Ernie’s Career in the Majors

07 Aug

Ernie Els made his major debut as an amateur in the 1989 Open Championship and has played in a total of 101 majors, up to and including the 2018 US Open, placing him 13th on the all-time list (see table below).

Ernie has four major victories (2002 & 2012 Open Championship, 1994 & 1997 US Open) and has finished in the top-10 on 35 occasions, an impressive 35% strike rate.

Masters
Appearances: 23
Top-10s: 6
1994 (T8th), 2000 (2nd), 2001 (T6th), 2002 (T5th), 2003 (T6th), 2004 (2nd)

US Open
Appearances: 26
Top-10s: 10
1993 (T7th), 1994 (Won), 1996 (T5th), 1997 (Won), 2000 (T2nd), 2004 (T9th), 2005 (T5th), 2010 (3rd), 2012 (9th), 2013 (T4th)

Open Championship
Appearances: 27
Top-10s: 13
1992 (T5th), 1993 (T6th), 1996 (T2nd), 1997 (T10th), 2000 (T2nd), 2002 (Won), 2003 (T3rd), 2004 (2nd), 2006 (3rd), 2007 (T4th), 2008 (T7th), 2009 (T8th), 2012 (Won)

USPGA Championship
Appearances: 25
Top-10s: 6
1995 (T3rd), 2003 (T5th), 2004 (T4th), 2007 (3rd), 2009 (T6th), 2014 (T7th)

The 100 Majors Club: All-Time List
1. Jack Nicklaus – 164 majors
2. Gary Player – 150 majors
3. Tom Watson – 145 majors
4. Arnold Palmer – 142 majors
5. Raymond Floyd – 127 majors
6. Sam Snead – 119 majors
7. Ben Crenshaw – 118 majors
8. Gene Sarazen – 112 majors
9. Tom Kite – 109 majors
10. Mark O’Meara – 110 majors
11. Bernhard Langer – 105 majors
12. Phil Mickelson – 102 majors
13. Ernie Els – 101 majors
14. Sir Nick Faldo – 100 majors
15. Fred Couples – 99 majors
16. Davis Love III – 98 majors

 

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