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Ernie Els

44-Year-Old Golfer

2013-14 PGA Stats

Rank

Winnings

$1,799,569

Winnings/Entry

$74,982

Entries

24

Rounds

79

2013-14 Fantasy Golf Outlook

Els keeps fighting the good fight, but it's obvious that his skills are declining with age. He'll turn 45 this year and while that's not a death sentence, it certainly makes it more difficult to improve. Els could only muster one top-10 last season and though he might find his old form for small stretches again this year, he's simply not worth the risk in a salary cap league. In draft leagues he'll likely go higher than he should, but he should be in the 80-90 range.

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210 lbs   Country: South Africa   Birthdate: 10/17/1969   Birth Location: Johannesburg   Debut: January 1, 1989  

August 24, 2014    Ernie Els News Update

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Els birdied the final two holes Sunday to shoot a 5-under 66 and tie for fifth at The Barclays.

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Ernie Els PGA Stats
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Season Entries Rounds Rank Winnings Winnings/Entry
2010 Season 20 70 9 $4,558,861 $227,943
2011 Season 20 65 67 $728,872 $36,444
2012 Season 22 78 26 $3,453,118 $156,960
2013 Season 19 62 68 $1,173,761 $61,777
2013-14 Season 24 79 $1,799,569 $74,982
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Ernie Els Tournament Results
Date Tournament Score Position Winnings Strokes Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4
September 4, 2014 BMW Championship -5 16 $124,000 275 70 69 69 67
August 29, 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship -1 50 $19,017 283 72 71 73 67
August 21, 2014 The Barclays -11 5 $292,000 273 68 68 71 66
August 14, 2014 Wyndham Championship -2 64 $11,130 278 68 69 73 68
August 7, 2014 PGA Championship -11 7 $263,000 273 70 70 68 65
July 31, 2014 World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitationa -2 26 $75,200 278 71 69 70 68
July 24, 2014 RBC Canadian Open -8 12 $101,888 272 70 67 69 66
July 17, 2014 The Open Championship $0 152 79 73
June 26, 2014 AT&T National $0 149 73 76
June 12, 2014 U.S. Open Championship 8 35 $46,803 288 74 70 72 72
May 29, 2014 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide In -5 19 $65,238 283 70 72 69 72
May 8, 2014 THE PLAYERS Championship 72 $19,400 219 68 76 75
May 1, 2014 Wells Fargo Championship -1 44 $20,861 287 76 67 67 77
April 24, 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans $0 143 72 71
April 17, 2014 RBC Heritage 5 64 $12,238 289 72 73 73 71
April 10, 2014 The Masters $0 149 75 74
April 3, 2014 Shell Houston Open 0 43 $18,374 288 68 76 74 70
March 27, 2014 Valero Texas Open $0 148 74 74
March 13, 2014 Valspar Championship $0 146 72 74
March 6, 2014 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship 12 52 $52,500 300 75 78 73 74
February 19, 2014 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Cham 4 $510,000
February 13, 2014 Northern Trust Open -3 35 $33,031 281 71 70 68 72
October 31, 2013 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions -13 11 $116,667 275 69 69 71 66
October 24, 2013 CIMB Classic 2 47 $18,223 290 76 71 69 74
September 12, 2013 BMW Championship 4 51 $19,253 288 71 71 74 72
August 30, 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship -12 20 $100,000 272 66 69 68 69
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August 22, 2013 The Barclays $0 147 73 74
August 15, 2013 Wyndham Championship -6 20 $57,417 274 71 68 70 65
August 8, 2013 PGA Championship $0 146 74 72
August 1, 2013 World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitationa 7 48 $53,000 287 71 72 70 74
July 25, 2013 RBC Canadian Open -8 21 $54,160 280 71 72 67 70
July 18, 2013 The Open Championship 8 26 $56,873 292 74 74 70 74
June 13, 2013 U.S. Open Championship 5 4 $291,406 285 71 72 73 69
May 30, 2013 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide In 2 37 $28,520 290 73 70 74 73
May 9, 2013 THE PLAYERS Championship $0 146 73 73
April 25, 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans -12 15 $102,300 276 67 69 72 68
April 18, 2013 RBC Heritage $0 146 73 73
April 11, 2013 The Masters -1 13 $145,600 287 71 74 73 69
March 21, 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard $0 150 75 75
March 7, 2013 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship -3 28 $75,000 285 73 69 72 71
February 28, 2013 The Honda Classic 6 46 $16,632 286 69 70 75 72
February 20, 2013 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Cham 33 $46,000
February 14, 2013 Northern Trust Open -5 13 $127,600 279 70 68 73 68
October 11, 2012 Frys.com Open -10 16 $72,500 274 71 68 69 66
September 20, 2012 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola 9 27 $132,800 289 72 75 71 71
September 6, 2012 BMW Championship -7 28 $53,200 281 68 71 69 73
August 31, 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship -5 26 $54,444 279 69 69 71 70
August 23, 2012 The Barclays 3 54 $18,000 287 68 72 72 75
August 9, 2012 PGA Championship 5 48 $18,625 293 72 75 73 73
August 2, 2012 World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitationa 5 45 $53,000 285 73 73 68 71
July 26, 2012 RBC Canadian Open $0 142 72 70
July 19, 2012 The Open Championship -7 1 $1,405,890 273 67 70 68 68
June 14, 2012 U.S. Open Championship 4 9 $200,280 284 75 69 68 72
May 31, 2012 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide In 9 58 $13,702 297 70 75 74 78
May 17, 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship 1 41 $22,132 281 70 69 70 72
May 10, 2012 THE PLAYERS Championship $0 148 74 74
April 26, 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans -19 2 $691,200 269 66 68 68 67
April 12, 2012 RBC Heritage $0 148 72 76
March 29, 2012 Shell Houston Open -10 12 $132,000 278 70 69 69 70
March 22, 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard -5 4 $209,571 283 71 70 67 75
March 15, 2012 Transitions Championship -12 5 $193,188 272 70 67 68 67
March 1, 2012 The Honda Classic -1 21 $59,280 279 70 68 70 71
February 22, 2012 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Cham 17 $95,000
February 16, 2012 Northern Trust Open 8 59 $14,520 292 73 68 73 78
January 26, 2012 Farmers Insurance Open -3 52 $13,785 285 71 70 72 72
October 6, 2011 Frys.com Open -14 4 $220,000 270 69 66 67 68
September 15, 2011 BMW Championship 3 42 $27,200 287 72 71 74 70
September 2, 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship -8 16 $120,000 276 70 65 71 70
August 25, 2011 The Barclays -9 32 $39,782 204 68 69 67
August 18, 2011 Wyndham Championship -8 30 $28,964 272 65 66 69 72
August 11, 2011 PGA Championship $0 146 74 72
August 4, 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 1 37 $58,500 281 71 71 71 68
July 21, 2011 RBC Canadian Open 2 17 $78,000 282 68 74 74 66
July 14, 2011 The Open Championship $0 148 72 76
June 16, 2011 U.S. Open Championship $0 148 73 75
June 2, 2011 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide 2 61 $13,516 290 71 73 75 71
May 12, 2011 THE PLAYERS Championship $0 145 72 73
April 21, 2011 The Heritage $0 153 75 78
April 7, 2011 The Masters 5 47 $24,000 293 75 70 76 72
March 31, 2011 Shell Houston Open -2 51 $13,885 286 71 72 69 74
March 24, 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard 10 70 $11,940 298 75 72 73 78
March 10, 2011 WGC-Cadillac Championship -7 15 $100,000 281 69 70 73 69
March 3, 2011 The Honda Classic 16 70 $11,286 296 75 71 78 72
February 23, 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 17 $95,000
January 13, 2011 Sony Open in Hawaii -4 42 $19,800 276 70 65 67 74
January 6, 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions -11 17 $87,000 281 72 64 74 71
September 23, 2010 THE TOUR Championship -2 7 $247,500 278 71 71 71 65
September 9, 2010 BMW Championship -2 13 $150,000 282 70 71 67 74
September 3, 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship -6 30 $48,750 278 70 67 70 71
August 26, 2010 The Barclays 5 71 $14,850 289 71 71 73 74
August 12, 2010 PGA Championship -4 18 $84,733 284 68 74 69 73
August 5, 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational -1 22 $72,000 279 69 70 64 76
July 15, 2010 The Open Championship $0 148 69 79
June 17, 2010 U.S. Open Championship 2 3 $480,687 286 73 68 72 73
June 3, 2010 the Memorial Tournament $0 146 74 72
May 13, 2010 Valero Texas Open -12 3 $317,200 276 72 67 69 68
May 6, 2010 THE PLAYERS Championship $0 145 74 71
April 8, 2010 The Masters -1 18 $94,500 287 71 73 75 68
April 1, 2010 Shell Houston Open 0 44 $17,535 288 70 74 75 69
March 25, 2010 Arnold Palmer Invitational -11 1 $1,080,000 277 68 69 69 71
March 11, 2010 WGC-CA Championship -18 1 $1,400,000 270 68 66 70 66
March 4, 2010 Honda Classic 8 67 $11,368 288 73 70 70 75
February 17, 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 17 $95,000
February 4, 2010 Northern Trust Open -8 10 $147,200 276 68 70 70 68
January 28, 2010 San Diego Open -11 5 $186,162 277 70 69 69 69

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

Els keeps fighting the good fight, but it's obvious that his skills are declining with age. He'll turn 45 this year and while that's not a death sentence, it certainly makes it more difficult to improve. Els could only muster one top-10 last season and though he might find his old form for small stretches again this year, he's simply not worth the risk in a salary cap league. In draft leagues he'll likely go higher than he should, but he should be in the 80-90 range.

2013

Early reports of Ernie Els' demise were indeed premature. Then again, you wouldn't be blamed if you thought that his sub-$1-million performance in 2011 was a sign of things to come. After all, he's not getting any younger (43). Els appears to have his game figured out as he enters the 2013 season, but he may have set the bar too high last season. Although he still resembles the old Ernie from time to time, those flashes of brilliance are becoming more rare. As such, Els is not a good salary cap pick this season. In draft leagues he should go somewhere in the third round.

2012

No one expected to see Ernie Els at less than $1 million in earnings last year, especially after he posted earnings of more than $4.5 million in 2010, but that's exactly where he ended up after the 2011 season. So how exactly does one go from such a high-level in 2010 to such a low in 2011? Well, he did fall from 33rd in putting to 181st last year. It is said that putting is the first thing to go as you get older, but no one loses his ability to putt this quickly. Els is not likely to reach the heights set in 2010 anytime soon, but he certainly won't spend much time below $1 million. Expect a nice rebound from Els this season.

2011

Perhaps the biggest surprise on the golf course last season was the resurgence of Ernie Els. It had been several years since his most recent knee surgery, and the results just weren't there, until last season. The thought entering the season was that Els would remain a productive player, but his best days were long gone. After an early season surge, though, thoughts of a full comeback crept in. Alas, by season's end Els had lost some of the spark he displayed early in the season. Els should again be productive in 2011, but much like other players his age on this list, he'll struggle to significantly improve his 2010 numbers. Els likely will remain in the top 20 on the money list this season, but don't expect a return to the top 10. Els is not exactly a statistical superstar, though, as his highest rank on the core categories, (driving distance, driving accuracy, GIR and putting) was 59th in putting last season.

2010

Els still remains a threat to win any tournament when playing at his best, but his production is gradually starting to fade. Over the past three seasons, Els' earnings have dropped from $2.7 million to $2.1 million. More important, his Official World Gold Ranking has dropped from fourth to 17th. Els has the potential to win a tournament or two this season, but his upside just isn't what it used to be.

2009

Ernie Els' production at the end of the season was there, but his route to that spot was quite different. Els missed five cuts out of 16 events last year. The weeks when he played well, he really cashed in, and the weeks when he was off his game, he simply didn't cash a check. Ernie could go anywhere in the second round.

2008

Els won the HSBC Match Play Championship (Wentworth, England) in October 2007 over Angel Cabrera. In both Asia and South Africa (November-December) he failed to win even against mediocre competiton. Els definitely has to step it up in '08.

2007

Got to hand it to Els, he tried his best to play while recovering from a knee injury, but he just wasn't the same. A few months off at the end of the year should be all he needs to get 100 percent healthy. Once healthy, Els will reclaim a top-10 spot on the money list. Expect Els to rebound nicely in 2007.

2006

Each year there's one player you must have on your squad because of a special circumstance. Two years ago, it was Phil Mickelson when he earned only $1.6 million in 2003. This year, it's Els. There is no logical reason to leave him off your squad at this price. He's already won since coming back from injury. There are several reasons to take him, and if you follow golf you already know why. If you don't take him, you are starting the year in a hole from which you might never get out.

2005

After four near-misses in majors in 2004, Els will look to tend to some unfinished business in 2005. He's at the top of his game and has a legitimate chance at Player of the Year honors in any season. One caveat: he still plays a few European Tour events every year.

2004

Els had an awesome start to last season, then was set back by a wrist injury, then played well for a stretch, then faded a bit coming down the stretch. He's one of the top three golfers in the world -- the problem is the lack of playing time in the States. Tiger can get away with playing less than 20 times, but that's about it. Els will get a win or two over here, and might challenge at a major, but it's difficult for even a player of his caliber to earn $4 million in only 17-19 tourneys.