Ernie Els Achieves Incredible Career Milestone

The Big Easy achieved something at the weekend that not even Tiger Woods has managed

Ernie Els Achieves Incredible Career Milestone

The Big Easy achieved something at the weekend that not even Tiger Woods has managed

Ernie Els Achieves Incredible Career Milestone

Ernie Els finished T7th at the Maybank Championship this weekend to achieve something that Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson haven't even managed in their careers.

The Big Easy's result was his 300th top-10 finish in his career.

He becomes the first player to achieve the feat since the Official World Golf Ranking began in 1986.

Els has competed in 792 events as a pro, meaning that he has finished inside the top-10 in 38% of his starts over a 30 year career.

In those 792 events, Els has won a remarkable 57 times and has finished runner-up 54 times.

He has 40 3rd-places and has finished between 4th and 10th on 149 occasions.

He has picked up four Majors including two US Opens (1994 and 1997) and two Opens (2002 and 2012).

Other successes include two European Tour Order of Merits in 2003 and 2004, 28 European Tour titles (the 7th-most all-time), 19 PGA Tour titles and seven World Match Play titles.

He also reached the World Number One position for a total of nine weeks.

Ernie still has one of the best looking swings in golf. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Els is no longer playing his best golf at the age of 49 but has certainly re-found some form in recent times.

"I'm really happy that I'm playing good golf again," he told the European Tour.

"My body feels good and the ball striking is there now. On the greens I'm starting to feel really comfortable, so that means I can have a chance again to play with these guys.

"That's what I want, to feel like I can have a chance playing Saturdays and Sundays and that's kind of my goal."

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x