Ernie Els Wife Liezl Els: Married Life And Kids

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South African professional golfer Ernie Els is married to a beautiful lady named Liezl Els. The couple tied the knot in Cape Town in 1998. 

Ernie Els and his wife, Liezl Els, have embarked on a remarkable journey of love and companionship in their 25 years of marriage.

Their story epitomizes the essence of a happy married life, brimming with shared dreams, unwavering support, and a profound understanding of one another.

In addition to their deep connection as partners, Ernie and Liezl are blessed with two children, Samantha and Ben. 

Ernie Els, South African Golfer
Ernie Els, South African Golfer (Source: Twitter)

Theodore Ernest Els, commonly known as Ernie Els, is a renowned professional golfer from South Africa. He has left an indelible mark on the world of golf through his exceptional skills, accomplishments, and philanthropic endeavors.

Els turned professional in 1989. He won his first pro tournament in 1991 on the Southern Africa Tour. His first major victory came in 1994 when he triumphed at the U.S. Open. Els followed this up with another U.S. Open victory in 1997.

In 2002, Els won at the Heineken Classic at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Then, he traveled to America and defeated  Tiger Woods and won the Genuity Championship title.

Ernie debuted on the PGA Tour Champions in January 2020, shortly after turning 50. He continued to impact the PGA Tour Champions, and in March 2020, he secured his first victory on tour at the Hoag Classic in Newport Beach, California.

Who is Ernie Els’s Wife?

The golfer is married to a beautiful and kind lady named Liezl Els. The couple got married in 1998. The pair have been together for more than two decades and living happily. 

Liezl is the secretary and managing director of the Ernie Els Foundation, which aims to raise awareness and support children with autism.

Ernie With His Family
Els With His Family (Source: Twitter)

Ernie and his wife, Liezl, have two children together. Their daughter’s name is Samantha, and their son’s name is Ben.  

Liezl Els has been a constant pillar of support for Ernie throughout his golfing career and has played an integral role in their philanthropic endeavors.

Ernie Els’s Son Is Autistic

In 2008, Ernie Els began putting an “Autism Speaks” symbol on his golf bag. Afterward, he revealed that his son, who was five years old at the time, had autism.

Els and his wife established the Ernie Els Foundation, which aims to support and assist children with autism. This cause is close to Els’ heart as his son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism.

The Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 to collect money and create knowledge about Autism. The foundation wants to collect $30 million to build a modern place for studying and treating autism. 

In 2010, Liezl and Samantha climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, to raise money for the foundation. 

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