They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? Ernie Els is a star as a Golfer. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on the October 17, 1969 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud South Africa, standing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), Ernie Els has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, Best Male Golfer ESPY Award, Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, Best Male Golfer ESPY Award. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of Theodore Ernie Els , The Big Easy have stuck. With regards to personal life Ernie Els has attended unknown. Ben Neels Els, Samantha Leigh Els Liezl Els (m. 1998) Neels Els are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $75 Million.
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Theodore Ernest Els was born on October 17, 1969 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He started playing golf when eight years old. At thirteen years old, he had already won the Championship of the Eastern Transvaal Junior. In 1984, he rose to prominence winning the Championship of the Junior World Golf. At seventeen years of age, Ernie Els broke the golf age record and won the South African Amateur Championship.
In 1989 Ernie Els began playing golf professionally, this way opening his net worth account. Currently he plays on the European Tour which he joined in 1992, and on the PGA Tour which Els joined in 1994. During his whole career he has accumulated 67 professional wins which have greatly increased Ernie’s net worth. Els has won on the PGA Tour 19 times, on the European tour 28 times, once on the Japan Golf Tour, on the Sunshine Tour 16 times, and 15 times he has won other championships including the Toyota World Match Play Championship, Nedbank Million Dollar Challenge, Nelson Mandela Invitational and other championships.
During his long spanned career Els has received a number of awards which undoubtedly have increased his net worth. In 1991 and 1992, 1994, 1995 he has been announced the winner of the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit. In 1994, Ernie Els was named the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. In 1994, 2002 and 2003 he was the European Tour Player of the Year. In 2003 and 2004 Els became the winner of the European Tour Order of Merit. In 2011 Ernie Els was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Ernie Els is listed in the World Number One male golfers.
In addition to being a great player, he has been writing a column in the magazine for golf lovers entitled ‘Gold Digest’. Moreover, he is involved in charity work and helps poor teenagers who are eager to play golf. Els has founded the The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation to promote golf among unprivileged teenagers.
Furthermore, Els-designed golf courses are in play all over the world. It is expected that the net worth of Ernie Els will be rising in the future, too.
In 1988, Ernie Els married Liezl. The couple has two children and live happily together. The family has three residences as follows: in Jupiter, Florida, United States; George Western Cape South Africa; and Wentworth England United Kingdom.
- Full Name: Ernie Els
- Net Worth: $75 Million
- Salary: $75 million
- Date Of Birth: October 17, 1969
- Place Of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
- Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
- Profession: Golfer
- Nationality: South Africa
- Spouse: Liezl Els (m. 1998)
- Children: Ben Neels Els, Samantha Leigh Els
- Parents: Neels Els
- Siblings: Carina Rebula, Dirk Els, Carina Rebula, Dirk Els
- Nicknames: Theodore Ernie Els , The Big Easy
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ernieelsgolf
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thebig_easy
- Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ernieelsgolfhttp://www.instagram.com/ernieelsgolf
- IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm2545915
- Nominations: Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, Best Male Golfer ESPY Award, Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, Best Male Golfer ESPY Award
- TV Shows: Monday Night Golf, Monday Night Golf
- I’ve been there before. I’ve blown majors before and golf tournaments before, and I just hope he doesn’t take it as hard as I did.
- That’s the nature of the beast. That’s why we’re out here. You win. You lose. It was my time for some reason.
- The practice ground is an evil place. It’s full of so called coaches waiting to pounce. You can see them waiting to dish their mumbo jumbo. To hell with coaches.
- I’ve never been a very technical player. I don’t get caught up in swing positions and mechanics. When I work on my swing… I’m looking for feels. You’ll get better results-and often more distance-if you swing at eighty percent effort. I get all kinds of people telling me I have the best swing in the world-it’s beautiful, it’s effortless. But I know when that isn’t true.
- Els won the 2012 British Open.
- His son Ben has autism.
- Lives in Jupiter, Florida.
- Has a daughter named Samantha.
- Won the U.S. Open in 1994 at the Oakmont Country Club, the 1997 Open at the Congressional Country Club and The Open Championship in 2002 at Muirfield.
- Els was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010, on his first time on the ballot, and was inducted in May 2011.
- He played rugby union, cricket, tennis, and, starting at age 8, golf. He was a skilled junior tennis player and won the Eastern Transvaal Junior Championships at age 13.
- Topped the 2003 and 2004 European Tour Order of Merit (money list), and winning the World Match Play Championship a record seven times. He is the leading career money winner on the European Tour, and was the first member of the tour to earn over 25 million Euros from European Tour events.
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