Ernie Els
Ernie Els
Celebrated Name: Ernie Els
Real Name/Full Name: Theodore Ernest Els
Gender: Male
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: October 17, 1969
Birth Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Height: 1.84 m
Weight: 95 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Liezl Els (m. 1998)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Ben Neels Els, Samantha Leigh Els)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Ernie Els Gay?: No
Profession: Golfer
Salary: $10 million
Net Worth in 2024: $100 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Theodore Ernest Els is a very famous South African golfer. He is the World’s Number 1 and known as “The Big Easy” due to his physical appearance, and he is 6 feet 3 inches tall. He also owns a golf course design business, a charitable foundation that is reported to support and promote golf among hundreds of underprivileged children in South Africa.

He is very famous for the popular Golf Instructional Column in the Golf Digest Magazine, which he wrote for several years.

Maybe you know about Ernie Els very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Ernie Els’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Born to Neels and Hettie Els, Ernie Els grew up in the lanes of Lambton, Germiston, South Africa. As a child, he was very passionate about sports and played games like rugby, cricket, tennis. He was hardly eight years old when he started to play golf. His father used to teach him.

He was a very skilled and lively tennis player and won the Eastern Transvaal Junior Championship when he was hardly 13 years old. His father, Neels Els, was a skilled golf player and taught his son about the rules of golf.

Neels Els was a Trucking executive at the Germiston Golf Course. Ernie Els was a better player than his father and his older brother Dirk Els. When he was 14 years old, he became scratch handicapped; he decided to focus on golf during this time.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 17 October 1969, Ernie Els is 54 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 1.84 m tall, and weight is 95 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Ernie Els is married to Liezl Els. He got married in the year 1998 in Cape Town. Their marriage is reported to have no problems at all. We can conclude they are happily married. They have two children, Ben Neels Els and Samantha Leigh Els.

Ben was slow to walk, talk, even crawl, he was a late bloomer through his parents, but they realized he took a lot of time to learn skills that kids his age did with ease. He even faced problems maintaining eye contact. He was different. Soon he was diagnosed with Autism.

According to Ernie Els’s wife, it was very hard for her husband to deal with the situation as he blamed himself for whatever happened to his son. In 2008 he was confident to go public about his son’s Autism.

Ernie Els and his wife, along with their children, are happy now, and they have formed The Els for Autism Foundation to raise funds and awareness about people who have Autism. It is a remarkable evolution about how Ernie Els dealt with the whole situation.


In the year 1989, Ernie Els won The South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship. This was the first remarkable win that made him a professional. In 1991 he won his first professional tournament on the South African Tour.

In 1993 he won a tournament outside Africa at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan for the first time. He won the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in the year 1994, and his first major championship win at the U.S Open was in 1994.

This made him the first foreign player after Alex Smith, who won the U.S Open two times. He won the World Match Play Championship for the fourth time this year. When he is not playing, he runs a Golf Course design business.

Awards & Achievements

In 1994 Ernie Els won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, and he won the European Tour Order of Merit Winner in the year 2003 and 2004. In 1994, 2002 and 2003, he was declared the European player of the Year, which is considered one of his significant achievements. He received the Payne Stewart Award in 2015 and Old Tom Morris Award in 2018. These are some of his remarkable achievements.

Net Worth & Salary of Ernie Els in 2024

Ernie Els Net Worth
Ernie Els Net Worth

As of July 2024, Ernie Els’s net worth is recorded to be $100 million. His earnings are mostly through his profession as golfer and the golf designing business he owns. His salary is recorded to be $10 million approximately.

Born with a natural talent and enthusiastic about sports Ernie Els is a very hardworking player who believes in the “never give up” theory, as he stated in an interview. He maintains a subtle balance between his professional and personal life. He is an inspiration for a lot of players all over the country, and he is an extremely humble man.


  1. Although your article contains a few spelling and usage errors, (a pet peeve of mine….professional writers should get it right ) it was a very genuine, honest, and interesting account of Ernie Els, one of one of the world’s great athletes, and a wonderful gentleman ! Thank you !


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