British Open 2012 Winner: Everything You Need to Know About Ernie Els

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British Open 2012 Winner: Everything You Need to Know About Ernie Els
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Ernie Els is back.

If a young golf fan had never heard of The Big Easy before he became the 2012 British Open winner, it would be understandable. Els hadn’t won a PGA Tour major in the last 10 years.

According to Official World Golf Rank, the former World No. 1 entered the week ranked No. 40. Despite his strong showing in the U.S. Open, the odds were against Els to contend again, let alone win at Royal Lytham & St Annes. At 42 years old, though, he pulled it off.

Here is everything you need to know about Els.

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