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Ernie Els
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Ernie Els

RSA

A smooth swing and likeable nature make "The Big Easy" one of the most popular players on Tour.

Age World Ranking
47 383rd
Ernie Els

Meet Ernie

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.
1

Rolex Series Appearances

2

Race to Dubai Champion

28

European Tour Wins

Stats

European Tour Statistics
Ernie
Last six tournaments
  • Highest Finish 1st
  • Lowest Finish 159th
  • Biggest Prize (2003) € 1,409,920
Last six tournaments
  • Highest Finish 1st
  • Lowest Finish 159th
  • Biggest Prize (2003) € 1,409,920
Ernie
    TOUR KEY
    European
    Challenge
    Senior
    Rolex Series
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    Career Record Details

    • European Tour Wins 28
      Tournaments Played 357
      Biggest prize (2004) € 1,136,880
    • Season
      Rank
      Tournaments Played
      1st
      2nd
      3rd
      4-10
      Missed Cuts MC
      Stroke Average
      Points
    • 2017
      120
      6
      0
      0
      0
      0
      1
      72.77
      113,367
    • 2016
      167
      10
      0
      0
      0
      0
      6
      71.85
      87,956
    • 2015
      0
      11
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      71.2
      340,256
    • 2014
      37
      17
      0
      0
      0
      3
      4
      71.55
      1,064,496
    • 2013
      20
      15
      1
      0
      0
      2
      2
      70.77
      1,166,712
    • 2012
      0
      10
      1
      2
      0
      2
      0
      70.22
      2,077,533
    • 2011
      51
      16
      1
      0
      0
      0
      3
      70.82
      591,508
    • 2010
      7
      15
      1
      0
      1
      2
      3
      70.84
      2,261,607
    • 2009
      11
      17
      0
      1
      1
      4
      2
      70.64
      1,571,577
    • 2008
      42
      15
      0
      1
      1
      3
      2
      71.86
      674,098
    • 2007
      2
      18
      2
      1
      3
      6
      1
      70.1
      2,496,238
    • 2006
      5
      15
      1
      2
      1
      4
      0
      70.02
      1,716,209
    • 2005
      18
      11
      3
      0
      1
      2
      0
      69.75
      1,012,683
    • 2004
      1
      15
      3
      2
      2
      7
      0
      69.16
      4,061,905
    • 2003
      1
      17
      4
      3
      0
      4
      0
      68.95
      2,975,375
    • 2002
      3
      17
      3
      0
      0
      3
      0
      70.07
      2,251,709
    • 2001
      4
      12
      0
      1
      1
      3
      0
      69.9
      1,716,288
    • 2000
      3
      11
      1
      3
      1
      2
      1
      69.67
      2,017,248
    • 1999
      12
      14
      1
      1
      0
      4
      2
      71.05
      588,360
    • 1998
      8
      12
      1
      3
      2
      1
      0
      69.89
      607,438
    • 1997
      0
      11
      2
      2
      1
      2
      0
      68.96
      503,190
    • 1996
      0
      11
      0
      2
      0
      4
      0
      69.81
      300,927
    • 1995
      0
      8
      1
      0
      1
      1
      2
      70.38
      115,443
    • 1994
      10
      16
      2
      2
      0
      5
      1
      69.7
      436,590
    • 1993
      34
      19
      0
      1
      0
      7
      5
      71.12
      227,958
    • 1992
      75
      15
      0
      0
      0
      2
      7
      71.91
      93,276
    • 1991
      0
      2
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      73.88
      3,300
    • 1989
      0
      1
      0
      0
      0
      0
      1
      74
      0