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Ernie Els


ERNIE ELS Player Stats

PGA TOUR Victories
(18) 1994 U.S. Open Championship. 1995 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic. 1996 Buick Classic. 1997 U.S. Open Championship, Buick Classic. 1998 Bay Hill Invitational. 1999 Nissan Open. 2000 The International Presented by Qwest. 2002 Genuity Championship, British Open Championship. 2003 Mercedes Championships, Sony Open in Hawaii. 2004 Sony Open in Hawaii, the Memorial Tournament, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2008 The Honda Classic. 2010 World Golf Championships-CA Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

International Victories
(45): 1991 Amatola Classic [SAf]. 1992 Protea Assurance South Africa Open [SAf], Lexington PGA Championship [SAf], South African Masters [SAf], Hollard Royal Swazi Sun Classic [SAf], FNB Players' Championship [SAf], Goodyear Classic [SAf]. 1993 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament [Jpn]. 1994 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur], Toyota World Match Play Championship [Eur], Johnnie Walker World Championship [Eur], Sarazen World Open. 1995 Lexington South African PGA Championship [SAf], Toyota World Match Play [Eur], Bells Cup [SAf]. 1996 South African Open [SAf], Toyota World Match Play [Eur], Johnnie Walker Super Tour Event, World Cup [indiv]. 1997 Johnnie Walker Classic [Aus], World Cup [indiv]. 1998 South African Open [SAf] 1999 Alfred Dunhill PGA Championship [SAf], Sun City Nedbank Challenge [SAf]. 2000 Standard Life Loch Lomond [Eur], Nedbank Challenge [SAf]. 2001 Vodacom Players Championship [SAf]. 2002 Heineken Classic [Eur], Dubai Desert Classic [Eur], Cisco World Match Play [Eur], Nedbank Challenge [SAf]. 2003 Heineken Classic [Eur], Johnnie Walker Classic [Eur], The Barclay's Scottish Open [Eur], Omega European Masters [Eur], World Match Play Championship [Eur]. 2004 Heineken Classic [Eur], HSBC World Match Play Championship [Eur]. 2005 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur], Qatar Masters [Eur], BMW Asian Open [Eur], Alfred Dunhill Championship [Eur]. 2007 South African Open [SAf]. 2007 HSBC World Match Play Championship [Eur].  2010 South African Open [SAf].

Other Victories
(5): 1997 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Dunhill Cup [with David Frost and Retief Goosen]. 1998 Dunhill Cup [with David Frost and Retief Goosen]. 2001 World Cup [with Retief Goosen]. 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

2010 Highlights - Ernie Els
2010: Elected to the 2011 class of the World Golf Hall of Fame, announced by TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem at THE TOUR Championship. Finished the season ranked No. 9 in the FedExCup standings, with two wins and 15th trip to THE TOUR Championship...After a T12 at the Sony Open in Hawaii to start his season, he posted a T5 at the Farmers Insurance Open, one of seven players to shoot all four rounds under par at Torrey Pines. It was his second top-10 in two starts at the Farmers Insurance Open (T6 in 2005)...Second consecutive top-10 finish came with T10 at Northern Trust Open, shooting all four rounds under par...Ended a two-year victory drought, the longest of his career, with a win at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship. Played the final 23 holes without a bogey on TPC Blue Monster at Doral and closed with a 6-under 66 for a four-shot victory over countryman Charl Schwartzel. It was his 17th career PGA TOUR win and the 71st worldwide. He also became only the fifth player to win multiple times in the World Golf Championships, joining Tiger Woods, Darren Clarke, Geoff Ogilvy and Phil Mickelson. He was clinging to a one-shot lead when he sank a 25-foot par putt on the 14th hole and then birdied the 17th hole after Schwartzel, a 25-year-old who took part in Els' junior program in South Africa and was staying at Els' home during the week, made bogeys on 15 and 17...Posted a 1-under 71 on Monday to finish 11-under 277, capturing the Arnold Palmer Invitational by two strokes over Kevin Na and Edoardo Molinari. The win was the 18th of his career and the second of the season (World Golf Championships-CA Championship). It was his16th appearance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. During those starts, he has posted 12 made cuts and three top-10 finishes (won in1998, T9 in 2002, won in 2010). Became the first player to win back-to-back starts on TOUR since Tiger Woods in 2009 (Buick Open and World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational). He has won back-to-back starts three times in his PGA TOUR career (also at the 2003 SBS Championship and Sony Open in Hawaii and the 1997 U.S. Open and Buick Classic). Became one of only five players to win two events in the same year on the "Florida Swing" (Woods, Tom Kite, Raymond Floyd and Steve Elkington)...Following a 36-hole marathon Sunday of the Valero Texas Open, where he shot 69-68, finished T3 with Aaron Baddeley. The top-10 was his fifth of the year...Pulled into a tie for the lead in the final round of the U.S. Open before a bogey-double bogey-bogey stretch on Nos. 9-11 hindered his title hopes. Went on to card a 2-over 73 to finish third, his best major championship performance since finishing in the same position at the 2007 PGA Championship...Entered the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup ranked in the top spot, but fell to No. 9 in the final standings with a T7 at THE TOUR Championship (his 300th PGA TOUR start) his only top-10 finish in the four Playoff starts...Added a victory at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf late in the year in Bermuda. Entered the final nine holes of the 36-hole event three strokes behind but made three consecutive birdies to overtake David Toms...Earned his third World Golf Championships top 10 of the season when he T6 at the HSBC Champions in Sheshan, China...Returned to his homeland to win the South African Open for a fifth time. Officials reduced the final 36 holes of the rain-soaked tournament to a 34-hole affair, with fellow South African Retief Goosen finishing a stroke back.