 2(0) 3,371,257 9
2004 3(0) 5,787,225 2
2005* 0(0) 1,627,184 47
2006 0(0) 2,326,220 28
Career** 15(3) 28,420,395 6

* Didn't play after July due to injury. ** Complete through end of 2006 season ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


These figures are from the PGA Tour's official site. As Els divides his time roughly equally between the PGA Tour and the European Tour, his ranking on the PGA Tour money list understates his standing within the global game. From the mid 1990s through 2005, he has rarely been out of the top five in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ...


Amateur wins

  • 1984 World Junior Golf Championships (Boys 13-14 division)
  • 1986 South African Boys Championship, South African Amateur Championship
  • 1989 South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship

The Junior World Golf Championships are held in San Diego, California, USA each year, currently in July. ...

PGA Tour wins (15)

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European Tour wins (22)

Els's victories in The Open and the WGC-American Express Championship count as wins on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. His two U.S. Opens do not count as European Tour wins because the three U.S. based majors did not become part of the European Tour's official schedule until 1998. 18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001 The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. ... The Dunhill Championship is a mens professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. ... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... The Dunhill Championship is a mens professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The Heineken Classic was a mens professional golf tournament played in Australia from 1993 to 2005 as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... 18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001 The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... The Heineken Classic was a mens professional golf tournament played in Australia from 1993 to 2005 as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on mens golfs European Tour, currently played in early September each year. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... The Heineken Classic was a mens professional golf tournament played in Australia from 1993 to 2005 as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The WGC-American Express Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... 18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001 The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. ... The Qatar Masters, which was established in 1998 is one of the two PGA European Tour golf tournaments which are staged in the Gulf States, the other being the Dubai Desert Classic. ... The BMW Asian Open is a mens professional golf tournament. ... The Dunhill Championship is a mens professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ...


Sunshine Tour wins (15)

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Other wins (10)

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Teams

Alfred Dunhill Cup
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 (winners), 1998 (winners), 1999, 2000 The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ...


World Cup
1992, 1993, 1996 (Individual and team winners), 1997, 2001 (winners) The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...


Presidents Cup
1996, 1998 (Winners), 2000, 2003 (Draw) Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ...


Els-designed golf courses

  • Mission Hills Golf Club (The Savannah Course) - Shenzhen, China
  • Whiskey Creek - Ijamsville, Maryland, USA
  • Oubaai - Garden Route, South Africa

He is also responsible for the refinement and modernisation of the West Course, Wentworth-Virginia Water, England- which took place in 2006.


Courses under construction include:

  • Hoakalei Country Club - Honolulu, Hawaii
  • The Dunes - Dubai, UAE
  • Gardener Ross Golf and Country Estate - Gauteng, South Africa

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Foundation

The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation was established in 1999. It has the objective of identifying youths which show talent and potential in the game of golf from under-privileged backgrounds. It provides educational assistance amongst other moral and financial help in order for these youths to reach their full potential.


The first Friendship Cup was played in 2006 which is a matchplay competition, played in a Ryder Cup type format. In the cup, Ernie's foundation plays against the foundation of Tiger Woods. Ernie's foundation won 12.5 points to 3.5 points. Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


See also

This article lists the 190 men who have won a major golf championship by the number of majors they have accumulated, and is complete through the 2006 Masters Tournament. ... This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ... This is a list of golfers who have won ten or more events on the PGA European Tour since it was established in 1970. ...

External links

  • Official Ernie Els Site
  • Profile on official PGA Tour site
  • Profile on official European Tour site
  • Profile on official Sunshine Tour site
  • Results in ranking events for the last two years from the Official World Golf Rankings site


Official World Golf Rankings | World No. 1's in men's golf since 1986.
Severiano Ballesteros | Fred Couples | David Duval | Ernie Els | Nick Faldo | Bernhard Langer | Tom Lehman | Greg Norman | Nick Price | Vijay Singh | Tiger Woods † | Ian Woosnam
Tiger Woods (USA) is the current World No. 1, and has spent most weeks in that position, currently over 400.

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