Ernie Els

Ernie Els is a South African professional golfer. He is the former World No.1. He is a regular participant in the European Tour, PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, and European Senior Tour. This article contains details on his career overview, net worth, salary, and family details.

Alongside other sports, Els started learning golf at only age 8. He won the Eastern Transvaal Junior Championships at 13 years old. Furthermore, he won the 1994 Junior World Golf Championship. Additionally, he achieved victory in the South African Amateur on his 17th birthday. His further amateur career was filled with success.

Els shifted to a professional career after winning the South African Amateur Stroke Play Championships in 1989. In 1994, he made his PGA Tour debut. The same year, he earned his first career victory in the US Open championship. Since then, he earned 18 more PGA Tour wins. After that, he shifted to PGA Tour Champions and earned his first win in the 2020-21 season’s Hoag Classic and SAS Championship.

Els also has 47 international victories from the European Tour, PGA Tour of Asia, Japan Tour, Sunshine Tour, and South Africa Tour combined. Additionally, he won the World Cup in 1996 with Wayne Westner. Moreover, Els won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf twice. First in 1997 and second in 2010. He represented Australia over 20 times in various international golf events. For his enormous achievements, he was named the 2015 Payne Stewart Award recipient. He also has a lifetime European Tour membership since 1998.

Ernie Els’ Net Worth and Salary:

Ernie Els’ net worth is $85 million in 2023. He earned over $52 million in his professional career. On average, he makes around $1.64 million via tournament earnings.

Els’ successful career also earned him multiple big brand deals. He is sponsored by brands like SAP, Srixon, PUMA, NetJets, SwitchGrips, Firefly ESV, Clif Bar, etc. Additionally, the golfer is partnered with Bloodline.Golf, 18 Birdies, Bobby Jones, and a few more international corporations.

Furthermore, Ernie Els is renowned for his association with various charity events and organizations. Most notably, he has his charity organization titled Els for Autism Foundation.

Ernie Els Personal Information:

Full Name Theodore Ernest Els
Birthdate 17 October 1969
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Swing Right
Age 52
Birthplace Johannesburg, South Africa
Residence Wentworth, Surrey England
George, Western Cape, South Africa
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Religion Christian
Nationality South African
Career Earning $52,873,960
Marital Status Married
Father name Neels Els
Mother name Hettie Els
Salary $1.64 million
Twitter Handle @TheBig_Easy
Instagram Handle @ernieelsgolf


Ernie Els was born on 17 October 1969 in South Africa. He is currently 52 years old.


The legendary golfer has a height of 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) and weighs 210 lb (95 kg).


Els has a nickname “The Big Easy”. He got this nickname for his imposing physical nature. He is taller than average golf players. His heavy yet fit physical structure complements his height. The golfer’s nickname is very popular among his fans and peers.


Ernie Els is married to Liezl Els. The pair got married back in 1998 and have been together since. They share two children. A daughter named Samantha and a son named Ben. Their son, Ben was revealed to have autism syndrome. The pair is renowned for their dedicated work to raising awareness of Autism Syndrome and charity events related to it.

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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