ELS Ernie

Ernie ELS

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ResidenceJupiter, Florida, USA; George, South Africa
AttachmentThe Els Club
Date of Birth:17/10/1969
Place of BirthJohannesburg, South Africa
Height & Weight6' 4" 14st 13lbs (191cm 95kg)
FamilyWife: Liezl (m. 1998); Children: Samantha (1999), Ben (2002)
InterestsMovies, reading, sports, wine-making
Web Sitewww.ernieels.com
Turned Pro1989
Qualifying School(Joined Tour as an Affiliate Member 1992)

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Biography

One of the world’s truly global golfers with more than 70 victories worldwide, including 28 European Tour titles. The former World Number One won his fourth Major title at The 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, ten years after he captured the Claret Jug at Muirfield. He spent a record 758 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking and was European Number One twice, in 2003 and 2004. He is an Honorary Life Member of the European Tour and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011. Formed the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation in 1999 to identify and assist young individuals from families of limited resources who show golfing promise. Established the Els for Autism Foundation in 2009, with son Ben, who is autistic, the driving force behind the mission.

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European Tour Wins28
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR546
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,409,920 (2003)

Teams

Professional Alfred Dunhill Cup 1992, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97 (winners), 98 (winners), 99, 2000 World Cup 1992, 93, 96 (Individual and team winners), 97, 2001 (winners) Presidents Cup 1996, 98 (winners), 2000, 03, 07, 09, 11, 13

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