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Ernie Els (RSA)
Ernie Els
South Africa
October 17, 1969
Johannesburg, South Africa
38
6-3
210
Wentworth, England
1989
U.S. OPEN 2008 SCORES
POSITION: T14STATUS: +5HOLE: F
ROUND:1234TOTAL
SCORES:70727473289
U.S. OPEN HISTORY
1993 (Baltusrol)
15
R3-66 (1994 Oakmont)
1 (1994 Oakmont; 1997 Congressional)
$1,857,073
9, 10, 11, 17
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PERSONAL NOTES

An accomplished tennis player, Els turned his focus to golf at age 14

First significant victory came on the South Course at Torrey Pines when he defeated a young Phil Mickelson in a playoff to win the Junior World Championship

Won South African Amateur at age 16

At 22, became first player since Gary Player in 1979 to win the South African Open, South African PGA and South African Masters titles on the South African Tour

First international player since Alex Smith in 1906 and '10 to win multiple U.S. Open titles (1994 and '97)

Member of International President's Cup teams in 1996, '98, 2000, '03 and '07

Created Ernie Els Foundation in South Africa in early 1999 for the sole purpose of helping disadvantaged children, with proceeds from the Ernie Els Invitational going to four charities and his Foundation

Announced in 2008 that 5-year-old son Ben is autistic

STATISTICS

PGA TOUR
DATETOURNAMENT NAMEPOSROUNDSTOTAL
SCORE
TO
PAR
OFFICIAL
MONEY
1 2 3 4 5
2/24/08World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play ChampionshipT33--------------$40,000.00
3/02/08The Honda Classic167707067--274-6$990,000.00
3/09/08PODS ChampionshipCUT7373------146+4--
3/23/08World Golf Championships-CA Championship7574757374--296+8$36,000.00
4/13/08Masters TournamentCUT7474------148+4--
4/20/08Verizon HeritageCUT7276------148+6--
5/11/08THE PLAYERS ChampionshipT672717472--289+1$307,562.50
6/1/08Memorial TournamentCUT7378151+7

Bold = scores par or better * = Unofficial Event
Events
Played
FinishFedExCup
1st2nd3rdTOP 10TOP 25Made CutCutWDMoneyPointsStanding
81----2244--$1,373,5635,52627th

Europen Tour Results

TournamentPosPrize MoneyR1R2R3R4TotalPar
HSBC Champions 21T$60,426 75697075289+1
Alfred Dunhill Championship2T$143,892 70696473276-12
South African Airways Open16T$19,873 77707769293+5
Dubai Desert Classic 3T$149,863 68726571276-12
EMAAR-MGF Indian Masters 6T$69,641 75706971285-3
BMW PGA Championship92T7573148+4

Current Tour Rankings
PositionNo. of EventsMoney Won
European Tour319$529,810


CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

* Calculated on holes #9 and #15
   Ernie Els +5
    Ernie Els  Field Average
Fairways Hit
 60.71%
 57.93%
*Avg. Driving Distance
 299.38
 290.64
Sand Saves
Greens Hit
Putts Per Hole


CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

 EAGLESBIRDIESPARSBOGEYSDOUBLE BOGEYSOTHERS
Round 10411300
Round 20311400
Round 30113400
Round 40214101
Total010491201
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