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Born: 1969-10-17, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: ZAF
Height: 6'3", Weight: 210lbs
Home: West Palm Beach, Fla.
Turned Pro: 1989
Joined PGA Tour: 1994
Official World Golf Ranking: 404
Notes: Els made up four shots on Adam Scott over the last four holes and birdied the final hole to win the 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham. It was his second British Open victory, having also won in 2002 at Muirfield. The popular South African has won four major championships, including the 1994 and 1997 U.S. Opens at Oakmont and Congressional, respectively. Els, an accomplished junior tennis player, began playing golf at age 9 and turned his full attention to golf when he was ...

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Ernie Els

Els made up four shots on Adam Scott over the last four holes and birdied the final hole to win the 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham. It was his second British Open victory, having also won in 2002 at Muirfield. The popular South African has won four major championships, including the 1994 and 1997 U.S. Opens at Oakmont and Congressional, respectively.
Els, an accomplished junior tennis player, began playing golf at age 9 and turned his full attention to golf when he was 14. His first significant international victory was at the Junior World Golf Championship, where he defeated Phil Mickelson in a playoff. He was the South African Amateur Champion at age 16, and at 22, won the South African Open, PGA Championship and Masters titles, becoming the first to do so since Gary Player in 1979.
Els joined the PGA Tour at the end of 1994 and, with his win at the 1999 Nissan Open, became the first player since Jack Nicklaus to win at least once in each of his first six years on tour. At one time, he was a member of three tours simultaneously ? PGA Tour, European Tour and South African Tour.
He played on eight Presidents Cup teams, in 1996, ?98, 2000, ?03, ?07, ?09, ?11 and ?13. Considered one of the world?s true global golfers, Els has more than 70 worldwide career victories.
He started cutting back on his international schedule in 2008 when his son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism. Since then, he has supported disadvantaged children, establishing the Els for Autism Foundation in 2008. He also began building golf courses and owns a winery in South Africa. Els was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.
2012 Notes: Lost a playoff to Branden Grace at the Volvo Golf Champions, and two months later at the Transitions Championship, he missed a short putt at the 72nd hole that would have put him in a four-man playoff. At the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he finished T-4th, but needed a 2nd- or 3rd-place finish to get into the Masters. He missed playing in the first major of the season for the only time since 1994. He lost another playoff to Jason Dufner at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. At the British Open, he started the final round six shots back, but fired a second-nine 32, including a birdie at the 72nd hole, to catch and pass third-round leader Adam Scott. The win came 10 years after he won his first Claret Jug, the second-longest gap in Open history. He finished the year 26th in the FedExCup race and 16th in the money race.
2013 Notes: Els won on the European Tour at the BMW International, and finished T-6th at the BMW PGA Championship. He finished 2nd at the Asian Tour CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters, a shot behind winner Bernd Wiesberger. He was T-4th at the U.S. Open, finished 68th in the FedExCup race and was 74th on the money list. At the Presidents Cup in Dublin, Ohio, he went 3-2-0, including a Sunday singles victory, in the International team?s three-point loss to the U.S.
2014 Notes: He recorded four top-10 finishes worldwide, including a 4th-place finish at the WGC-Accenture Match Play, where he made it to the semifinals but lost to Victor Dubuisson, then to Rickie Fowler in a playoff for the third spot. Els had a T-7th result at the PGA Championship, T-5th at The Barclays and T-5th at the Hong Kong Open. For the eighth-consecutive year, he made it to the FedExCup Playoffs, but his season ended with a 41st-place finish in the standings after a T-16th at the BMW Championship. He finished 37th in the Race to Dubai.
2015 Notes: For the first time in his career, Els didn?t record a top-10 finish in 26 worldwide events. His best result was T-12th at the Abu Dhabi Championship, and on the PGA Tour, T-13th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. In 18 PGA Tour starts, he finished 173rd in the FedExCup standings, missing the Playoffs for the first time.
2016 Notes: Best finish was 5th at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, the site of his 1997 U.S. Open victory. It was his first top-5 finish since his T-5th at the 2014 Hong Kong Open. Made 12 cuts in 21 PGA Tour starts, finishing 163rd in the FedExCup standings, missing the FedExCup Playoffs for the second consecutive season.
2017 Notes: Has had a slow start, with his best finish a T-13th at the Qatar Masters.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 661, Cuts Made: 546 (83%), Top Tens: 232 (35%) , Rounds: 2260, Scoring Avg: 70.57, Career Earnings: $64,512,282 - Best Finish: 1st (41 times)
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