Ernie Els

Ernie Els - PGA Championship Contenders 2011

PGA Championship Ernie ElsErnie Els is one of the best known and most popular golfers playing today. He is currently ranked in the top 50 in the world and is a winner of three major Championships; the US Open twice in 1994 & 1997 and the British Open in 2002. He has also been runner-up in the US Masters on two occasions, runner-up in the British Open on three occasions and was runner up at the US Open in 2000. These statistics are included in his amazing 31 top ten finishes in Major Championships so far.

He is yet to win the PGA Championship, but managed third in 2007 behind Tiger Woods, and has had three other top ten finishes in the event. He has an incredible 60 tournament wins, since turning professional in 1989 and the good news for golfing fans he is in resurgent form and his win in the Honda Classic, by one stroke from Luke Donald, earlier this year and his tied 14th finish in the US Open in June is testament to that. He had a very poor start in the British Open in July but fought back gamely to finish in a very creditable T7th position.

World Ranking

Ernie is currently ranked 24th in the world and has ranked in the top ten for 250 weeks between 1999 and 2008. His career high was 2nd in September 2006.

Playing Style

Ernie plays in a very languid style, if he was anymore laid back, he would fall asleep. It is why he is probably known in golfing circles as the ‘big easy’. He has a long powerful swing using a technique, best described as effortless. He has an excellent short game and on his day he plays bunkers better than any other player in the world. His putting, like most players, blows hot and cold, but if he is hot then he is dangerous.

PGA Betting

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