Ernie Els Get to know the 49-year old golfer Ernie Els, before he got famous (e.g. Won twice both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.). IMDB reports Monday Night Golf (TV Series) was Ernie Els's first TV appearance in 2003. BirthdayOctober 17, 1969NationalitySouth-AfricanName in PassportTheodore Ernest ElsEthnicitySouth-African (Read: 16 Surprising Celebrity Ethnicities)Ethnic category/Race(?)WhiteSexuality - Gay or NayStraightHis home town is Johannesburg, South Africa. He is of South-African ethnicity. Ernie Els was born on October 17, 1969 on a Friday. Center mapTrafficBicyclingTransit Read: 19 Celebrity childhood Homes Childhood Photos - When he was young Credit: golfdigest.com Younger Photos Credit: golf.com Footage of early or first TV Interview or Appearance Ernie Els and Gary Player, Part 1 Most popular video on Youtube Ernie Els Swing Tips Views: 1,203,871 Share your real life experiences with Ernie Els here and rate your meeting! Correct our wiki/bio - is he not gay or straight or of different heritage? Let us know!