The Big Easy of Wimbledon? Maybe not.
As a child, Ernie Els grew up playing rugby, cricket, tennis
and golf. At the age of 13 he won his first big tennis
championship, the Eastern Transvaal Junior Championship.
At 14 he was a scratch golfer, it was then that he decided
that golf was his first love, thank goodness.
Ernie began playing events on the Sunshine Tour at the age
of just 16, turned professional in 1989 and went on to win
16 Sunshine Tour titles. He won the U.S Open in 1994 and
1997, The Open Championship in 2002 and 2012. He was
European Tour Order of Merit winner in 2003, and 2004.
He was European Tour Player of the year 1994, 2002 and in
2003 and Sunshine Tour of merit winner in 1991/92, and in
Ernie Els is a true inspiration to all South Africans and
golfing fans around the world; his easy swing and smile have
inspired the young South African golf professionals who ply
their trade on the Sunshine Tour too.
The Sunshine Tour is a rare place where champions, current
and future, perform at the highest levels. Rich in talent, the
Sunshine Tour has set the stage for professional golfers who
are determined to continue in the winning traditions of
those who have gone before. It all begins here.
Wimbledon maybe, Wentworth definitely.