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.
Els is one of just six golfers to twice win both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.
Els topped the 2003 and 2004 European Tour Order of Merit, and won the World Match Play Championship a record seven times.
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.
He was the leading career money winner on the European Tour until overtaken by Lee Westwood in 2011.
He was the first member of the European Tour to earn over 25 million Euros from tour events.
He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010.
He has a charitable foundation which supports golf among underprivileged youngsters in South Africa.
He has a highly-regarded wine-making business.
Els has written a popular golf instructional column in Golf Digest magazine for several years.
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