Former World No.1, Ernie Els is known as ‘The Big Easy’ because he is a big guy (6’3″) and he has a silky smooth golf swing that appears effortlessly powerful. He makes swinging a golf club look easy.
Ernie Els has one of the sweetest swings of all time, and even though it does not look like he exerts much effort, he hits the ball hard with a lot of power.
A four-time Major winner and one of the best players of his generation, Els was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.
Els is also a regular participant of charity golf events that raises funds for various foundations. Els in 1999, established the Ernie Els Fancourt Foundation, which helps talented amateur golfers from South Africa who need guidance and financial help to play tournament golf. The foundation has helped contribute to the development of some of South Africa’s best golfers, including 2010 Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen.