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Ernie Els Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Theodore Ernest Els is a famous name is the sports industry. It is worth mentioning the fact that the sportsman is known as Ernie Els. It has been estimated that the net worth of Ernie Els has reached the sum of 75 million dollars. Ernie has earned his net worth as a professional golf player. He has been nicknamed The Big Easy as he is a very tall man who manages to play very well and seems relaxed. Els has been playing professionally since 1989 thus he has been accumulating his net worth for more than twenty five years.
Ernie Els Net Worth $75 Million
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.