Ernie ELS (64)

2014 Northern Trust Open

Ernie ELS fact file

Country:  South Africa

Date of Birth:  17/10/1969

Height:  6ft 3in

Turned Pro:  1989


A former world number one and one of the most consistent professionals to have played the game since the mid-1990's, South African Ernie Els has enjoyed a much-celebrated career, with 70 professional wins, including four major championships - U.S. Open 1994 & 1997 and the Open Championship 2002 and 2012. Els was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame for his success in the game in 2011 and was the first European Tour member to earn over 25 million euros in tournament earnings. After a long relationship with Callaway Golf Ernie signed for Adams Golf at the beginning of 2014.  Adams are famous for their fairway woods and Ernie was quick to add the new Tour Tight Lies woods to his bag.

EUROPEAN TOUR WINS:

2013  BMW International Open
2012  The Open Championship
2010  South African Open
2010  WGC-CA Championship
2007  HSBC World Match Play Championship
2006  South African Airways Open
2005  Dunhill Championship
2005  BMW Asian Open
2005  Qatar Masters
2005  Dubai Desert Classic
2004  HSBC World Match Play Championship
2004  WGC-American Express Championship
2004  Heineken Classic
2003  Omega European Masters
2003  Barclays Scottish Open
2003  Johnnie Walker Classic
2003  Heineken Classic
2002  The Open Championship
2002  Dubai Desert Classic
2002  Heineken Classic
2000  Standard Life Loch Lomond
1999  Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship
1998  South African Open
1997  U.S. Open
1997  Johnnie Walker Classic
1995  Lexington South African PGA Championship
1994  U.S. Open
1994  Dubai Desert Classic

PGA TOUR WINS:

2012 The Open Championship
2010  Arnold Palmer Invitational
2010  WGC-CA Championship
2008  Honda Classic
2004  American Express Championship
2004  Memorial Tournament
2004  Sony Open in Hawaii
2003  Sony Open in Hawaii
2003  Mercedes Championships
2002  The Open Championship
2002  Genuity Championship
2000  The International
1999  Nissan Open
1998  Bay Hill Invitational
1997  Buick Classic
1997  U.S. Open
1996  Buick Classic
1995  GTE Byron Nelson Classic
1994  U.S. Open

OTHER WINS:

2010  PGA Grand Slam of Golf
2008  Hassan II Golf Trophy
2004  Nelson Mandela Invitational
2003  HSBC World Match Play Championship
2002  Nedbank Golf Challenge
2001  Vodacom Players Championship
2000  Nedbank Golf Challenge
1999  Nedbank Golf Challenge
1997  PGA Grand Slam of Golf
1996  Philips South African Open
1996  Toyota World Match Play Championship
1995  Bell's Cup
1995  Toyota World Match Play Championship
1994  Toyota World Match Play Championship
1993  Dunlop Phoenix
1992  Goodyear Classic
1992  FNB Players Championship
1992  Hollard Royal Swazi Sun Classic
1992  South African Masters
1992  Lexington South African PGA Championship
1992  Protea Assurance South African Open
1991  Amatola Sun Classic