Profile: Ernie Els

Ernie Els

Name: Ernie Els

Age: 50

From: South Africa

Previous Australian Open form: At his only start he was third in 2001 behind Stuart Appleby at The Grand.

Primary Tour: US PGA Tour

Career wins: 19 (US), 47 (International)

Comment: Colloquially known as ‘The Big Easy’, Els made nine cuts in the US this year even though his best is behind him. A winner of four majors, he is in Australia to captain the Presidents Cup team but will create plenty of interest at The Australian along the way.

Emirates Australian Open
Pos.CountryPlayer TotalToday
1 AUS M.Jones -15-2
2 RSA L.Oosthuizen -14-5
T3 JPN T.Kanaya -90
T3 AUS A.Pike -9-2
T5 ENG P.Casey -81