Ten fun facts about Ernie Els


Fact 1
A former World No. 1, Els is known as "The Big Easy" because of his imposing physical stature (he stands at 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91 m) along with his fluid golf swing.

Fact 2
Els is one of just six golfers to twice win both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

Fact 3
Els topped the 2003 and 2004 European Tour Order of Merit, and won the World Match Play Championship a record seven times.


Fact 4
Among his 66 career victories are four major championships: the U.S. Open in 1994 at Oakmont and in 1997 at Congressional, and The Open Championship in 2002 at Muirfield and in 2012 at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

Fact 5
He was the leading career money winner on the European Tour until overtaken by Lee Westwood in 2011.

Fact 6
He was the first member of the European Tour to earn over 25 million Euros from tour events.

Fact 7
He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010.

Fact 8
He has a charitable foundation which supports golf among underprivileged youngsters in South Africa.

Fact 9
He has a highly-regarded wine-making business.

Fact 10
Els has written a popular golf instructional column in Golf Digest magazine for several years.


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