Ernie Els
West Palm Beach, Fla.

Height: 6 ft., 3 in.

Weight: 210

Turned Pro: 1989

DOB: 10/17/1969

Bio: Started playing golf at age 9. Heavily involved in junior golf of South Africa and Cancer Society of South Africa. Hosts Ernie Els Invitational in South Africa to raise money for charity. Ernie Els Foundation formed in early 1999, with the purpose of providing full support to disadvantaged children. Established the Els for Autism Foundation in spring 2009, with son, Ben, who is autistic, the driving force behind the mission. In December 1998, received lifetime membership on European Tour. Third Ernie Els design signature golf course near George in South Africa opened in 2004. (Bio information from Golfweek research and pgatour.com)

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Tracker: McIlroy captures British Open at Hoylake

Rory McIlroy carries a six-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool, with Rickie Fowler his closest pursuer. Follow the highlights here!

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Notable golfers quick to praise McIlroy's win

Notables from the game of golf – his competitors and otherwise – were quick to compliment 2014 Champion Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy after he claimed his first Claret Jug for winning the British Open.

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Garcia, others face uphill chase

Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia all took turns making a run at the top of the British Open, but each had trouble sustaining any momentum against Rory McIlroy on Saturday.

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Tracker: McIlroy again grows Open lead

Rory McIlroy carries a four-shot lead into Saturday's third round at the British Open -- can he stay ahead of Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia? Follow the highlights right here!

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Els among major winners to miss British Open cut

Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Bubba Watson were among the top names who couldn't get past the cut at Royal Liverpool in the 2014 British Open.

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It took awhile, but links golf has grown on Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk fired a 1-under 71 on Friday at Royal Liverpool, showing the growth that the 44-year-old has made playing links golf over the course of his career.

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Tracker: McIlroy stretches British Open lead

Friday at the British Open, Rory McIlroy widened his British Open lead at Royal Liverpool from one shot to four, while Dustin Johnson gave chase -- as Tiger Woods and Adam Scott struggled. Recap the highlights here!

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From the couch: David Dusek on Rd. 2 of British Open

Our David Dusek is taking in ESPN's coverage of the Open Championship from his couch and will offer his commentary throughout the day.

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Scott nearly keeps pace with McIlroy

In the first round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool, Adam Scott told himself, “we don’t want him running away,” as he shot 68 to keep close to leader Rory McIlroy.

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Hoylake's 'Big Three' struggle mightily

Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Bubba Watson took part in the angrier side of a long British Open Thursday at Hoylake, teeing off in mid-afternoon and experiencing more than their share of heartache.

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Tracker: McIlroy leads British Open

Tiger Woods, defending champion Phil Mickelson and World No. 1 Adam Scott must chase first-round leader Rory McIlroy at the 2014 British Open championship at Royal Liverpool. Recap the highlights here!

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If it's the British Open, it must be driving iron time

There are two main reasons driving irons could be especially popular at this week’s Open Championship, again at Hoylake. The first is the weather, and the second is the increasing ability of manufacturers to make strong-lofted irons that are playable.

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McDowell: Time to transition from 'one-hit wonder'

Graeme McDowell struggled in the final round of the 2012 Open Championship to end his chances at a second major title. It's a memory that McDowell hopes to forget by adding his first Claret Jug this week at Royal Liverpool.

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Scott leads expert picks for British Open

Adam Scott tops our senior writers' picks to win the 2014 British Open, with Jordan Spieth and Paul Casey also earning multiple mentions as contenders at Royal Liverpool. See who else is expected to contend.

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A closer look: Tiger Woods' British Open results

Tiger Woods will make his 18th Open Championship appearance when he tees it up this week at Royal Liverpool. Here's a look at Woods' British Open performances by year.

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2014 British Open: Tee times, Rounds 2

The pairings and tee times for the second round were announced on Monday morning at Royal Liverpool, and here's a look at some of the groupings that stand out.

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Rose's 2nd straight win comes at Scottish

Hauling in his second victory in as many starts, Justin Rose fired off a bogey-free 65 Sunday to win the 2014 Scottish Open.

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Martin completes 'rags-to-riches' journey with win

A relative unknown, Mo Martin was the only player to finish the 2014 Women's British Open in red figures, outlasting Suzann Pettersen and Shanshan Feng to win her first major title.

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Martin leads Women's British as stars fade

They say the cream rises in major championships. The $3 million Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale is doing its best to disprove that old adage.

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IMG to title sponsor Junior World Championships

IMG Academy announced Friday that it will replace Callaway Golf as the title sponsor of the Junior World Golf Championships beginning in 2015.

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Ernie Els: 2012 in Pictures

A look at Ernie Els in 2012.

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2012 Open Championship: Ernie Els, in pictures

Check out images from Ernie Els' dramatic come-from-behind win at the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

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The U.S. Open in the 1990s

A gallery of the 1990s U.S. Open

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World No. 1 golfers, in pictures

Take a look back at the men who have held the title of the world's No. 1 golfer since 1986.

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2010 in review: Top 30 pictures

Golfweek's Tracy Wilcox chooses her Top 30 images of 2010.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational (Final Round)

Ernie Els wins his second consecutive tournament at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational (Rd. 2)

Davis Love III maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Fla. Ernie Els, D.J. Trahan and Ben Curtis joined him at at 7-under 137.

All results / Videos / "Ernie Els"

Video: Western Refining 2012, Day 2, Take 5

Our Lance Ringler and Sean Martin break down the first day of action at the Western Refining All-America Golf Classic at El Paso Country Club.

Western Refining All-America Classic: Highlights

Alabama's Cory Whitsett outlasted San Diego State's Todd Baek and Missouri's Jace Long in a three-hole, sudden-death playoff Tuesday to win the Western Refining All-America Classic title at the par-71 El Paso Country Club in El Paso, Texas.

Hate to be Rude: Ernie Els

In this episode of Hate to be Rude, Ernie Els discusses his career and life after golf.

Major Moments 2007: PGA Championship

Despite being chased by Woody and Ernie, "Glory's Last Shot" has a repeat champion. Jeff Rude and Rex Hoggard wrap up the week from Oklahoma.