Why is Ernie Els called The Big Easy?

Because he is tall, easy going on and off the golf course, and most notably because his golf swing is fluid, effortless and yet produces great power.

More about Ernie Els

Ernie Els was born in South Africa on 17 October 1969.

He has 71 professional career victories to his name, including four Major Championships, two World Golf Championships and a record seven World Match Play titles.

He has won the World Match Play Championship, a one-on-one challenge, more times than anyone else. In fact, the man whose record he passed is fellow South African, Gary Player.

When he's not playing golf he is keeping himself busy with golf course design, wine making and many other business ventures.

He is also the founder of the Els for Autism Foundation.