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 & Weight6ft 4¼in 14st 13lbs (191cm 95kgs)
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, he played tennis, rugby union, cricket and golf as a youngster, but reached scratch at the age of 14 when he won the World Junior Golf Championship and then decided to focus on golf. Turned professional in 1989, has 28 European Tour wins on his CV, he reached World Number One, has four Major Championship victories to his name and was European Number One twice in 2003 and 2004. Established the Els for Autism Foundation in 2009, with son Ben, who is autistic, the driving force behind the mission. Also entered into wine production, establishing Ernie Els Wines in 1999, now featuring a portfolio of award-winning wines. Is an Honorary Life Member of the European Tour and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010.

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European Tour Wins28
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR463
Race To Dubai155
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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